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UPTON BY CHESTER

HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY

 

1946 to 2018

72 Years

 

 

 

 

 

 

SHOW SCHEDULES

 

 

Spring Show 31st March 2018

 

Summer Show 18th August 2018

 

Autumn Show 13th October 2018

 

All Shows will be held at

 

Upton Village Hall CH2 1HX

 

www.uptonhorticultutralsociety.co.uk

 

 

OFFICERS

 

PRESIDENT

Mr B Cox

CHAIRMAN:

 

VICE-CHAIRMAN

Mr R V Worboys

SECRETARY:

 

MINUTES SECRETARY

Mrs S Formstone

TREASURER

Mrs H Gardiner

MEMBER SECRETARY

Ms D Corbett 07887718878

SHOW SECRETARY

Mr P Carman Tel. 01244379976

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Mrs R Critchley

Mr G Fieldstead

Mrs S Fieldstead

Mr J Formstone

Mr M Garside

Mrs O Goff

Mr C McNae

Ms N Priest

Mrs S Reading

Mrs C Rose

Mrs E Subramanian

Mr J White

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Show Secretary's address

 

Well another twelve months have passed rather rapidly and it is that time of year again to present to you, on behalf of the committee, our schedule for the three shows for 2018.

 

You all pulled the stops out again last year and the entries to all three of our shows were of a superb standard and overall numbers were on par with previous years, but we did actual have more people competing so well done to all those who entered experienced and novices.

 

Right, on with the items of note for this year:

 

Firstly, the 'Tom Allen Challenge Salver' will this year be awarded in the Spring Show for a vase 3 cut tulips (Class 21)

 

We unfortunately lost a number of our loyal supporters last year and we are dedicating certain classes to their memory.

 

Firstly, Nancy Turton, who was a past President of our society who also judged the floral classes on numerous occasions.

 

Secondly another long-standing member was Peter Stirrup who had success with his entries in the fruit section of our shows on a regular basis.

 

Finally, late in the year we lost one of our most prolific competitors in Paul Phillips. Paul may not have been a member for quite so many years, but his support of the shows with superb exhibits, which won him many well deserved trophies, will be missed. Our thoughts will be all their families especially on show days. Please have a close look at the schedule and support these classes when the time comes.

 

Just a reminder that you are all able to join Hoole Allotments Association at a reduced rate and use their hut, which is stocked by the same supplier we used to use, they are actually open on 3 occasions each week so pop along and see what they can offer, see the advert in the schedule.

 

The production of this schedule is a huge time consuming job and the professional quality of the finished product when compared to similar examples from other clubs is truly down to the hard work of Jeff Formstone (and his family!). So thank you Jeff once again. Not forgetting of course his team of proof readers.

 

When you receive this schedule we will hopefully have elected a new Chairperson to take on the reins following Wendy’s stepping down from the role after ten successful years, hence the address this year being from myself as the current show secretary.

 

I hope that we can continue to have the same success that we have enjoyed in the last few years, success that is not only down to the hard work of the show and main committee’s but to you all who rise to the challenge on each occasion. So thank you to everyone for both past and anticipated future support and to borrow a phrase from popular entertainment lets all ‘Keep Showing’

 

Kind regards

 

Pete Carman, Show Secretary.

 

 

 

JUDGES’ NOTES TO EXHIBITORS

 

The committee felt it would be useful to competitors to note the items most commonly commented on by the judges and the items which cause the most difficulties

  • All entry forms must be in on time to the Show Committee to allow for processing etc.
  • Read the schedule carefully; if anything is not clear ask
  • If there is not ample space to place your exhibit on the tables, ask the Steward to rearrange the class. Exhibitors are NOT allowed to move any exhibits
  • “Variety cards” with the names of the cultivars to be placed by the exhibits both for information for the judge and visitors to the show. “Variety Cards” are available on the day See Rule 9 page 30
  • Check the number of items to be shown in the class
  • Check the size of container, bowls and plant pots. See relevant sections
  • Check the size of space specified for a flower arrangement or the collection of vegetables
  • Wash all root vegetables
  • Allow ample time for staging
 
WHAT THE JUDGES WILL LOOK FOR

 

  • Condition – all vegetables and fruit should be clean, fresh, tender and free of coarseness and blemishes
  • Uniformity – all the specimens exhibited on a dish should be uniform i.e. alike in size, form and colour
  • Apples and similar shaped fruit - should be staged with the eye upmost, stalk end downward, placing one fruit in the centre and the remainder around it, placing a cushion of white tissue beneath the centre fruit to raise the fruit
  • Vegetables - should be staged as attractively as possible on plates or directly onto the show bench. Runner beans in rows and carrots in pyramid form. Tomatoes must be displayed with calyces (the green flower bud case). Beans must be displayed with some stalk attached.
  • Rhubarb to be shown with leaf blades trimmed back to approximately 3".

