Produce and prizes at superb summer show

Liam Hutchings, chairman of Havant and District Horticultural Society, with his second prize dahlias. 

Picture: Sarah Standing (142348-5832)

Liam Hutchings, chairman of Havant and District Horticultural Society, with his second prize dahlias. Picture: Sarah Standing (142348-5832)

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FOR more than 75 years the people of Havant have come together for one day to celebrate the horticultural joys of summer.

And this year’s show of the Havant and District Horticultural Society was as good as any.

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The Havant and District Horticultural Society annual show took place on Saturday at St Nicholas Church Centre in Bedhampton.

Pictured is: Ann Buckley, with her floral arrangement which got first prize.

Picture: Sarah Standing (142348-1568) PPP-140908-182859001

9/8/2014 (NEWS) The Havant and District Horticultural Society annual show took place on Saturday at St Nicholas Church Centre in Bedhampton. Pictured is: Ann Buckley, with her floral arrangement which got first prize. Picture: Sarah Standing (142348-1568) PPP-140908-182859001

Scores of people turned out to the St Nicholas’ Church Centre in Belmont Grove, Bedhampton, to see a feast of homegrown fruits and vegetables, as well as thoughtful crafts, photographs and floral displays.

Poppies were on display to tie in with the 100th anniversary of the First World War.

Ann Buckley, from Havant, a member of the society, said: ‘It was very successful.

‘All the produce was very good. We were concerned a few weeks back with the weather when it was very hot, but we had more entries than last year.’

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The Havant and District Horticultural Society annual show took place on Saturday at St Nicholas Church Centre in Bedhampton.

Pictured is: Diana Towler from Horndean, also got first prize for her courgettes, which she was delighted with as she has never entered before.

Picture: Sarah Standing (142348-1618) PPP-140908-183518001

9/8/2014 (NEWS) The Havant and District Horticultural Society annual show took place on Saturday at St Nicholas Church Centre in Bedhampton. Pictured is: Diana Towler from Horndean, also got first prize for her courgettes, which she was delighted with as she has never entered before. Picture: Sarah Standing (142348-1618) PPP-140908-183518001

But this year’s weather put paid to the roses section, with no entries for the traditional English flower.

Brian Kidd, The News’ gardening guru, was on hand to give out the trophies.

Mrs Buckley said: ‘It was fantastic.

‘He spoke about runner beans because Mrs Moore’s were straight.

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The Havant and District Horticultural Society annual show took place on Saturday at St Nicholas Church Centre in Bedhampton.

Pictured is: Well done to Peters Rogers from Emsworth, for picking up first prize for his basket of fruit and vegetables.

Picture: Sarah Standing (142348-1596) PPP-140908-183329001

9/8/2014 (NEWS) The Havant and District Horticultural Society annual show took place on Saturday at St Nicholas Church Centre in Bedhampton. Pictured is: Well done to Peters Rogers from Emsworth, for picking up first prize for his basket of fruit and vegetables. Picture: Sarah Standing (142348-1596) PPP-140908-183329001

‘He said that when he grew them he had interesting shapes like the letters of the alphabet.’

Portsmouth Water supported the event this year.

Winners

Peter Rogers – vegetables and flowers

Ruth Moore – vegetables and handicrafts

Roy Harding – dahlias

Billie Wyllie – soft fruits

Ann Buckley – flowers and soft fruits

Mrs Barber – photography

 

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