Flower Show 2021

The Kilmacolm Flower Show

Covid restrictions were finally eased late in July to allow the committee to proceed with planning a simplified show schedule, planning a careful day for exhibitors and for visitors. But we made it – the Show was a success. Held in the New Community Centre on 4th September, with many of you coming along to show your support and enjoy the colourful displays of cut flowers, potplants, vegetables, novice classes, homebaking and floral art. The judges complimented all exhibitors for top quality entries.

Our thanks go to everyone who contributed to the Show’s success – judges, visitors, exhibitors, committee, Centre staff – Thank You. Thank you to the Cross Café for their help with the Raffle prizes : winners were Jill Abrines, and Susan McArthur.   

Cupwinners:

D. Russell – best exhibit in Sweet Peas, Chrysanthemum, Tomatoes, most points in Vegetables section.

A. Aitken – best exhibit in Dahlias, Onions, most points in Cut Flowers section.

P. Wilson – best exhibit in Herbaceous

M. Gallagher – best exhibit in Gladioli

I. Gillone – best exhibit in Fuchsias

P.McKerrell – best exhibit in KHS Top Vase

C. Smith – best exhibit in Pot Plants

I. Morrice – most points in Pot Plants

J. O’Rourke – most points in Homebaking

H. Calvert – most points in Floral Art

Morven Armour – winner of the Novices section

C. Smith – The Most Meritorious Exhibit in the Kilmacolm Flower Show.

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The Schedule for 2021 Show is below:

2021 Flower Show Schedule

DOORS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC :  10.30a.m.

ADMISSION : £2.00per person – includes entry to Grand Raffle Prize Draw.         (Exhibitors’ admission is free)

CLOSE OF SHOW:    3.00p.m

(Exhibitors are requested to retrieve their exhibits promptly at the close of the Show)

Andy Hepburn Salver                                                                    Best exhibit in Sweet Peas

Glencairn Cup                                                                                Best exhibit in Chrysanthemum

Gryffe Cup                                                                                     Best exhibit in Dahlias

Enterkin Quaich                                                                             Best exhibit in Carnations

Alex Lochhead Salver                                                                   Best exhibit in Herbaceous

Committee’s Cup                                                                           Best exhibit in Gladioli

Centenary Salver                                                                            Best exhibit in Roses

Joyce McCusker Salver                                                                 Best exhibit in Fuchsias

Horst Ludwig Trophy                                                                    Best exhibit in KHS Top Vase

Ben Miller Salver                                                                          Best exhibit Pot Plants

Glenmill Cup                                                                                  Best exhibit Onions

Alex Calvert Cup                                                                           Best exhibit in Tomatoes

Cartrefle Cup                                                                                  Most points in Sect 1 Cut Flowers

Willie Paterson Trophy                                                                 Most points in Sect 2 Pot Plants

Corrie Cup                                                                                      Most points in Sect 3Vegetables

Millennium Cup                                                                             Most points in Sect 4 Novices

Mary Whittet Trophy                                                                     Most points in Sect 5 Homebaking

Greenbank Cup                                                                              Most points in Sect 6 Floral Art

Gladys Reid Cup                                                                            Most points Sect 7 Young Gardeners

John Tainsh Memorial Quaich                                                      The most Meritorious Exhibit in Flower Show

PRIZE MONEY:  1st – £2.   2nd – £1.   3rd – 50p

SECTION 1  – CUT FLOWERS

1             1 vase French or African Marigolds, 7 blooms

2             1 vase Calendula, 5 blooms

3             1 vase Sweet Peas, mixed varieties, 7 spikes

4             1 vase Gladioli, 3 spikes

5             1 vase Gladiolus, 1 spike,

6             1 vase Roses, 3 blooms

7             1 vase Carnations, 5 blooms

8             1 vase Phlox, 3 spikes

9             1 vase Herbaceous, mixed, from open border

10           1 vase Mixed cut flowers, from open border

11           1 vase Flowering Shrub, distinct variety e.g.(hydrangea, fuchsia, honeysuckle)

Chrysanthemum

12           2 vases, 2 distinct varieties, 3 blooms in each vase

13           1 vase, incurved or reflex variety, 3 blooms

14           1 vase, sprays, 3 stems, 3 varieties

15           2 vases, sprays, 2 distinct varieties, 3 stems in each vase

Dahlias

16           1 vase, medium decorative, 3 blooms 6-8”

17           1 vase, small decorative, 5 blooms 4-6”

18           1 vase, miniature decorative, 5 blooms 2-4”

19           1 vase, medium cactus or semi-cactus, 3 blooms, 6-8”

20           1 vase, small cactus or semi-cactus, 3 blooms, 4-6”

21           1 vase, miniature cactus or semi-cactus 5 blooms, 2-4”

22           1 vase, ball, 3 blooms

23           1 vase, miniature ball, 5 blooms 2-4”

K H S – TOP VASE

24           1 vase, mixed flowering stems –  homegrown.