 

The following points may be a useful guide for what the judges are looking for in the Preserves Section of the Shows. Basically, the Judges mark under the heading of Presentation, Labelling, Colour, Set and Taste

 

  • Jars must be clean and size as stated in the schedule
  • Labels should be straight and clearly marked with the type of preserve or jam, the month and year it was made
  • Jars should be filled to the neck complete with a waxed disc and cellophane top
  • Jams and Jellies should be of a good colour relevant to the fruit
  • Remove all stones from the fruit
  • Jellies should not be cloudy and should be free from bubbles.
  • Fruit should be evenly distributed
  • Lids for pickles and chutneys should be plastic coated
  • The set should be appropriate i e. not too stiff and not too runny
  • The taste of the fruit should predominate i.e. not the sugar
  • No commercial premade marmalade or jam is acceptable
  • For cakes and biscuits recipes oven temperatures vary, so you may need to adjust the time and temperature to suit your oven
  • All cakes to be presented on a plate (not paper or foil) with a doyley and covered in cling film
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GLOSSARY

 

  • Any Foliage, foliage which is growing naturally but not attached to the flowering stem
  • Annual - a plant that grows from seed and naturally and ordinarily flowers, seeds and dies (irrespective of frost) within twelve months
  • Bi-Colour A flower with two colours
  • Bloom An open flower e.g. of a tulip, or a flower head, e.g. chrysanthemum or dahlia
  • Bowl A vessel for displaying flowers or growing bulbs and having a mouth wider than its height
  • Flower head - for horticultural show purposes, an assemblage of florets grouped together in a single head on a single flower stem
  • Kind - a term recommended for use in the classification of fruit and vegetables for show purposes, e.g. apples, grapes, peaches, pears and plums are 'kinds' of fruit; asparagus, carrots, onions and peas are 'kinds' of vegetable
  • Miniature Daffodils having individual flowers measuring no more than 50mm (2") when flattened out
  • Own foliage, which is growing naturally from the flowering stem and still attached to that stem
  • Pot plant - for horticultural show purposes, a plant grown in a pot for the decorative effect of its foliage, flower or fruit and grown under cover

·         Pot sizes Pot and container sizes will, when necessary be measured as the maximum inside diameter of circular pots, width of square pots or the widest sides of the container regardless of volume in which the plant is growing. To assist when preparing the space for pot plants please state the spread of your exhibit on your entry form

  • Perennial. - perennial plant is one that lives for more than 2 years
  • Soft fruit A fruit having a soft texture and numerous seeds, e.g. a blackberry, gooseberry, loganberry, red, white or black currants, raspberry or strawberry.
  • Stone fruit - A fruit with a soft, fleshy interior, surrounding a comparatively large 'stone' containing, usually, a solitary seed, e.g. an apricot, cherry, damson, peach or plum
  • Truss A cluster of flowers or fruits growing from one main stem, as in a pelargonium, polyanthus, rhododendron or tomato
  • Uniformity - the state of being alike in size, shape and colour
  • Novice classes Open to any Member who has not previously won 1 first prize in the appropriate section of the Upton-By-Chester Horticultural Society Shows. Points awarded in these classes will not count towards the Society’s awards except the Upton Parish Council Challenge Cup.

