Healthy turnout of visitors and entries

Winners George Bruce, Irene Robertson, Laura Carnegie, Moira McColgan and Sheila Bruce with Rev Ian Murray.
Winners George Bruce, Irene Robertson, Laura Carnegie, Moira McColgan and Sheila Bruce with Rev Ian Murray.

Kirriemuir & District Gardening Association held its summer show recently in Kirriemuir Old Parish Church Hall where the crowds were welcomed by Secretary Anne Pole.

The vegetable classes looked very healthy although the cut flowers entries were down. The judges this year were Jim Ewing from Forfar for flowers, plants and vegetables and Caroline Lang and Janice Easson for the baking and handicrafts. The prizes were presented by Rev Ian Murray.

The results were:-

Silver Cup for Most Points in Vegetable Section Mrs Moira McColgan Runner-up – George Bruce; John Rugg Cup for Leeks George Bruce; 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 - Irene Robertson; Gibson Silver Salver for Best Exhibit in Classes 1 to 73 - Robert Stewart.

Elliott Shield Children’s Sections - Ross McKenzie, Stewart Ramsay Salver for Baking - Sheila Bruce, runner-up – Laura Carnegie, Bruce Salver for Handicrafts - Sheila Bruce, runner-up – Laura Carnegie; Durston Rosebowl for Most Points in Flower Arranging -Irene Robertson & Laura Carnegie.

Vegetables: 6 pods broad beans – 1. M. McColgan; 6 pods runner beans – 1. R. Stewart; 2 globe beet – 1. R.Stewart, 2. L. Carnegie 3. M. McColgan; 3 carrots – 1. M. McColgan; 1 cauliflower 1. L. Carnegie; 3 leeks – 1. G. Bruce; 3 onions from sets – 1. M. McColgan, 2. J. Elliott; 6 pods peas – 1. M. McColgan 2. J. Elliott 3. M. Castles; 4 Potatoes (white) – 1. M. McColgan, 2. J. Elliott, 3. R. Stewart; 4 potatoes (coloured) – 1. G. Bruce 2. R. Stewart; 3 stalks rhubarb - 1. M. Castles 2. J. Elliott; 1 vegetable marrow – 1. M. McColgan, 2. I. Robertson; 3 courgettes – 1. M. McColgan, 2. L. Carnegie; 5 tomatoes – 1. G. Bruce, 5 cherry tomatoes – 1. G. Bruce, 2. J. Elliott; 1 cucumber – 1. M. McColgan 2. I. Robertson; 3 other vegetables – 1. M. McColgan; Kirrie Top Tray - 1. M. McColgan; Plate with 3 different fruits - 1. M. McColgan.

Flowers: 1 Vase Herbaceous (mixed) – G. Bruce; 1 vase mixed annuals – G. Bruce; 3 Butterfly Gladioli – J Elliott; 3 Phlox – G. Bruce; 3 Antirrhinums – G. Bruce; 3 Chrysanthemums – M. McColgan; 9 Sweet Peas – 1 R. Stewart, 2 G. Bruce, 3 M. McColgan; 3 Calendulas – 1 G. Bruce, 2 A. Pole; 4 French Marigolds – 1 G. Bruce, 2 A. Pole, 3 J. Elliott; 3 Roses H.T. – 1 J. Elliott, 3 Asters – 1. G. Bruce; 3 Dahlias (pompom) – G. Bruce; 3 Dahlias (decorative) – 1 I. Robertson 2 G. Bruce; 3 Dahlias (cactus) – I. Robertson.

8 Nasturtiums – 1. M. Castles, 2. G. Bruce; 6 pansies 1. I. Robertson; 6 violas – 1. A. Pole ; 6 Fuchsia Heads – 1. A. Pole, 2. J. Elliott; 3 Lily Stems – 1. A. Pole, 2. G. Bruce, 3. J. Elliott; Bowl of Dahlias – 1. G. Bruce, 2. M. McColgan; Bowl of sweet peas – 1. R. Stewart, 2. G. Bruce; Kirrie Top Vase – 1. J. Elliott, 2. M. McColgan.

Pot Plants: Flowering Tuberous Begonia – 1. J. McLaren, 2. G. Bruce, 3. A. Pole; Geranium – 1. G. Bruce, 2. M. McColgan; Hanging Basket – 1. G. Bruce; Fuchsia in a 4” pot – 1. M. McColgan, 2. G. Bruce; Fuchsia in 6” pot – 1. G. Bruce, 2. M. McColgan; Fuchsia in a pot (any size) – 1. G. Bruce 2. M. McColgan; Standard Fuchsia – 1. G. Bruce; Streptocarpus – 1. I. Robertson, 2. R. Stewart, 3. A. Pole; Flowering Plant other than above – 1. A. Pole, 2. G. Bruce; Coleus – 1. M. McColgan, 2. G. Bruce; Foliage Plant other than Coleus – 1. M. McColgan, 2. J. France, 3. G. Bruce; Non-stop Begonia – 1. G. Bruce, J. McLaren; Display of 3 Pot Plants in a container – 1. M. McColgan; Outdoor Container – 1. G. Bruce 2. A. Pole.

Flower Arranging: Arrangement for an anniversary – 1. L. Carnegie; Disco Party Arrangement – 1. I. Robertson.

Children under 8 years: Wild Flowers in a jar – 1. Ross McKenzie; Edible Necklace – 1. Ross McKenzie, 2. Murrin Thomson, 3= George Thomson, Liam Kidd; Decorated Digestive Biscuit – 1. Ross McKenzie; Pet Photo – 1. George Thomson, 2. Ross McKenzie, 3. Murrin Thomson.

Children 8 years & over up to P7: Wild Flowers in a Jar – 1. Sean Murphy; Pet Photo – 1. Sean Murphy.

Children S1 to S3: Edible Necklace – 1. Derick Matthews; Pet Photo – 1. Derick Matthews.

Baking: Jar Jellied Beetroot – 1. E. Nicoll, 2. L. Carnegie, 3= S. Bruce, M. McLaren; Jar Mincemeat -1. S. Bruce, 2. E. Nicoll; Bundle of Cheese Straws– 1. S. Bruce, 2. E. Nicoll, 3. L. Carnegie; Wedge of Carrot Cake – 1 . S. Bruce, 2. M. McLaren, 3. L. Carnegie; 3 Empire Biscuits – 1. L. Carnegie, 2. E. Nicoll, 3. M. McLaren; 2 Strawberry Tarts – 1. L. Carnegie. 2. S. Bruce.

Handicrafts: Crochet – 1. A. Pole, 2. S. Bruce; Photo of sunset – 1. A. Thomson, 2. L. Thomson; Painted Stone – 1. S. Bruce, 2. E. Nicoll, 3. L. Carnegie; Christmas Cracker – 1. S. Bruce, 2. L. Carnegie; Childs’s mittens – 1. S. Bruce, 2. A. Pole, 3. L. Carnegie; Tea Apron – 1. S. Bruce.