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Date last updated: 
05 October 2002

Fife Garden Festival - 21st September

Over recent years the most popular show on the chrysanthemum circuit but  while entries were slightly down there was still some good quality exhibits on show.

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.  Three good entries in the class this year. In first place was Paul Barlow's entry of Pink John Wingfield, John Wingfield and Lorna Wood.   In second place was Tom Buchan from Fraserburgh, Tom's entry consisted of Yellow Courtier,  Lynn Johnson and Primrose Chessington.  In third place was David Tait (Dundee) with Apricot Courtier, Tim Sandalls and Clapham Delight. 

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 Emily Peace (2), Apricot Courtier, Pearl Celebration and White Pearl plus Salmon Chessington. This entry was selected as Best Chrysanthemum Exhibit. In second place was Jack Kevan with Lyn Johnson, Pearl Celebration and Oyster, Primrose, Salmon and Cherry Chessington.

The winner of the three vase class was W Martin with an entry consisting of Primrose Rachel Knowles and Primrose and Cherry Chessington.  David Tait's entry was placed second  and included Dorridge Crystal, Tim Sandalls and Lilac Chessington. 

In the class for six vases of five medium blooms just one entry from  Paul Barlow to win the Centennial Shield with Peach John Wingfield (2), Yellow John Wingfield(2), John Wingfield and Carlene Welby.  

The class for three vases of five blooms, medium, was won by Paul Barlow with Carlene Welby, Pink John Wingfield and Millennium. In second spot Robert Jackson (Tillicoutrie) with Venice, Yellow John Wingfield and Peach John Wingfield. 

In the class for three vases of three mediums David Tait was successful with Woolley Globe, John Wingfield and Pink John Wingfield. Alastair cameron and Jim Hosie were second and third respectively. Alastair used the same cultivars as David - Woolley Globe, John Wingfield and Pink John Wingfield, while Jim used Woolley Globe, Millennium and Pink John Wingfield

In the major class for six vases of five stems of Exhibition Sprays Hugh Barnett's entry took the red ticket ahead of last year's winner Eric Wilson. Hugh's entry consisted of Enbee Wedding plus Ruby, Peach(2) and  Primrose (2) sports. Eric's entry contained vases of White and Peach Enbee Wedding, Oriel and Primrose Oriel, Janet Elizabeth and Southway Strontium.

In the three vase class for sprays Hugh Barnett won again with vases of Oriel, Primrose Oriel and Bronze Enbee Wedding. 

A selection of pictures from the show. Click on the thumbnail image to reveal a larger version of the picture

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Winning   entry in the class for
Six vases of five medium blooms
Winning entry in the
Fife and Kinross Championship
Three vases of five blooms
Winning  entry in the class for Six vases of five large blooms. 
Also Best  Exhibit.
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Winning entry in the class for Three vases exhibition sprays Best vase in Show
Winning entry in the class for Six vases of exhibition Sprays

Copyright 2002 Paul Barlow.