 

 

 

 

Provisional Dates of Society Shows for 2019

 

Spring Show:                 Saturday 30th March 2019

 

Summer Show:             Saturday 17th August 2019

 

Autumn Show:              Saturday 12th October 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UPTON BY CHESTER

 
HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY

 

SPRING SHOW

 

 

SATURDAY 31st MARCH 2018

 

SHOW SCHEDULE

 

 

Entry form to be received by

Wednesday 28th March

 

Staging

Saturday 31st March 08.00 to 11.00am

 

UPTON VILLAGE HALL CH2 1HX

 

DOORS OPEN 2.15pm

 

PRESENTATION OF AWARDS: 4.00pm

 

 

Refreshments Available

 

www.uptonhorticulturalsociety.co.uk

 

 

 

The Spring Challenge Cup

 

Awarded to the exhibitor with most points in this show excluding

Sections E and F and Novice Classes

 

2017 Winner Mr M Lewis

 

Section A: TULIPS AND DAFFODILS

 

The Carman Challenge Cup for Tulips and Daffodils

For most points in Classes 1 to 25

2017 Winner Mr M Lewis

 

Rosette awarded for the best exhibit in this section

2017 Winner Mr M Lewis

 

Prizes: Class:   1   1st    £3.00   2nd   £2.00   3rd   £1.00

All other classes:   1st    £1.50   2nd   £1.00   3rd   50p

 

Tom Allen Challenge Salver will be awarded for the best exhibit in class 21

 

Class No.

1    Showman’s Class:         One vase of 3 cut Daffodils any variety or varieties

                                                One vase of 3 cut Tulips any variety or varieties

                                                Pot of spring bulbs maximum pot size 12″

2    One pot of daffodils grown from three bulbs provided by the Society maximum pot size 6"

3    One pot of tulips grown from three bulbs provided by the Society maximum pot size 6"

4    One pot of daffodils, any variety/varieties, excluding bulbs supplied for class 2 maximum pot size 6"

5    One pot / tub of daffodils excluding miniatures any variety/varieties unlimited number of bulbs maximum pot size 12"

6    One pot/tub of miniature daffodils, any variety/varieties unlimited number of bulbs. maximum pot size 12"

7    One vase of 5 cut daffodil blooms any one variety excluding miniatures

8    One vase of 6 cut daffodils two stems of three varieties excluding miniatures.

9    One vase of 5 cut miniature daffodils, any variety/varieties

10 One vase of 6 cut miniature daffodils two stems of three varieties

11 One multi head daffodil excluding miniature

12 One yellow daffodil bloom excluding miniature

13 One white daffodil bloom excluding miniature

14 One bi-colour daffodil bloom excluding miniatures see-page 4

15 One yellow daffodil bloom miniature see-page 4

16 One white daffodil bloom miniature see-page 4

17 One bi-colour daffodil bloom miniature-see page 4

18 One multi head daffodil miniature

19 One pot/bowl of tulips any variety/varieties, excluding bulbs provided for class 3 maximum pot size 12"

20 One vase of 3 cut miniature tulips any variety/varieties

21 One vase of 3 cut tulips any variety/varieties excluding miniatures

22 One red tulip

23 One yellow tulip

24 One tulip any other colour

25 One bi-colour tulip see page 4

 

Novice’s classes for definition, see page 4

26 One vase of three daffodils any variety/varieties

27 One vase of three tulips any variety/varieties

SECTION B FLOWERS AND POT PLANTS

 

The Spring Show Flowers and Pot Plants Cup

For most points in classes 28 to 45

2017 Winner Mrs R Critchley

 

Rosette awarded for the best exhibit in this section

2017 Winner Mrs J Coward

 

Prizes all classes: 1st £1.50 2nd £1.00 3rd 50p

 

Note Orchid are only eligible for class 38

Class No

28   One bowl of three Hyacinths any variety/varieties

29   One pot/bowl of spring bulbs or corms any variety/varieties not previously mentioned in classes 1 to 25, maximum pot size 12"

30   One vase of three stems of Hellebores any variety/varieties

31   One vase of spring flowers not previously mentioned in classes 1 to 25. Any foliage allowed

32   One bloom of Camellia any variety

33   One vase of Pieris in bloom

34   One Amaryllis bulb maximum pot size 6"

35   One flowering plant any variety, maximum pot size 12²

36   One vase of spring-flowering shrubs any variety/varieties not previously mentioned

37   One Pot of Polyanthus/Primula, maximum pot size 6"

38   One flowering Orchid any variety in pot maximum pot size 6"

39   Spring Alpine Garden in a container maximum dimensions 12" X 12"

40   One Pot of Pansies / Violas maximum pot size 6"

41   Pansies six blooms any variety / varieties.  To be shown on board provided

42   Violas six blooms any variety / varieties.  To be shown on board provided.

43   Spring hanging basket not to exceed 14"diameter. Planted and grown by the exhibitor for 3 months prior to the show. To conform to Show rule 1 page 30

