Worcester & District
Chrysanthemum & Dahlia Society
Early Show 2018
At Early Show held at Laylocks Garden Centre the Dahlia Section was well supported, the NDS Silver Medal was won by novice exhibitor Kash Mallaby from Wolverhampton with a superb vase of 'Barbarry D'Amour', she also won the 'Fred Sharpe Cup' for the most points in the Novice Section. The NDS Bronze Medal when to a vase of 'Mary's Jomanda' exhibited by Cliff Wragg from Wootton Wawen, who also won the Dahlia Championship Class using 'Marston Snowball', 'Rossendale Lottie' and 'Kenora Valentine', The 'Peter Blane Shield' was won by Dave Walker from Ledbury with 'Oakwood Goldcrest' and 'Sheval Megan'. Robin Pearce won the 'Peter Walker Plate' and the 'Amateur Challenge Cup' for the most in the dahlia section.
In the Chrysanthemum Section Chris Amphlett won most of the classes, his vase of 'Billy Bell' received to NCS Silver Medal, the 'London Road Challenge Cup' and the 'Royal Worcester Porcelain' for Best Exhibit by a member, his vase of 'Gingernut' won the NCS Bronze Medal and he also won the 'Champion Challenge Cup' using 'Joyce Frieda', 'Gingernut' and 'Cornetto'.
In Vegetable Section it was a good day for Charlie Hodges with his Runner Beans winning the NVS Silver Medal for the Best Dish in the Show, he also won the 'Harry Banner Master Gardener Competition', the 'Wright Trophy' for the most points in the vegetable section and the RHS 'Bankisan Medal' for the most points in the Show.
In the Special Section Charlie Hodges won the 'Chatterton Cup' for his vase of roses. Karen Thorp on the 'Ladies Challenge Cup' for the lady member obtaining the highest number of points in all classes at the Early Show.
Single Bloom Show 2018
It was good to see new exhibitors at Single Bloom Show and the benches completely full. The NDS Silver Medal for the Best Bloom of Dahlia in the show was won by Liz Appleby from Tenbury Wells for her superb bloom of 'Ryecroft Pixie' and the runner up was Robin Pearce's 'Ryecroft Brenda T'. The Best Bloom of Chrysanthemum was George Proverb's 'Billy Bell' and the runner up Chris Amphlett's 'Joyce Frieda'. John Steel's carrot won the Best Vegetable exhibit and the runner up was the onion exhibited by Charlie Hodges. A new section for flowers other than Chrysanthemums and Dahlias was added this year and it proved to be a great success.
Best Chrysanthemum Bloom
'Billy Bell' - George Proverb
Best Dahlia Bloom - 'Reycroft Pixie'
Best Vegetable - Carrot
SPRING SHOW 2018
The entries were down this year due to the difficult growing conditions, the quality of exhibits remain high in all the classes. The ‘Best Bloom in Show’ and the Daffodil Society Bronze Medal’ was awarded to an excellent bloom of ‘Banker’ exhibited by Richard Spiers. The Championship class, the ‘E A Jew Cup’ and the ‘Daffodil Society Diploma’ for the Best Exhibit of Daffodils in the Show was won by Robin Pearce with an exhibit of ‘Celestial Fire’, ‘Lundy Light’ and ‘Sealing Wax’, The ‘Trophy Class’ was won by Robin Pearce using ‘Bravoure’, ‘Pop's Legacy', 'Mondragon', 'Jersey Roundabout', 'New Penny' and 'Goldfinger'. The Best Container of growing daffodils and ‘The Daffodil Society Diploma’ was ‘Grand Soleil D’Or’ exhibited by John Griffin. The ‘Spring Show Shield’ for the most points in the Show was won by Richards Spiers.
LATE SHOW 2017
The bench was packed with top quality blooms for the Late Show at Laylocks Garden Centre.
NCS Silver Medal for the Best Vase in Show was won by Jack Gilbert with his excellent vase of ‘Yellow Fairweather', NCS Bronze Medal for Runner up to the Best Vase in Show was ‘Roy Copeland’ exhibited by Arthur Wilks.
