Creakes Gardeners Club has a good year

Creakes Gardeners Club show secretary, Alan Crisp (left) and new chairman, John Green, spot a garden pest in the flower section of the show. MLNF15PB09710 ANL-150709-101209001
Creakes Gardeners Club show secretary, Alan Crisp (left) and new chairman, John Green, spot a garden pest in the flower section of the show. MLNF15PB09710 ANL-150709-101209001
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Poor weather could have dealt a death blow to the 19th Creakes Gardeners’ Club Horticultural Show. But gardeners are made of sterner stuff.

“We are down on exhibitors this year but slightly up on the number of entries,” said show secretary Alan Crisp.

“We had a total of 232 entries as against 213 last year.”

It seemed that weather that was bad for some was good for others.

“Entries in the vegetable section were considerably up,” he said, showing that plentiful rain was good news for things like cabbages, Brussels Sprouts and potatoes.

“Flowers were about the same but fruit entries were less than half compared with last year.”

The show’s top performers were Jane Faire and Alan Crisp who won the Everett Cup as joint overall points winners. Last year there was also a tie for this cup between Glynis Clack and Ian Hudson.

But although losing out this year Mrs Clack managed to go one better in the All Exhibitors Cup section for vegetables and salads. Last year she shared it with Brenda Cooper and Ian Hudson.

This year she won it outright.

The event also welcomed John Green as its new chairman as the previous chairman, Peter Phillips, had left the village.

The 14 trophies were presented by the president, Jean Richards.

Results:

Everitt Cup (overall points winner): Jane Faire and Alan Crisp

Best exhibit (vegetables, fruit and flowers): Glynis Clack

Rose Trophy; Jane Faire

Silver Sauceboat (cookery and preserves): Doreen Crisp

Craft’s Cup: Glynis Clack

Belton Country Estates Trophy (vegetables and salads, section 1): Ian Hudson

All Exhibitor’s Cup (vegetables and salads, section 2): Glynis Clack

The Couzens Cup (fruit): Jane Fair

The Fakenham Garden Centre Shield (Flowers, section 4): Alan Crisp

All members Cup (Flowers, section 5): Alan Crisp

The Committee Cup (Flower arrangements): Jane Faire

Silver Salver (Cookery and preserves, section 8): Pam Green

The Great Walsingham Gallery Cup (Craft, section 9): Glynis Clack

Photographic Cup: John Green