44   Pot of Heather maximum pot size 12"

45   One Rhipsalidopsis (Easter Cactus) maximum pot size 6"

 

Novice’s classes for definition, see page 4

46   One pot or bowl of spring bulbs or corms one variety maximum pot size 6"

 

POT SIZES

Pot and container sizes will when necessary be measured as the maximum inside diameter of circular pots, width of square pots or the widest sides of the container regardless of volume in which plant is growing.

 

To assist when preparing the space for pot plants please state the spread of your exhibit on your entry form

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SECTION C FLORAL ART

 

Spring Show Floral Art Cup

For most points in classes 47 to 52

 

2017 winner Mrs S Formstone

 

Rosette awarded for the best exhibit in this section

2017 winner Mrs S Formstone

 

Prize classes: 47 and 48 1st £3.00   2nd £2.00   3rd   £1.00

All other classes 1st £1.50   2nd £1.00   3rd 50p

 

Class 52 is in memory of Mrs Nancy Turton and will carry an additional award

 

Definition of exhibit: An exhibit comprises natural plant material with or without accessories contained within a space as specified in the Schedule.  Artificial materials may NOT be used.  Dried material allowed.  Classes 50 to 51 to conform to Show rule 1 page 30 and to be shown in the Society vases.

 

47   A Spring Basket An exhibit space allowed 18² x 18². Height unlimited

48   An arrangement in an egg cup. An exhibit space allowed 6" x 6².Height unlimited

49   One bowl of cut daffodils any variety/varieties, arranged for effect. Own bowl. Any foliage allowed

50   One vase of daffodils arranged for effect using Society vase

51   One vase of tulips arranged for effect using Society vase

52   An arrangement of flowers floating in water. Bowl maximum diameter 9". No foliage allowed

 

SECTION D PRESERVES

 

Spring Show Preserves Cup

For most points in classes 54 to 63

2017 winner Mrs A Lloyd

 

Rosette awarded for the best exhibit in this section

2017 Winner Mrs A Lloyd

 

Prizes all classes: 1st £1.50   2nd £1.00   3rd   50p

 

What the judges are looking for see page 3

Containers for classes 54 to 60 should be approx. 12 to 16oz (350g to 450g)

All jars of jam to be date labelled, complete with a waxed disc and cellophane top. Class 59 Lemon Curd can be 6oz to 8oz (175g to 225g) or 12 to 16oz (350g to 450g) Class 61 to 62 to be presented on a plate (not paper or foil) with a doyley and covered in cling film.

 

54   One jar of Seville Orange Marmalade, please display ingredients

55   One jar of 3 Fruit Marmalade, please display ingredients

56   One jar of Citrus Fruit Marmalade, please display ingredients

57   Any other Marmalade, please display ingredients

58   One jar of any Fruit Jelly

59   One jar of Lemon Curd

60   One jar of Fruit Chutney

61   Pear Tart using recipe on page 27

62   Stem Ginger Biscuits using recipe on page 27

63   Rhubarb, three sticks see page 3

 

 

 

SECTION E CHILDREN’S CLASSES

 

Points gained in Section E will only count towards The Under 7 Cup,

The Millennium Cup and The Reg & Mary Morris Cup

 

The Under 7 Cup awarded to the exhibitor who gained
the most points in Children’s Classes in the Society’s Shows.

2017 winner Robin Lloyd

 

The Millennium Cup awarded to the exhibitor who gained the most points in
Children’s aged 7 to 10 years Classes in the Society’s Shows.

