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12:23pm Friday 20th September 2013 in News
Hazel scoops share of overall trophy
Ten-year-old Hazel Potter is celebrating amazing success at the recent Burley Gardeners’ Association Annual Flower and Produce Show.
Hazel, of Willow Tree Gardens, Burley-in-Wharfedale, won two trophies from the show, including jointly winning the overall Burley Show Trophy, which has not been won by a junior entrant since 1993. She shared the trophy for the most points won at the event with Mr Angus Macintosh. She also won the trophy for the junior show entrant.
Her mum Heather said: “We think this is the first time a junior has ever won both these awards at the show. She got first place in the junior classes for a handwritten and illustrated poem, six home-made decorated biscuits, a card for Christmas and a necklace made from unusual materials with second place for flowers in an unusual container (which was plumbing pipes) and third place for a vegetable vehicle where she made a plane with carrots and cucumber slices. “She worked very hard on her entries and it was a great surprise when she was awarded these trophies as she had no idea she was in the running to win anything this year. She will definitely be entering next year.”
GARDENERS’ ASSOCIATION: On September 12, Mark Fisher, a keen proponent of eating “something from the garden every day of the year”, explained to members where our food plants originated and as a result what conditions they need. Such as all vegetables need at least six hours of sun per day which helps determine the site of the vegetable plot. Mark also talked about various methods of storage, the importance of crop rotation, how to keep a diary for planning and recording results, companion planting, pest control and seed germination. He was a mine of information and keen vegetable growers in the audience had plenty of questions. The next meeting will be held at Salem Church Hall behind The Queen’s Head on Main Street on Thursday, October 10, from 7.30pm when John Foley, of Holden Clough Nursery, will talk about Plants for Winter. There will be plants for sale. Refreshments will be available before the talk. Non-members pay an entrance fee of £1. For further information, contact the chairman Angus MacIntosh (01943) 862750.
BRIDGE CLUB: On Monday, September 9, the club played a seven-table Howell Movement, results: 1st equal Joan Driver & John Gilmour, Sheila & Brian Richardson 57%, 3rd Audrey & Dennis West 53%, 4th Jenny Lazenby & Jo Thompson 54%.