September News

Our September meeting was very well attended. The Gold Club were unable to supply a speaker as scheduled but fortunately, Martin Young kindly stepped in at short notice.

Instead of a talk on houseplants, we were treated to a very interesting illustrated¬† account of Martin’s time spent on Ascension Island whilst serving in the RAF. He clearly enjoyed his time there which is not surprising as the scenery looked breath-taking.

On Sunday 16th we took part in the Dorset Federation Inter-Society Show at Tarrant Keynstone, near Blandford.

Exhibits ready for judging

We did extremely well, winning five trophies and then we were surprised and delighted to win the RHS Banksian Medal for the highest points in Horticulture.

This  large collection of vegetables was supplied by Mark Read

This mixed collection, also staged by Mark, won the Hambro Cup

Three vases of annuals, Best Floral Exhibit (Ashton Cup) , sweet peas, zinnias and marigolds.

We were very pleased to win the Dorset Produce Association Cup for this Collective class. Five exhibits are awarded points out of ten with ten more available for presentation. Our theme was Tea for Two. We gained fifty-one points (three nines and three eights), six more than the second placed exhibit!

The Harry Dawes Trophy was won for the Best Pot Plant and the Bob Jones Salver for the highest points in flowers.

A very good day indeed. A huge thank you to all those members who supplied exhibits.

Important Information

On October 4th our Harvest Supper will take place at the School as last year. There will be a ham and cheese ploughman’s supper followed by Dorset apple cake with clotted cream. The cost is ¬£5 and members should ring 814887 or 813942 to book a place if they haven’t already done so.

The evening will begin with a floral demonstration by Mark Read entitled Autumn Colour followed by the meal. We hope to see you there.