This is the fourth year for the Fife Garden Festival at the Rothes Halls, Kingdom Centre, Glenrothes, Fife. As mentioned in previous reports this is a marvellous venture bringing together many local societies within one grand show.
Moving on to the Chrysanthemum results:
The Fife and Kinross Chrysanthemum Championship calls for three vases of five blooms in distinct cultivars, the winner of this class is awarded the J. Miller Trophy. Nine excellent entries in the class this year. In first place was Paul Barlow's entry of Pink John Wingfield, John Wingfield and Woolley Pride. This entry was also the Best Exhibit in the Chrysanthemum section, collecting the NCS Silver Medal, and later selected as Best Overall Exhibit in the Fife Garden Festival. The vase of Woolley Pride also picked up the Best Vase of Chrysanths award. In second place was Tom Buchan from Fraserburgh, Tom's entry consisted of Lynn Johnson, Emily Peace and Primrose Chessington. In third place was Willie Martin (Oyster Chessington, Lynn Johnson, Primrose Rachel Knowles).
Class 2 in the schedule is for six vases of five large blooms. Tom Buchan taking the honours and the Barclay Shield with a fine exhibit that included Gold, Yellow and Apricot Courtier, Primrose and Oyster Chessington and Chessington itself.
The winner of the three vase class was M. Laing (Kirkcaldy) with an entry consisting of Primrose and Rachel Knowles and Primrose Chessington. Ally Donald's entry was placed second with Primrose Chessington, Jack Kendrick and White sally Duchess. John Currie was third with Lilac Chessington, Apricot Courtier, Yellow Courtier.
In the class for six vases of five medium blooms Paul Barlow won the Centennial Shield for his entry of Pink John Wingfield, Cornetto, Peach John Wingfield, John Wingfield, Yellow John Wingfield and Woolley Globe. In runner up spot in this class was Ian Rankine with an entry consisting of Woolley Globe (2), Peach John Wingfield (2), Wembley and Claire Louise.
The class for three vases of five blooms, medium, was won by Jim Hosie with a Wingfield set consisting of John Wingfield, Yellow John Wingfield, Peach John Wingfield. Alastair Cameron was second with another Wingfield set, Pink, Peach and the parent. A Robertson was third with his entry of Max Riley, John wingfield and Yellow John Wingfield.
In the class for three vases of three mediums R Jackson was successful with Yellow, Peach and Pink John Wingfield. Second was M Laing (Pink, Yellow and John Wingfield). In third spot Jim Hosie (Lorna Wood, John Wingfield and Yellow John Wingfield).
In the major class for six vases of five stems of Exhibition Sprays Eric Wilson repeated last years success. Eric used Rose and Ruby Enbee Wedding plus Enbee itself along with Oriel, Southway Strontium and Janet Elizabeth. Hugh Barnett's entry was placed second and contained vases of Enbee Wedding Ruby Enbee, Honey Enbee, Yellow Oriel and Oriel (2).
In the three vase class for sprays Hugh Barnett won with vases of Peach, Ruby and Primrose Enbee Wedding.
Another very well supported show.
A selection of pictures from the show. Click on the thumbnail image to reveal a larger version of the picture
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Last updated on 27 December, 2001