Beautiful blooms at Crowthorne summer show
Published: 15 Jul 2013 16:000 comments
Members of the group showcased their best work at Our Lady's School, in The Avenue, on a sunny Saturday afternoon.
Margaret Finch, of Farley Hill, was awarded first prize in the bowl of roses category and has been a member of the society for 12 years.
She said: "I'm really pleased. Because it's become so hot I thought the roses might be a bit more wilted than they are so I'm happy. I'll have to go home and congratulate the garden!"
Crowthorne man Tony Woodham was commended for having the best potted plant on display. He told the News that he has had many wins over the years, over myriad categories, but added: "It's quite an old plant and this is just this spring's growth. It's come up lovely."
Long-term member Susan-Mary Spiller won first prize in three categories - one of which was 'A Day At The Seaside' class, where entrants used garden flora and fauna to create a beach scene.
She said: "It's lovely to win, but I would like to see a bit more competition next time!"
Chairwoman of the society, Judy Mobsby, was delighted to clinch a prize herself for having the best trio of onions.
She said: "They turned out better than I was expecting - it's been a difficult spring for vegetables but it's all come together at the right time really.
"We have specialist, expert judges judging each category and overall I'm very pleased with the entries. The vegetables and fruit are not quite where we'd expect them to be because of the weather but this year there's also been a lot of entries in the cookery classes."
Mrs Mobsby has been heading up the 109-year-old group for two decades and was pleased to see some younger people exhibiting for the first time this year.
Members and visitors also enjoyed a raffle, with bottles of wine and other prizes on offer.
For a full list of winners, pick up a copy of this week's Bracknell News.