Despite the unfavourable weather for this year’s gardening season, Brechin’s annual flower show bloomed in the City Hall at the weekend.
David Dyker, secretary of Brechin Horticultural Society, explained that it was quality not quantity at this year’s show: “Exhibitor numbers were down, the lowest for several years, but this was only to be expected because of the weather we have had this year.
“Quality was excellent as we always come to expects at Brechin Flower Show.
“Thanks to Steve Dempsey who presented trophies to this years winners and a big thank you to all the helpers, without whom there wouldn’t be a show.”
The main trophy winners were as follows:
The John Williamson cup, three vases medium cactus or semi cactus dahlias - Mr E Croll, Brechin; The William Drever trophy and silver medal, best value of Dahlias in the show - Mr E Croll, Brechin; Gold medal, best exhibit in dahlias - Mr E Croll, Brechin; The M and T Drever trophy, three vases of medium flowered dahlias - Mr E Croll, Brechin; The garden news shield, three vases of small flowering dahlias - Mr E Mitchell, Montrose; The G Hetherington cup, roses, six blooms in a box - Mr D Shaw, Forfar; The David Hill Stewart cup, roses, three blooms in a vase - Mr A Dunlop, Blairgowrie; The Lubbock award, roses, one bowl of six blooms - Mr D Shaw, Forfar; The Bert M. Eggo cup, three vases of sweet peas - Mr E Mitchell, Montrose; J B Smart trophy, three vases of cut flowers - Mr A P Child, Dundee; The Whitelaw memorial cup, three vases of gladioli - Mr I Fraser, Montrose; The Blairgownie cup, gladioli three spikes - Mr A Ingram, Laurencekirk; The Christie Durie Cup, grapes, one bunch on a stand or board - Mr Robin De Veres, Lunanhead; Alex Stirton Memorial Trophy, a collection of vegetables, five kinds of three each - Mr Alistair Gray, Brechin; J & I Wilson Cup, best exhibit classes 47-80, vegetables - Mr Alistair Gray, Brechin; Vaynes Park Cup - Mr Alistair Gray, Brechin; Leslie Annand Memorial Trophy, vegetables singles collections - Mr Alistair Gray, Brechin; The Balmakewan Trophy, potatoes two dishes distinct, five in each - Mr Alistair Gray, Brechin; H Crighton Rosebowl, best exhibit in pear shallots - Mr G Bruce, Laurencekirk; Co-operative rosebowl, onions sets of four - Mr D Ritchie, Luthermuir; N.V.S. Silver Medal, peas 12 pods - Mr D Duke, Brechin; The Garden News Shield, collection of three kinds of vegetables - Mr D Ritchie, Luthermuir; Gold Medal, best exhibit novice section - Mrs Jess Christie, Brechin; David Adam Memorial Trophy, best vase of chrysanthemums in show - Mrs Dorothy Spencer, Brought Ferry; N.C.S. Bronze Medal - Mrs Dorothy Spencer, Brought Ferry; N.C.S. Silver Medal, best exhibit in chrysanthemums - Mr E Mitchell, Montrose; Hopton Memorial Trophy, three vases of medium flower cultivars - Mrs Dorothy Spencer, Brought Ferry; Mrs A S Milne Cup, three vases of prays natural - Mr E Mitchell, Montrose; The Anniversary Trophy - Mrs Valerie Stewart, Brechin; The Silver Jubilee Trophy, best exhibit in floral art sections - Mrs Catherine Dey, Montrose; The Gretrude Burns Memorial Trophy - Linda Scott, Careston; The Brechin Floral Art Club Trophy - Mrs Catherine Dey, Montrose; The Sievwright Trophy And Winners Medal, painting of an animal - Campbell Wood, Andover Nursery; The Peat Trophy And Winners Medal, flowers in a jam jar - Jack Rankin, Andover Nursery; The D T Philip Cup And Winners Medal, best in children’s class 803 - Mia White, Brechin Brownies; First Prize - Winners Medal, best in children’s class 804 - Isabella Mimiec, Brechin Brownies; The Lady Boyd Orr Trophy And Medal, best in children’s class 806 - Kaitlyn Ross, Brechin; First Prize - Winners Medal, best in children’s class 805 - Stuart Cameron, Brechin Cubs; Mrs Michael Thomson Trophy, three pot plants with three species - Mrs Alice Kennedy, Laurencekirk; Dalhousie Trophy, best exhibit in pot plants classes 118 to 134 - Mrs Alice Kennedy, Laurencekirk; The Glencadam Trophy And a bottle of sponsors whiskey, best entry in pot plants - Mrs Alice Kennedy, Laurencekirk; Angus District Plaque, two plants, one foliage, one flowering - Mrs Alice Kennedy, Laurencekirk; Viewbank Cup, three plants in flower - Mrs E Dunlop, Blairgowrie; The Alex Burns Trophy, six begonia blooms on a board - Mr Alistair Gray, Brechin; Esplin Trophy, best exhibit in begonia section - Mr Alistair Gray, Brechin; The Brechin Activities Cup, three begonia blooms on a board - Mr Alistair Gray, Brechin; Gold Medal For Clootie Dumpling championship- Mrs Jean Hendry, Arbroath; The Societies Cup, most points in baking and preserves - Joint winners: Mrs Gladys Main, Edzell and Mrs Lily Morrison, Forfar; The Gibb Trophy, runner up on points in baking and preserves - Mrs Jean Hendry, Arbroath; Gold medal for the best exhibit in baking and preserves - Mrs Jean Hendry, Arbroath; The Smith Belford Trophy, best exhibit in classes 159-161 - Mrs Lily Morrison, Forfar; The Colonel Kerr Cup, most points in handicrafts - Mrs Mairi Alexander, Forfar; The Societies Salver, runner-up on points in handicrafts - Mrs Frances Smith, Brechin; Gold medal and sponsors prize for best exhibit in handicrafts - Mrs Mairi Alexander, Forfar; The Stewart Edward rose bowl, best exhibit in classes 184 - 187 - Mrs Vera Galt, Brechin.