SPRING arrived in a burst of colour at Felpham and Middleton Horticultural Society’s first show of the year.
The annual event last Saturday saw the exhibitors putting on display a delightful array of different specimens of narcissi and daffodils in St Mary’s Centre.
Some had scents and some were without. Some were multi-headed and others had single blooms.
The flowering shrubs were well developed for the time of year and very colourful. Especially beautiful were the single stems of camellias.
A spokesman for the society said: “Pot plants were many and varied.
“The amaryllis were particularly magnificent, as were the orchids and cacti.”
The vegetable section was small, to reflect the time of year, but growers had produced rhubarb and enormous leeks, together with some broccoli heads neatly arranged on a plate.
“The cookery section was well represented, with a large number of Dundee cakes and some very scrumptious-looking pasties together with the usual marmalades and pickles,” the spokesman said.
A record entry boosted the children’s section.
There were some very imaginative creations which used vegetables to make monsters. Beautifully-decorated Easter cards, eggs and bonnets completed the section.
The handicraft section was well represented. The spokesman said: “A lot of people had put in a great deal of time and effort into producing some very attractive exhibits.”
Beryl Allen, the society’s president, presented cups and trophies to the lucky winners and thanked all those who had worked so hard to make the show such a success.