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From orchids to cakes, horticultural show was a blooming success

The Hayling Island Horticultural Society held their Spring show on Saturday at Hayling Island Community Centre.

Pictured is: Peter May (68) from Hayling Island, who is a first time entrant and managed to get first, second and third place at the Spring show.

Picture: Sarah Standing (14953-8965) PPP-140329-173515001

The Hayling Island Horticultural Society held their Spring show on Saturday at Hayling Island Community Centre. Pictured is: Peter May (68) from Hayling Island, who is a first time entrant and managed to get first, second and third place at the Spring show. Picture: Sarah Standing (14953-8965) PPP-140329-173515001

IT WAS an afternoon full of colours, perfumes and beautiful displays as a club kicked off with its first horticultural show of the year.

The Hayling Island Horticultural Society held its spring show on Saturday and orchids, cacti, daffodils, cakes and photographs were on display.

Many members of the club entered the competition and non-members were also encouraged to enter.

Independent judges went around the show and awarded first, second and third prizes in the different categories.

Member Peter May, from Warren Close, Hayling Island, entered the show for the first time.

He received a first, second and third in the categories he entered.

The 68-year-old said: ‘All my entrants won places which is fantastic.

‘I was most proud of my orchid because there is very little you can do to prepare them. You just have to wait and see.

‘My daffodil entries were the hardest because it is so difficult to get them perfect.’

Show manager, Norman Newton had to ensure the Spring Show ran smoothly as well as keeping an eye on how his entries did.

Mr Newton, 69, said: ‘I love holding these shows every year but it takes so much planning.

‘But everyone has fun and at 30p to enter the competition, it is the cheapest fun anyone can have.’

But the show is also open to flower enthusiasts.

Marjorie Smith, from Victoria Road, said: ‘I love seeing all the conventional pieces.

‘It is a nice way to spend an afternoon.’

 

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