Flowers hit by weather

Some of this year's trophy winners at Kirriemuir Flower Show.
Some of this year's trophy winners at Kirriemuir Flower Show.

Kirriemuir & District Gardening Association held its Summer Show on Saturday in the town’s Old Parish Church Hall where the crowds were welcomed by chairwoman Sheila Bruce.

The vegetable classes looked very healthy although the cut flowers entries were down, not surprising with the weather this summer.

Organisers also said it was good to see some new entrants including the Community Allotment Association. The judges this year were Jim Ewing from Forfar for flowers, plants and vegetables, Barbara Gray for handicrafts and Alison Ramsay for the baking and handicrafts classes.

The prizes were presented by Rev Linda Stevens and the vote of thanks was given by secretary Anne Pole.

The trophy winners are:-

Silver Cup for Most Points in Vegetable Section-Moira McColgan, runner-up–Bertie Paton; John Rugg Cup for Leeks-Bertie Paton; Silver Cup for Most Points in Cut Flower Section-George Bruce, runner-up–Janet Elliott; Airlie Cup for Most Points in Pot Plant section-George Bruce, runners-up–Moira McColgan; Annie Milne Trophy for Best Dahlia Exhibit-George Bruce.

Gibson Silver Salver for Best Exhibit in Classes 1 to 73-Janet Elliott; Elliott Shield Children’s Sections-Ross McKenzie; Stewart Ramsay Salver for Baking-Sheila Bruce, runner-up–Margaret McLaren; Bruce Salver for Handicrafts-Sheila Bruce, runner-up–Anne Pole; Durston Rosebowl for Most Points in Flower Arranging and the Benshie Bowl-Sheila Bruce.