Growers defy the weather

20150829- Forfar Flower Show'The Forfar Horticultural Society committee members are pictured with the prize winners. ''Copyright Andy Thompson Photography / ATIMAGES ''No use without payment.
20150829- Forfar Flower Show'The Forfar Horticultural Society committee members are pictured with the prize winners. ''Copyright Andy Thompson Photography / ATIMAGES ''No use without payment.

The Forfar Flower Show held on Friday and Saturday lived up to its usual high standard despite the very mixed weather over the growing season.

The judges and visitors to the show in the Reid Hall commented on the excellent presentation of a wide range of pot plants and cut flowers with exceptional displays of roses and sweet peas taking top awards.

Vegetables were of the highest quality and included displays from some of the best growers and exhibitors in the region.

Of particular note were displays of five different kinds of vegetables where presentations showed some of the very best examples of these items.

The judges in the baking and handicrafts sections found the highest standards of the entrants’ efforts had made the allocation of winners a very difficult task.

Entries in the children’s section, although fewer than usual, were both attractive and appealing with an example of a Christmas tree made from knitted and decorated Border lace, winning the Chairman’s Award.

At the conclusion of the show Mrs Collette Campbell from one of the show’s major sponsors presented the winners’ trophies,

She said the contribution made by the Forfar Flower Show, organised each year by Forfar Horticultural Society, added an important and very welcome element to the vitality and vibrancy of the local community.

She was thanked with the presentation of a bouquet of flowers by Emma Watson, one of the show’s younger voluntary helpers.

A full list of trophy winners will appear in next week’s paper.