The Biddenham Show 2012 took place on Sunday 9th September, the weather was warm and dry, with a good turnout of visitors. Jeremy’s report follows:
This has been a difficult year for vegetable growing but,in spite of that, there was an increased number of entries with quite a bit of competition in some classes. The fruit yield has been exceptionally low and there were only three entries in the standard fruit categories. The classes for flowers were also very poorly represented and there were no flower arrangements at all. In all, sixteen people entered for at least one class and there were sixty-nine separate entries in the fruit,flower and vegetable classes.
Four residents shared the silverware. The Peacock Spade for the resident gaining most points in flowers,fruit and vegetables and the Biddenham Gardeners Association Challenge Shield for the BGA member gaining most points in flowers,fruit and vegetables were awarded to Marjorie Congdon. The Ted Brooks Cup for the resident displaying the best exhibit of vegetables and the Sir Douglas Gordon Cup for the male resident gaining most points in flowers,fruit and vegetables were awarded to Jeremy Arthern. The Mrs Lily Bowl for the best dahlia entry by a resident was awarded to Rosemary Harris and the Captain Carter Cup for the resident displaying the best exhibit of fruit or herbs was awarded to Paul Newton-Smith (Jeremy Arthern, Chairman, Biddenham Gardeners Association)