Gongs for the ‘green-fingered’ at autumn show

Joseph Bulmer

Prize growers honoured at annual horticultural society show

THE area’s prize growers and producers were recognised at Barnstaple and District Horticultural Society’s Autumn Show on Saturday.

Among the local champions presented with cups and certificates at St John’s Garden Centre were South Molton Flower Club’s Rosemary Bulled, who won the James Cup for best in show and the Penhale Cup for runner up in the floral art section. The Hulland Shield for most points in floral art went to Lyn Prust.

The chrysanthemum section was won by Colin Wilkins, with Gordon Willmetts winning the vegetable and Mr Church winning the fruit section.

Other winners included Sue McNeill for handicraft, Wendy Wilkins for jam and preserves, and Olive Buckingham for cakes.

Young horticulturalist Hana Wilkins won the “animal made from a vegetable” section with her “Green Pepper Frog”.