Archive for August, 2016

Winter Bedding Plants

August 25th, 2016

We now have our order form for winter bedding plants. Visit our Depot page to download information and the order form.

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Talk by Steve Halliwell

August 25th, 2016

October 12, 2016
8:00 pmto9:30 pm

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74th Annual Flower Show 20th August St Catherine’s Church Centre

August 25th, 2016


A poor show day for weather but excellent dahlias, roses and vegetable exhibits were present on the show benches. Handicrafts and photographic sections were well supported.

The Banksian medal, awarded to the exhibitor winning the most prize money in the horticultural classes and not won in the last two years, was won by Dave McDermot from our Society. This helped Dave win The Members Trophy.

The Stockport Advertiser Cup for Best in Show went to Bob Davies for his bowl of roses. He gained the most points in the rose section but, in addition, won all the prizes for chrysanthemums.

Dave Shaw from Denton was equally successful in the Dahlia section and won the trophy and medals.

Andrew Moakes from Wigan gained the most points in the vegetable classes and won the Wilkins trophy. However, Dave Shaw’s exhibit of 5 potatoes won him the N.V.S. Medal for best vegetable exhibit.

The Fuchsia Society Bronze medal was won by Dave McDermot and Tony McCarthy took the Crested Spoon. Dave also had the most points in the fuchsia classes.

Beverley Walford’s  3 Dahlias won her the Markham Trophy for  best entry by a novice.

In the domestic section Pauline Hinchliffe gained the most points and Mike Holloway’s Victoria sandwich was judged to be the best entry in these classes.

Liz Thomson won the trophy for best handicraft exhibit. The Best Photo was taken by M Bexley

The President’s trophy for best young person’s exhibit was won by Emily Hearn.

Many thanks to all our exhibitors, sponsors and visitors.

Mike Savage (Show Secretary)

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