Spring Show 2019
Despite the very warm February when all the gardens burst into bloom several weeks earlier than usual, there was still an excellent array of daffodils, tulips, spring flowers, pot plants and vegetables on display for the many visitors to our Spring Show that took place at Ickenham village Hall on Saturday 6th April.
The many people who visited the Show throughout the afternoon were greeted with beautiful blooms alongside some amazing handicrafts and cookery and wine exhibits. There was also a photographic competition which boasted some amazing close up shots of flowers and plants, familiar garden creatures as well as some exotic scenes from around the world.The floral art classes we reintroduced last year, are proving to be popular with entrants and visitors alike. The theme of 'A Nursey Rhyme' and 'A Night at the Ballet' resulted in very creative and well executed arrangements.
Our VIP guest Jo Legg our local PCSO from the Metropolitan Police, presented the prizes and the certificates of merit which were awarded as follows:
Daffodils Roger Trigg
Spring Flowers Barbara Buckle
Pot Plants Pat
Wine Chris Lane
Juniors Oscar Randhawa
Autumn Show 2019
What a strange summer! Sometimes very hot, sometimes chilly and often wet. However, our gardens and allotments didn’t seem to mind, as for our Autumn Show on 7th September, the Village Hall was a riot of colour and filled with floral art, flowers, pot plants, vegetables and fruit as well as domestic, photographic and junior entries.
We had photos of our favourite Glebe and Ickenham Green allotments, and we hope to inspire more allotment holders to enter their produce next Autumn. There were also photos of our sunflower competition entries, won this year by the Crawford family with their sunflower measuring a massive 362 cm!
There was a lovely atmosphere in the Hall as the community joined together to enjoy the show with ever popular tea and homemade cakes. Glebe School brought along their ‘Back to School’ bucket of flowers and produce from their garden which had gone a little wild over the 6 week break but offered plenty of pretty colour and interest.
Following judging, the prizes and awards were presented by Lynn Ronayne-Bedhadj from Middlesex Hardy Plant Society and U3A Hillingdon gardening group.
Trophies for the overall winners throughout the year will be presented at the Society’s AGM
on 29th November, meanwhile here is a summary of ‘Best in Section’ certificate winners for this Show.
Dahlias Roger Trigg
Floral Roger Trigg
Pot Plants Margaret Mayes
Vegetables Janet Noad
Fruit Rhys Jaggar
Domestic Victoria Vincent
Wine Chris Lane
Floral Art Tricia Kirkham
Photographic Gaynor Lasch
Juniors Penny Vincent.