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Sunday, 18 April 2021

Spring Challenge 2021 - Online

 Hurst Green versus Godstone Gardeners!


This show has been taking place for many years, and is a friendly (Ed - by which we mean "highly competitive") tussle between two of the local gardening clubs.  Entries are made on behalf of a Club rather than as individuals, and the prize is a small Teddy who goes to spend a year in the winner's village.  The competition would normally alternate year-by-year in either the White Hart Barn in Godstone, or St Agatha's Hall in Hurst Green.

We were unable to hold the competition in 2020 as the first lockdown had only just started (Ed - do you remember, three months long, and it would all be back to normal?) but here we are unable to meet in person again, one year later.  The Clubs decided to hold the event online, to keep the spirit of the competition alive.

Thank you, then, to all of you who entered and made the effort to produce the show that follows.  It is much appreciated, and both Committees hope you had fun entering - and also hope that next year, we can go back to holding the competition in a physical hall, with all of us present.

Thanks also to Sylvia Pocock, the judge, for her sterling work.  It is not easy judging from photos, when you cannot pick up the entries and look all around them. It is also not easy when you have to peer at an iPad in full sunshine and cannot go into a warm house when trawling through over 200 entries...

Without further to-do, the winner of this year's Challenge is .... Ha!  Normally we announce this at the end of the show, not at the beginning.  We see no need to change, so you will just have to scroll down and keep going until the end of the show, for the result post.

All the best, and with thanks

The Committees


Spring Challenge - a few quick notes on the Show!

Firstly, as we enter on behalf of the Club and not as individuals, we have not published the names of the entrants against winning exhibits.

Secondly, as we have decided to declare the result at the end of the show, we have not published which Club has each winning exhibit either - as the more canny of you (Ed - Who?  Me?) might try to work it out as you go on and spoil the surprise.  There are no spoilers here!

Please note that you can click on any image to make it larger.

Please also note that, after a "page" of classes, you need to click on the "Older Posts" text at the bottom right to proceed to the next "page".  You would be surprised how many people have contacted us in the past as they missed the "Older Posts" text and could not advance to the next set of classes...

Although all entries have been judged, the vagaries of the computer when putting them online may mean that one or two entries have got lost!  While we do not think this is the case, if you do think your entry is not visible, please accept our apologies and contact us and we will update the class!

Class 1 - One vase three blooms daffodils, yellow, one variety, one flower to a stem

 






Third Prize



Second Prize



First Prize

Class 2 - One vase three blooms daffodils, bi-colour, one variety, one flower to a stem

 







Third Prize


Second Prize


First Prize


Class 3 - One vase three blooms daffodils, white, one variety, one flower to a stem

 



Third Prize

Second Prize

First Prize

Class 4 - One vase three blooms double or split corona daffodils, one variety, one flower to a stem

 



Third Prize

Second Prize





First Prize

Class 5 - One vase three stems daffodils, one variety, multiheaded

 





Second Prize

Third Prize

First Prize


Class 6 - One vase three stems miniature daffodils, one or more than one bloom per stem

Entrants are also asked to display these in a small pretty container which helps to confirm the size of the exhibit (such as a shot glass).


First Prize

Second Prize

Third Prize