Gallery: Annual Fuchsia and Pelargonium Show

MORE than 270 colourful plants graced a village hall when it played host to a Fenland group s annual fuchsia and pelargonium show. Titles in a total of 105 classes were also up for grabs for members of Wisbech and District Fuchsia and Pelargonium Society.

MORE than 270 colourful plants graced a village hall when it played host to a Fenland group's annual fuchsia and pelargonium show.

Titles in a total of 105 classes were also up for grabs for members of Wisbech and District Fuchsia and Pelargonium Society.

The weekend-long show, at Emneth Central Hall, also featured a raffle, tombola and sales stall.

Notable success in the fuchsia section went to Peter Webb, from Cambridge, who won 31 first, 29 second, 17 third and five highly commended awards.


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In the members' Pelargonium section Des Mossop, from York, was awarded 26 firsts, 20 seconds and 14 thirds.

Nicki Renwick-Raven, area representative for the British Fuchsia Society, praised the excellent quality of the plants that were on show, adding that many of which were up to national show level.

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Entrants' fees, as well as an auction of plants held by members in April, will be donated to Macmillan Cancer Support.

Anyone wishing to join the society should contact membership secretary John Groom on 01945 474196.

In the Pelargonium section John Green won the Peter & Sheila Barnes trophy for the best exhibit and Tony Whiting received the W & D trophy as runner-up. The shield for gaining most points also went to John Green.

The Junior Open section was won by Simon Welbourn who received the Mick & Mary Pott shield. The BEGS silver spoon was won by Doris Smith for her apple blossom rosebud exhibition.

The Novice section was won by Jenny Ockenden who received the Spikings Trophy. Other First placed cards went to Joan Rivett, Mick Collins, John Green and Tony Whiting.

In the Fuchsia section the R & G Goodman trophy was presented to Tony Rivett for best exhibit. He also received the P. & R Adcock trophy for runner-up to best in show. The Waters Trophy for most points went to John Green who also received the BEGS silver spoon.

The Junior Open section was won by Amy Milligan who received the Anthea and Terry Rudd shield.

The Beginner gaining most points was Roy Downing who received the W & D Fuchsia trophy.

Other First place cards went to Margaret Dunham, Miriam Green, Jenny Ockenden, Margaret Dunham, Tony Whiting, Mick Collins, Brian Nichols, Janet Nicholls, Gerald Mooney and Leslie Dunham.

The R.H.S. Banksian Medal for most points overall was presented to John Green.

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