RULES – as per the rules of defunct Garden News competition

TOP VASE is for a vase of mixed flowering stems – containing a total of between 5 and 10 stems,

taken from a minimum of two different kinds of plants

(note: two different kinds – two varieties of the same plant are not two kinds)

Your vase will be viewed from all directions.

Stems used in the display must be fresh, home-grown flowers.

No dried or silk flowers are allowed.

No seed heads or berries are allowed, no accessories such as bows or additional foliage allowed.

Foliage which is growing naturally from the flowering stem and is still attached to that stem is allowed.

You may use packing material, e.g. floral foam.

Your vase can be any shape or size, but should be in proportion to the display. No marks for the vase itself.

SECTION 2 – POT PLANTS

25           1 Pot Fuchsia, any variety

26           1 Pot Geranium

27           1 Pot Geranium, scented

28           1 Pot Foliage Plant

29           1 Pot Cactus

30           1 Pot Succulent

31           1 Orchid

32           1 Pot plant in Bloom

33           1 Pot Begonia, tuberous rooted

34           1 Pot Cascade Begonia

35           1 Annual in Pot

36           1 Patio Pot

37           1 Houseplant, foliage (incl coleus)

SECTION 3 – VEGETABLES

38                          3 Carrots, long

39                          3 Carrots, stump-rooted

40                          3 Onions

41                          3 Onions, from sets

42                          2 Leeks, exhibition long blanch

43                          2 Pot Leeks, blanch (max 6”)

44                          3 Beetroot, Ball

45                          4 Potatoes (white or coloured)

46                          2 Sweet Peppers, any variety

47                          1 Pot Parsley (one plant)

48                          6 pods Broad Beans

49                          6 Shallots, round or pear shaped

50                          6 pods Runner Beans

51                          6 pods French Beans

52                          6 Tomatoes, on plate, stalks attached

53                          Cherry Tomatoes, on plate, stalks attached (max 15)

54                          1 Cucumber

55                          4 Courgettes

56                          4 Chillies

57                          4 Dessert Apples

58                          4 stalks Rhubarb

SECTION 4 – NOVICES – CUT FLOWERS / POT PLANTS / VEGETABLES

This section is confined to exhibitors who have not won three 1st prize awards previously at Kilmacolm Flower Show

59                          3 Roses

60                          Sweet Peas, 5 spikes

61                          Herbaceous (mixed vase)

62                          Flowering Shrub (3 stems) (e.g. hydrangea, fuchsia, honeysuckle)

63                          Marigolds, 5 blooms

64                          Gladiolus, 1 spike

65                          Dahlias, 3 blooms

66                          Annuals, (mixed vase)

67                          1 Pot Plant, any variety, not in bloom

68                          1 Pot Plant, any variety, in bloom

69                          1 Vase of any garden Flowers, arranged for effect

70multi                Vegetables :

Enter any vegetables, grown in your own garden (maximum of 8 varieties)

e.g. 3carrots, 3onions, 3potatoes, 3runner beans, 6peas, 6tomatoes-(on plate, stalks attached)

SECTION 5 – HOMEBAKING

71                                         1 jar Raspberry Jam

72                                         1 jar Strawberry Jam

73                                         1 Gingerbread (plain)

74                                         1 Victoria Sponge (jam)

75                                         1 Apple Pie

76                                         4 Sausage Rolls

77                                         4 Chocolate Brownie squares

78                                         4 Scones, fruit

SECTION 6 –  FLORAL ART

PRIZE MONEY:  1ST – £6.  2ND – £4.  3RD – £2.00.

79                                         An Olympian Arrangement featuring:  “Gold, Silver and Bronze”

Note:  (arrangements may also include accessories, arrangements should not exceed 15” x 15” x 15”)

SECTION 7 – YOUNG GARDENERS  (open to all children in full time School)

PRIZE MONEY:  1st – £3.  2nd – £2.  3rd – £1.00

80                          Any Flower or Vegetable grown by you at home.

81                          An Animal created from veg/fruit/accessories.

                       Photos of the recent Show:

Some pictures from the 2017 Show :

Some Pictures from the 2016 Show

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