Purbrook Horticultural Society’s joy of spring

TASTY Betty Clark with her home-made jams. ''Picture: Allan Hutchings (13830-548)
TASTY Betty Clark with her home-made jams. ''Picture: Allan Hutchings (13830-548)
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IT may have been a miserable March for weather, but gardeners have been working hard to make sure their daffodils are in full bloom.

The historic Deverell Hall was a sea of colour and the scents of spring as members of Purbrook Horticultural Society put on a fantastic display.

Show secretary Charles Mobsby said: ‘The show went better than expected in many ways. We thought with the weather there would not be that many daffodils, but people worked hard to get them open for the show.

‘It was a cold day, but it did not put people off coming. Lots of people came and really enjoyed themselves.’

Mr Mobsby said every gardener had been feeling the strain of the cold weather.

He added: ‘The ground has been difficult to work. It’s been difficult to get jobs done.’

Owing to the bad weather, this year’s show saw just two flowering shrub entries.

The main summer show will take place in August.

The society was established in 1940.

To find out more visit purbrookhorticulturalsociety.org.uk