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      This year’s show was held as usual at the picturesque Pannier Market, Bideford, North Devon, in conjunction with the Bideford Gardeners’ Club, the new title for the local horticultural society.
     It was a successful and enjoyable event thanks to the stalwart exhibitors, albeit diminishing in numbers, and the tremendous work and organisation put in by our Show Manager, Mike Avis, and his team of helpers. How Mike does this after masterminding the National at Shrewsbury over the previous weekend takes some believing.
     This year a new class was introduced, namely, a single stem pot with no side shoots – Scottish style. A new cup, donated by the family of the late Don Dewey was awarded to the winner of this class. Don’s nephew, Steve, travelled down from Nantwich, Cheshire, to make the inaugural presentation to the winner, Lakin Earl and also the other begonia trophies. The Mayor and Mayoress of Bideford were also present.
     There were a number of unusual and interesting exhibits on show especially in the foliage sections. Many are already planning their exhibits for 2016 already
     Incidentally this will be the 50th anniversary of the Bideford Club Annual Show.. Some achievement, when many similar clubs in the area have folded. This milestone is sure to marked in some special way.

              


Show Manager Mike Avis


Best Cut Blooms in Show.
John Chiswell with Ruby Young


3 Pot  - 1st.
Lakin Earl


1 Cut Bloom - 1st.
Ken Davis


2 Pots - 1st..
Mike Avis


1 Pot no side shoots - 1st.
Lakin Earl


1 Pot Flowering & 1 Pot Foliage
1st. - Gary Dando


1 Pot & 1 Cut bloom - 1st.
Wally Lloyd


1 Pot Restricted - 1st.
Best Pot in Show - Chad Stone


1 Pot Cane Stemmed - 1st.
Andy Ankers


6 Cut blooms - 1st.
Ian Rhys Williams

6 Cut blooms - 2nd.
John Chiswell

3 Cut blooms - 1st.
Ian Rhys Williams


3 Pot Foliage - 1st.
Gary Dando


Hanging Basket - 1st.
Basil Billinger


3 Pot Multi Flowering - 1st.
Gary Dando


1 Pot Rex - 1st.
Ian Rhys Williams


1 Pot novice - 1st.
Danny Davis


 1 Pot Any Other Type - 1st.
Chad Stone


Exhibits in Class 5
Don Dewey Memorial Trophy
1st. - Lakin Earl
2nd.- Gary Dando, 3rd.- Gary Dando


Bideford Gardeners' Club
Flower Display
1st. - Joy Dando


Lakin Earl with the Don Dewey Cup
Presented by Steven Dewey
together with the
Mayor and Mayoress of Bideford

 Pictures and Report by Basil Billinger

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