Sunday 22 April 2018

Daffodil delights on display at Delgany Flower Show

Lewis McNeill, ‘Best in Show’ in the junior category
Lewis McNeill, ‘Best in Show’ in the junior category
Carol Bone with her ‘Best in Show’ display
Emily Woodward who was third in the junior competition

There were daffodils a-plenty at the Old School House in Delgany last Saturday for the Delgany and District Horticultural Society show.

It was a glorious sunny day for their first show of the year, which was well attended by supporters. As usual there was a wonderful display of daffodils of every shape and size.

Among the trophy winners in the 46 daffodil classes, were Trevor Stevenson (Brides Glen), Ian Erskine (Sandyford), Deirdre Cairns (Malahide), Vincent Dodd (Ashford), Margaret Webb (Bray) and Richard Webb (Bray).

In the 'Other Flowers' classes, the Paul Cruise Salver was awarded to Ruth Handy (Greystones) for a beautiful Camellia, Tom Curtis (Bray) was awarded the CW Beare Cup for a wonderful Erythronium (Dog Tooth Viola) and the TSB Cup for awarded to Trevor Stevenson (Brides Glen) for most points.

There was a collection of 'Plants grown in Containers' and the Plant Protection Cup was awarded to Dr Ken Baker (Greystones) for a magnificent 'Staghorn Fern'. A patio container of spring flowers presented by Trevor Stevenson (Brides Glen) was awarded the McAuliffe Cup.

Floral artists from Bray and Greystones added greatly to the show with their wonderful series of arrangements under the titles of 'Coastal Beauty' and 'Gardener's Choice'. The Myra Stokes Salver for best exhibit was awarded to Carol Bone (Bray) and the Hazel Manning Cup was awarded to Gillian Scanlon (Bray).

There were also nine entries in the junior class -three in the 'Over 10 years' class and the remaining six in the 'Under 10 years' classes. The overall award was won by Lewis McNeill (Bray). Each entrant was awarded an Easter egg for their floral arrangements all done, unaided, in the hall that morning.

In the nine vegetables classes, Trevor Stevenson (Brides Glen) picked up two trophies, The Sam Golden Salver for best exhibit and the Powerscourt Cup for most points in the classes.

The society's rose show will take place in St Cronan's School in Bray on Saturday, June 24.

Bray People