Tottington Horticultural Society holds two shows a year with daffodils featuring highly in the Spring show. There were 54 entries in the daffodil classes, over a hundred blooms in all, which, given the bad weather conditions, is a tribute to the exhibitors.
Tom Alty won the major award for Most First Prizes in the daffodil classes, ‘The Tom Scholes Memorial Tray’. Tom was also awarded a Diploma, by Judge Dianne Mason, for three division 4 blooms of ‘Crowndale’.
Keith Capper gained the Bronze Medal for Best Exhibit in show with six vases of single daffodils ‘Banker’, ‘Misty Glen’, ‘Dust Up’ (2 W-W), ‘Quantum’(2 Y-Y), ‘Abstruse’(3 W-R) and ‘Detector’ (1 Y-Y). ‘Banker’ from this same six went on to win the ‘Walter Lea Cup’ for Best Bloom in Show.
Frank Hartnell won the Miniature Championship Class (3 vases, 1 stem per vase) with ‘Pacific Coast’(8 Y-Y),‘Pixie’s Sister’ (7 Y-Y), and ‘Sabrosa’ (7 Y-Y). Frank was also awarded a Diploma for a vase of three ‘Mission Bells’.
Andrew Clarke won the class for one Division 6 with ‘Trena’ and the class for three division 6 again with ‘Trena’.
Photographs Courtesy of Keith Capper
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