The winner of Class 1 and the Holloway Cup for Best Exhibit in Show was the superb exhibit staged by Arthur Wilks using two vases of ‘Bryony Wade' and vase of ‘Roy Copeland'. The NCS Certificate of Merit awarded at the judge’s discretion went to 'Lydia Mannion' shown by George Proverbs. The Denith Cup for the most points in Section A was won by Chris Amphlett.
The vegetable collection was won by Charlie Hodges, Mike Crump won both the flowering and foliage pot plant classes.
EARLY SHOW 2017
The Early Show held Laylocks Garden Centre was a great success with many excellent exhibits on display, we are very grateful to Laylocks for hosting the Shows and all their support of our shows. It was great to welcome new exhibitors to the Show, some of them showing flowers for the very first time.
In the Chrysanthemum section John Hadley was on fine form with a superb vase of ‘Riley’s Dynasty’ taking the NCS Silver Medal and the London Road Challenge Cup, his vase of ‘Billy Bell’ won NCS Bronze Medal, he also won the Ted Jew Cup using ‘Cream John Wingfield’ and ‘Millennium’ and the Challenge Cup for the most in Section A. Chris Amphlett took the The Championship Challenge Cup with an exhibit of ‘Gillette’,’Laura Norris’ and ‘Joyce Frieda’. Karen Thorp won the Novice Challenge Cup for most points in the novice section.
Cliff Wragg took the honours in the Dahlia section with his winning exhibit in the Championship Class of ‘Hillcrest Candy’, ‘Avcoa Amanda’ and ‘Jomanda’, his vase of ‘Jomanda’ took the NDS Silver Medal for the best vase in show, he won the NDS Bronze Medal for the runner up to best vase with ‘Sir Alf Ramsey’ and Cliff also won ‘Peter Blane Shield’ using ‘Avoca Amanda’ and ‘Blyton Golden Girl’. The ‘Joan Davies Memorial Cup’ was won by Robin Pearce using ‘Gurtla Twilight’ and ‘Willo’s Violet’, Robin also won ‘Peter Walker Plate with an arrangement of pompons, the Royal Worcester Porcelain Trophy for the best exhibit by a member with ‘Gurtla Twilight’ and Amateur Challenge Cup for the most points in the Dahlia section. In the Novice Section Sue Hill received the Fred Sharpe Cup for most points and the Special Challenge Cup.
In the Special Section John Steel won the Chatterton Cup with his exhibit of roses.
Charlie Hodges won almost every class in the Vegetable Section and the NVS Medal, the Harry Banner Master Gardener Competition, the Don Davies Memorial Shield and the Wright Trophy for the most points in the Vegetable Section. Charlie also received the RHS Bankisan Medal for the most points in the Early Show.
SINGLE BLOOM SHOW 2017
The Single Bloom Show was very well supported and the benches were packed with top quality exhibits. In the Chrysanthemum Section the best bloom was John Hadley’s ‘Joyce Frieda’ and Chris Amphlett was runner up with ‘Rita Fox’. In Dahlia Section Dave Walker took the best bloom with ‘Josudi Hercules’ and Robin Pearce was runner up with ‘Firswood Park’. In the Vegetable section Charlie Hodge won Best Vegetable Exhibit with his onion and was runner up with a parsnip.
WORCESTER CITY SHOW 2017
The Society staged a Floral Display at Worcester Show again this year, it was a firm favourite with the visitors, judging by the number of photographs they took of our display. The stands were judge this year for the first time and our display received a well-deserved Gold Award. A big thank you to Terry Witherall, Mike Crump, Chris Amphlett and others who provided flowers, build, manned the stand and made in all possible.
SPRING SHOW 2017
The Spring Show at Lower Broadheath Village Hall was very well supported this year with excellent exhibits in all the classes and it was great to see some very good exhibit in the novice section. Many thanks to go our judge Derek Walker who had plenty of quality exhibits to judge.
