THe annual Lunanhead Flower Show took place last Saturday in the village hall.
Local gardeners displayed the fruits of their labour during what can only be described as a difficult summer, and the winners of the children’s drawing competition to design a picture for the Lunanhead Horticultural Society Annual Flower Show poster and programme, received their prizes.
The new competition was aimed at all local children, pre-school up to school leaving age in Forfar. It received a really positive response with over 40 entries.
Seven-year-old Olivia Longmuir was the overall winner. Her picture was featured on the front cover of the flower show programme and on posters advertising the show.
The main trophy winners were as follows:-
Jim Laird Trophy for the best entry in the flower section - Bob Morrison; Baggerton Trophy for the best entry in the vegetable section - Ian Craib; Gow Rosebowl for the best rose garden - J. Buist; Cyril and Jean Robb Trophy for the best private garden overall - J. Buist; President’s Trophy (best entry in the show) - Mairi Alexander; Proctor Cup/Finlayson Memorial Cup for the most points in the children’s section - Paul Rennie; N. and W. Finlayson Cup (most points in the baking section) - Kate Butler; Wood Trophy (most points in floral art) - Doris Black.
St Margaret’s Cup (best council house garden overall) - Finlay Mackintosh; The Urquhart Shield (best hanging basket or container) - J. Buist; The Society Trophy (open section) - Ian Craib; The Orrock Shield (Best Village Garden overall) - J.Buist; The Edward Kettlewell Memorial Shield (best exhibit in pot plant section) - Ruth Wilson.
Jock Murray Memorial Shield (best village border) - Finlay Mackintosh.
Open Section - best roses, J. Buist; best row of garden peas, Robin de Vere’s; best carrots, N. McDonald; best onions, Robin de Vere’s; best onion sets, Robin de Vere’s; best globe beetroot, J. Buist; best sweet peas, J. Buist; Best hanging basket or container, J. Buist; Best Border, Finlay Mackintosh.
The local show season continues on Friday and Saturday, August 24 and 25 when Forfar Horticultural Society hosts its 113th annual show and exhibition in the Reid Hall.