Jedburgh Horticultural Society’s annual flower show looks set for a bright future if last weekend is anything to go by.
Entries from the town’s youngsters helped ensure the town hall looked blooming lovely on Saturday despite entries in the floral section being down due to difficult growing conditions.
The children’s section was a resounding success, attracting entries from all the surrounding schools and collectively the biggest ever entry of fuschias, with pupils having grown the seeds gifted to them by the society.
Show secretary Ann Laidlaw said: “The teachers in the local schools, which included Ancrum this year, were asked to choose what type of entry their classes were going to submit and the result was that there was hardly a space left on the walls in the downstairs hall.
“It was a really brilliant display.
“Every year the Horticultural Society sends plants to the schools for the children to grow on and exhibit at the show - this year it was fuchsias and we had what was probably the biggest entry ever.
“The judges found it very difficult to pick the winners and the display on the stage was quite stunning.”
She added: “The number of entries was down compared to the last few years, particularly in the floral section, but considering the difficult growing conditions this was to be expected and seems to be the trend for most o this years shows.
“The standard of exhibits, however, remained extremely high.”
Best exhibit in the industrial section went to Betty Turnbull, of Melrose, and Jonathan Noble picked up most points in the TD8 section.
Sarah Purves, of Stichill, won best exhibit and most points in the floral art section.
Best exhibit and most points in the vegetable section went to Hawick’s Douglas Oliver, and the prize for best in the floral section went to Davy Rodgerson, of Selkirk.
Jedburgh men Dennis Laing and Bob Beaton were named best in the photography and stick sections respectively, and Jessica Stevens came top in the primary school section.
Best garden prize went to John Frater, of Priors Meadow.
The prizes were presented by Brian ‘Chico’ Woods and Roy Laidlaw and dressed in floral shirts to compliment the exhibits they made the lengthy presentation a very light hearted affair
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Full results were as follows:
The Hannah Dawson Memorial Cup for Best Exhibit of Pot Plants (Classes 1 - 14) Jean Wood, Eccles, Kelso
The Irvine Challenge Cup - Class 35 (6 Gladioli Spikes) Bill Cockburn, Yetholm
The Mark Rutherford Memorial Trophy - Class 40 (1 Gladioli Spike) Bill Cockburn, Yetholm
The Bill Byres Trophy - Most Points in Gladioli Classes (35 - 40) Bill Cockburn, Yetholm
Lady Lothian Challenge Cup - Best Exhibit of Chrysanthemums Maurice Wear, Hawick
The Bob Young Cup - Class 66, 2 Small Vases Decorative Dahlias Davy Rodgerson, Selkirk
Lodge St. John B-Centenary Cup - Best Exhibit of Dahlias Davy Rodgerson, Selkirk
The Rob Young Cup - Class 85, 6 Begonias shown on board Jim Mihulka, Redpath, Earlston
The Robertson Trophy - Best Exhibit in Begonia Section Jim Mihulka, Redpath, Earlston
Susanna Smith Memorial Trophy - Class 98, 1 Single Rose Bill Anderson, Clovenfords
The Laidlaw Cup - Best Exhibit in Floral Section Davy Rodgerson, Selkirk
The Palmer Trophy - Best Exhibit in Floral Art Sarah Purves, Stitchill
Special Prize for Most Points in Floral Art Section Sarah Purves, Stitchill
The Tulloch Potato Shield - Best Display of Potatoes Jim Kirkness, Oxton
Jedburgh Legion Challenge Cup - Best Exhibit of Onions Douglas Oliver, Hawick
The Jock Thomson Trophy - Best Exhibit of Leeks Jim Kirkness, Oxton
The Agnew Challenge Cup - Best Exhibit in Vegetable Section Douglas Oliver, Hawick
RHS Banksian Medal - Most Prize Money in Horticultural Section Douglas Oliver, Hawick
The President’s Cup - Most Points in TD8 Section Jonathan Noble, Jedburgh
Bill Turnbull Trophy - Best Fuchsia Margaret Wear, Jedburgh
Silver Rose Bowl - Most Points in Classes 225 - 253 Margaret Linton, Jedburgh
Runner Up Cup - Most Points in Classes 225 - 253 Helen Hope, Broughton
Millennium Quaich - Most Points in Classes 254 -277 Helen Hope, Broughton
Toc H Rose Bowl - Runner Up in Classes 254- 277 Maureen Mitchell, Jedburgh
Bi-Centenary Rose Bowl - Best Exhibit in Industrial Section Betty Turnbull, Melrose
Jedburgh Rotary Club Trophy - Best Exhibit in Stick / Men’s Handicrafts Section Bob Beaton, Jedburgh
Tom Lean Memorial Shield - Best Exhibit in Photography Section Dennis Laing, Jedburgh
Horticultural Society Cup - Best Exhibit in TD8 Photography Section Dennis Laing, Jedburgh
Tom McLeish Shield - Best Junior Floral Art Munro Currie
The Jed Eye Trophy (Children’s Pot Plants Lewis Ralston
Tom Pringle Cup - Most Points in 16 Years and Under Section Esmee Wragg
Jessie Scott Cup - Runner Up in 16 Years and Under Section Kay Sinton
Alice Nicol Cup - Class 320, Cross Stitch (or Committee’s Decision on Show Day) Esmee Wragg
Alistair McGinnis Cup - Best Exhibit in Primary School Section Jessica Stevens
President’s Cup (Junior) - Best Exhibit in Rainbow, Brownie or Guide Section Chelsea Lamb
First - Best Pot Plant Lewis Ralston
Second - Best Pot Plant Jessica Stevens
Third - Best Pot Plant Euan McKay
Fourth - Best Pot Plant Jake Leitch
Commended James Leitch
Commended Robbie Gordon
1st. John Frater 33 Priors Meadow
2nd. Ina Lunn 29 Lothian Road
3rd. Catriona Graham 53 Hartrigge Road
4th. Mary Beaton 22 Brewster Place
5th George Whitehead 44 Dounehill
Margaret &Lawrence Armstrong 4 Allerton Court
Liz & Roy Spowart 6 Bongate
Carol Henderson Dunshill Drive
Harry Jeffrey 68 Howden Road
Billy Robson 89 Howden Road
Wattie Grieve 91 Howden Road
Jimmy Lauder Ryecroft, Ryerigg