Photos: Flower show spectacular

Forbes’ 61st Annual Spring and Rose Show was at the Forbes Services Memorial Club last Saturday with another splendid showing.

Patrons and life members Flo Baker and Jean McIntosh were among guests, with Dorothy Milton unfortunately unable to attend.

Flo and Keith joined in 1959 so are the longest serving members of the Forbes Horticultural Society and Garden Club, with Jean and Dorothy members from 1973/4. To mark their long association, a small presentation was made along with a posy of lavender. 

Many new exhibitors were welcomed, quite a few surprised with results. Attendees came from town and district, Condobolin, Parkes, Canberra. 

To look over the presentation of flowers, it is with great admiration and anyone who helped to stage this event should be very thrilled, it is a team effort. Thank you to our sponsors, congratulations to the winners, thank you to the exhibitors, and sincere thanks to all helpers.

Results: Best exhibitors in the roses were Roman Welsh (1-8), David Todd (9-13), Helen Pitt (14-20).

Cut Flowers, Best exhibit (BE) and Most Successful Exhibitor (MSE), Lee Sanderson.

Bulbs, Corms, Rhizomes, Tubers – BE and MSE Denise Thurston.

Pelargoniums – BE Celia Todd. MSE  Lee Sanderson.

Shrubs/Trees/Creepers – BE and MSE Margaret Swift.

Growing Plants -  BE and MSE Tuppy Drabsch

Vegetables/Fruit – BE and MSE Forbes North Primary School

Open Decorative – Cascade of foliage – Sarah Simmonds. Black and Gold, Irene Ford. Modern Expression, Irene Ford. BE Irene Ford.

Restricted – Candle Light Supper, Lily Allegri. Best exhibit Lily Allegri.

Novice – Simply Stunning, Alison Lockhart. Standing Tall, Jean Judge. Green and white, Jean Judge. BE Jean Judge. MSE Irene Ford

Beginners – Daisies and Fern, Lee Sanderson. Roses On Show, Celia Todd. Foliage and fruit, Lee Sanderson.  BE Lee Sanderson, MSE Irene Ford.

Junior Decorative – Arrangement in unusual container, Sarah Simmonds. BE Sarah Simmonds.

Royal Horticultural Society Medal for Best Exhibit in Show: Denise Thurston with a pink iris.

Most Successful Exhibitor in Show in memory of the late Ethel Constable: Denise Thurston. 

The Champion Rose/s in Show in memory of the late Margaret Bailey: David Todd.

Judge David Ross offered tips on the presentation of roses, a great number remained to listen. 

Members: our October meeting is on Tuesday, October 25 at 1.30pm in Irene and Trevor Ford’s garden, 52 Calarie Road. Bring chair, mug, and maybe jacket.

- President Tuppy.