It’s blooming great for Anne at Oxton

Oxton Flower Show Anne Poole and her trophy for the 'Best in Show' begonia.
Oxton Flower Show Anne Poole and her trophy for the 'Best in Show' begonia.

A good summer-growing season was reflected in the excellent entries at Oxton Flower Show, opened by Nicola Pringle, a local schoolgirl and Scottish Youth Parliament member.

There were plenty of cooking and handicraft exhibits, and the Channelkirk schoolchildren’s artwork brightened up the hall. Teas were enjoyed outside and there was an entertaining auction of produce at the end.

Trophy winners – best ornamental garden (judged in late July) – Nancy Sloan; best vegetable garden – Jim Kirkness; best hanging baskets – Bob Johnston/Jim Kirkness (equal first); most points in cut flowers and vegetables – Jim Kirkness; most point in vegetables and potatoes – Jim Mercer; best vegetable collection – Ivor Jones; best vegetable exhibit – Kate Hankey; most points in cut flowers and best roses – Jim Kirkness.

Floral art – Amanda Young; handicrafts – Lesley McCrindle; baking – Frances Dickman; preserves – Morag Cunningham; WRI – Agnes Bell.

Children’s handicrafts – Ellen Donaldson; high school age group – Caitlin Donaldson; Channelkirk schoolchildren – Hannah Page; nursery class – Sam Pool.

Family with most points – Donaldson; best exhibit in show – Anne Poole for her begonia.