Hardy gardeners star at spring show

PUBLISHED: 11:00 05 April 2018

Rosemary Bailey with her mixed daffodyls
Congresbury Spring show. SF

Rosemary Bailey with her mixed daffodyls Congresbury Spring show. SF 24,3,18

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Dreadful weather conditions of late proved no match for hardy gardeners who showcased the fruits of their labour at a spring show this week.

Jane Hares with lemon drizzle cake.Jane Hares with lemon drizzle cake.

Congresbury Gardening Club held its spring flower show at the Old School Rooms.

Congresbury’s green-fingered villagers defied bouts of heavy snowfall to enter top-quality exhibits.

The show’s big winners were Judy Brook and Denise Smith, who claimed two cups each – and Pat Jarvis walked away with the coveted Daffodil Cup.

Chloe Chetland was the star of the children’s categories, winning a pair of prizes.

Dave Hares with his leek.Dave Hares with his leek.

Show secretary and club chairman Lyn Bacon said: “It went really well.

“We had loads more entries than expected considering the weather.

“The number of children’s entries was up too.

“I’m really pleased, it was a big surprise.

Colin Edwards with his turnips.Colin Edwards with his turnips.

“It was a very good show.”

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