The ‘Best Bloom in Show’ and the Daffodil Society Bronze Medal’ was a superb bloom of ‘Banker’ exhibited by Colin Parkes. The Championship class, the ‘E A Jew Cup’, the ‘Daffodil Society Diploma’ for the best daffodils exhibit of in the show was won by John Griffin with an outstanding exhibit of ‘Round Oak’, ‘Altun Ha’ and ‘Lakeland Fair’, The ‘Trophy Class’ was by Robin Pearce using ‘Bravoure’, ‘River Queen’, ‘Beautiful Dream’, ‘Gold Convention’, Pacific Rim’ and ‘State Express’. The best container of growing daffodils and ‘The Daffodil Society Diploma’ was ‘Hawera’ exhibited by John Steel. The ‘Spring Show Shield’ for the most points in the show was won by Richards Spiers. The quality of exhibits in the Auricula classes was very good and Derek Tilt’s pan of Pleione was superb.
Championship Class - John Griffin
‘Round Oak’, ‘Altun Ha’ and ‘Lakeland Fair’
LATE SHOW 2016
Laylocks Garden Centre
The Late Show at Laylocks Garden Centre was so well supported and that we struggled to find room for all the exhibits.
NCS Silver Medal for the Best Vase in Show was won by Jack Gilbert with his superb exhibit of ‘Dorridge Celebration’, it also won the J Powell Cup for the Best Vase of incurve, NCS Bronze Medal for Runner up to the Best Vase in Show was ‘Jill Anderton’ exhibited by Derek Evans.
The winner of Class 1 and the Holloway Cup for Best Exhibit in Show was George Proverbs using ‘Kath Stephenson Primrose’, ‘Kath Stephenson Rose’ and ‘Lydia Mannion Primrose’
The Denith Cup for the most points in Section A was won by Chris Amphlett.
SINGLE BLOOM SHOW 2016
At the Single Bloom Show our judge Jason Smith was kept busy as it was difficult to find space for all the dahlia entries on the benches.
The following exhibitors won the best in section:
Chrysanthemums - Chris Amphlett - ‘Joyce Frieda’
Dahlias - Mike Crump - ‘Ryecroft Jan’
Vegetables - Terry Witherall – Onions
The new layout at the Early Show worked very well, allowing more space for the vegetables and pot plants to be exhibited at their best. The show was well supported and it was good to see some new exhibitors. John Hadley was on fine form with his superb vases of ‘Billy Bell’ win both the NCS Silver and Bronze Medals, his Silver Medal vase also won the ‘Royal Worcester Porcelain Trophy’. The Chrysanthemum Championship class was won by Chris Amphlett with ‘Joyce Frieda’, ‘Billy Bell’ and ‘Rita Fox’, he also won the ‘Ted Dew Cup’ and was awarded the ‘Challenge Cup’ for the most points in the Chrysanthemum section. The ‘G Craven Trophy’ for the Best Vase of Sprays was awarded to ‘Yellow Talbot Parade’ exhibited by Fred Hunt. In the novice Chrysanthemum section Karen Thorpe won the ‘Novice Challenge Cup’.
Terry Witherall took the NDS Silver Medal with an excellent vase of ‘Marston George’, The NDS Bronze Medal was won by Cliff Wragg from Wotton Wawen with a very fine bloom of ‘Sir Alf Ramsey’, The Dahlia Championship Class was won by Robin Pearce using ‘Ryecroft Brenda T’, ‘Trelyn Kiwi’ and ‘Willo’s Violet’, Robin also won the ‘Amateur Challenge Cup’ for the most points in the Dahlia section and the ‘Joan Davies Memorial Cup with ‘Willo’s Violet’ and ‘Leslie’s Willo’. The ‘Peter Blane Shield’ went to Dave Walker. Terry Witherall’s display of cactus dahlia was awarded the ‘Peter Walker Plate’. In the Dahlia Novice section Karen Thorpe won both the ‘Special Challenge Cup’ and the ‘Fred Sharpe Cup’.
