West Moors Show Report 2016


West Moors Spring Show is always well supported especially by the local community who provide a membership base any village would be proud of. It is a friendly show which, as far as daffodils are concerned caters both for top class competition attracting exhibitors from other counties; but also importantly for the novice grower and local gardeners in what they term members ‘small growers’ classes. In fact there are as many classes for daffodil small growers as there are in the main competition, with special classes for garden favourites such as ‘Ice Follies’, ‘Tahiti’, ‘St.Keverne’, and ‘Rainbow’; to a trophy class for an all yellow daffodil, won this year by Miss Erica Pickard with a very nice Impeccable 2Y-Y; and even their own small growers championship class for four vases, won this year by Master Ken Pickard. There seemed to be no shortage of first time exhibitors in these small growers classes which is good to see.

In the open daffodil classes there were four exhibitors in the West Moors Championship Class:
Derek Phillips is this years winner with: Gympie 1Y-Y; Dorneywood 1W-Y; Pink Silk
1W-P; Lennymore 2Y-R; Banker 2Y-O; and Latchley Meadows 2W-Y.
Dave Manston was runner up, and Ray Hayward third.
Derek’s Banker was also judged to be Best Bloom in Show, and the entry was awarded Best Exhibit in the Daffodil classes.

Dave Manston came good in the Div:1 classes winning all three with: Midas Touch 1Y-Y;
3X St.Budock; and 3X Swanvale 1W-W. ‘That’s nice’ were my thoughts when Dave put up his vase of three Swanvale, which quite rightly was awarded Best Vase in Show.

The remaining multi stem vases in Divs:1-4 were won by Derek Phillips with:
3X Impeccable 2Y-Y; 3X Demo 2Y-O; and 3X Heamoor 4Y-Y. There were no entries for 3X Div:3.

The two multi head classes were both won by Tony Beard with Ice Wings 5W-W.

The homemade cakes for sale with a cup of tea in the afternoon also deserve a mention, absolutely scrummy.

Derek Phillips.
WMHS Member.

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