It was good to see more entries in the vegetable section this year. The NVS Medal and the ‘Don Davies Memorial Shield’ was won by Fred Hunt with a dish of shallots and he also received the ‘Wright Trophy’ for the most points in the vegetable section. Charlie Hodges won the ‘Harry Banner Master Gardener’ Competition. In the Special section Fred Hunt won the ‘Chatterton Cup’ with his vase of roses.
WORCESTER CITY SHOW 2016
The Floral exhibit stage by the Society at Worcester City Show created much interest with visitors who attended the show in record numbers this year, the display feature dahlias grown by Terry and Robin, they were complimented perfectly by Mike Crump’s begonias and streptocarpus.
SPRING SHOW 2016
Best Exhibit in Show
Winner of The 'E A Jew Cup'
- Colin Parkes
2016 SPRING SHOW REPORT
This year show was held in the evening at Lower Broadheath Village Hall and proved to be a great success with the bench packed with quality blooms, Colin Parkes on fine form winning the Championship Class ‘E.A.Jew Cup’ with an excellent exhibit of ‘Ombersley’, ‘Cape Cornwall’ and ‘Crown Dale’, his exhibit was the best exhibit in the show, he also won the ‘Daffodil Society Bronze Medal’ for the best bloom in the show with ‘Barbara Ann’ and the ‘Spring Show Shield for the most points in the show. Richard Spiers won the best exhibit of growing daffodils with ‘Hawera’. The ‘Trophy Class’ was won by Robin Pearce using ‘Sea Legend’, ‘Royal Viking’, ‘Arkle’, ‘Misty Glen’, ‘Altun Ha’ and ‘Golden Rapture
2015 LATE SHOW REPORT
We enjoyed one of the best Late Show in recent years, the changes to the schedule suggested by Jack Gilbert were a great success and helped to fill the benches with top quality exhibits. It was good to see new exhibitors Arthur Wilks, Dean Laws and Albert Warr at the Show this year.
The main prize winners were:
Best Exhibit in Show -The Holloway Cup - Jack Gilbert with ‘White Fairweather’ and ‘Woolman’s Venture’ this exhibit also won the NCS Certificate
Best Vase in Show – NCS Silver Medal - Arthur Wilks with ‘Bryony Wade’
Runner up to Best Vase in Show NCS Bronze Medal – Chris Amphlett with ‘Alexis’
Best Vase of Reflex in show – The J Powell Cup - Chris Amplett with 'Pat Miller'
Most Points in Show - Jack Gilbert
Best Exhibit in Novice Section – The Late Show Challenge Cup – Dean Law with 'Peach Fairweather’
Runner up to Best Exhibit in Novice Section – NCS Certificate – Dean Law with ‘Peach Fairweather’.
Most Point in Novice Section – Dean Law
2015 EARLY SHOWS REPORT
The Early Show at Laylocks Garden Centre was one of the best in recent times with all sections well supported. Chris Amplett was on good form winning both the NDS Silver and Bronze medals with vases of ‘Billy Bell’. The Chrysanthemum Championship was won by Cliff Arnold with a fine exhibit using ‘Yellow Billy Bell’,’Billy Bell’ and ‘Yellow Wingfield’ Ron Guest’s superb exhibit of ‘Sir Alf Ramsey’, ‘Sheval Megan’ and ‘Trelyn Kiwi’ won the Dahlia Championship Class. The Silver Medal was awarded to Ron’s vase of ‘Sir Alfred Ramsey’ and the Bronze Medal to his excellent vase of ‘Sheval Megan’ a new cultivar from Terry Bratcher. Karen Thorpe won both the Dahlia Novice Cup and the ‘Ladies Cup’ In the Vegetable Section Fred Hunt’s exhibit of leeks won the NVS medal and he also won the ‘Harry Banner Master Gardener Competition’. Bob Oliver had the most points in the section and received the RHS Bankisan Medal for the most points in the show.
The Summer Single Bloom Show was very well supported with Terry Witherall winning the best in show for chrysanthemum with ‘Joyce Freda’ and dahlias with ‘Mary’s Jomanda’, Fred Hunt’ s leeks were again awarded best vegetable in the show.