2017 winners Ryley Breen

 

The Reg & Mary Morris Cup awarded to the exhibitor who gained the most points in Children’s 11 to 16 years Classes in the Society’s Shows

2017 winner Elan Breen

 

An award will also be given for the child gaining the most points in their age group in this show

 

Prizes all classes:  1st   £1.50   2nd   £1.00   3rd   50p

 

Aged under 7

Class No

  1. Make a collage of Spring flowers. Using egg boxes coloured card, drinking straws old buttons etc

65   Using felt pens or crayons draw a picture of an Easter bunny

66   Bake an Easter cake any size. Using own recipe and decorate with Easter decorations

 

Aged 7 to 10

Class No

67   Using your computer make an Easter picture

68   Arrange 5 Spring flowers in own vase.

69   Using chocolate mini eggs and other appropriate decorations, decorate a sponge cake for Easter or Spring any size using own recipe

 

Aged 11 to 16

Class No

70   Submit a photograph you have taken entitled “Spring time”

71   Design and make a robot, using whatever materials you like, e.g. Lego or cardboard etc. Make sure it has moving parts

72   Exhibit a piece of craft work you have made recently

 

 

Classes 66, 69 to be presented on a plate (not foil) with a doyley and covered in cling film

 

All entries in classes 64 to 72 will receive an award, but only one entry per child will be accepted for each class.

All children’s entries MUST be on the Children’s entry form with the child’s age on the day of the show. Also, see Rule 22 page 31

 

 

 

SECTION F HANDICRAFTS

 

 

Prizes: 1st   £2.00   2nd   £1.50   3rd   £1.00

 

ALL EXHIBITS TO BE THE WORK OF THE EXHIBITOR

 

Exhibits in these classes must not have been shown previously in any Upton-by-Chester Horticultural Society Show. Judging of classes 73 to 78 will be by public vote on the day of the Show.  Voting to close promptly at 3.30pm Points gained in this section do not count towards any Society awards

 

73   An item of craftwork. Any material

74   Write a poem or limerick about a Spring Garden. Maximum of 5 lines

75   A cross-stitch or tapestry

76   Home made toy in any medium

77   Spring Time Photographic print not exceeding 8²x 6², unmounted

78   Spring Time Painting or drawing maximum size to include frame 13″ x 17″

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UPTON BY CHESTER

 
HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY

 

SUMMER SHOW

 

SATURDAY 18th AUGUST 2018

 

SHOW SCHEDULE

 

Entry form to be received by

Wednesday 15th August

 

STAGING

Friday 17th August 7.00pm to 9.00pm

Saturday 18th August 8.00am to 10.45am

 

UPTON VILLAGE HALL UPTON CH2 1HX

DOORS OPEN: 2.15pm

 

PRESENTATION OF AWARDS: 4.00pm

AUCTION: 4.30pm

 

Refreshments Available

 

www.uptonhorticulturalsociety.co.uk

 

 

 

The David L Miln President’s Challenge Cup

awarded to the exhibitor gaining most points in this Show excluding Section J and Novice Classes

 

2017 Winner Mr J White

 

SECTION A VEGETABLES

 

The Mrs Frank Morris Challenge Cup awarded for the

most points in classes 1 to 22

2017 Winner Mr P Phillips

 

Rosette awarded for the best exhibit in this section

2017 Winner Mr J White

 

Prizes: Class:   1 and 2    1st    £3.00   2nd   £2.00   3rd   £1.00

All other classes:   1st    £1.50   2nd   £1.00   3rd   50p

 

Class 5 is in memory of Mr Paul Phillips and will carry an additional award

 

 

 

 

Class No.

1.     Three large Onions, each onion must exceed 8 oz. Onion tops to be tied or whipped using raffia or string

2.    Display of Vegetables For information see page 13

3.    Beans French nine

4     Beans Runner six

5     Longest Runner Bean – judged on length only

6     Beetroot three tops trimmed to 3"

7     Cabbage any type with stalk trimmed to 3"

8     Carrots three tops trimmed to 3"

9     Cauliflower one, with stalk trimmed to 3"

10   Cucumber one

11   Onions three each onion must not exceed 8 oz.

12   Rhubarb three sticks see page 3

13    Peppers 2 any variety or varieties

14   Potatoes five any variety or varieties

15   Leeks three untrimmed

16   Chillies 3 any variety or varieties Variety MUST be stated

17   Shallots six

18   Tomatoes five each tomato must exceed 1½" in diameter

19   Cherry or plum tomatoes five must not exceed 1½" in diameter

20   Tomatoes a truss cherry cultivar with 25% of the tomatoes ripe

21   Basket of mixed vegetables five different items maximum of three per item (Basket provided)

22   Herbs, three named kinds in fresh condition in one vase. Varieties names to be shown on “Variety Cards” provided

 

Novice’s classes for definition, see page 4

23   Two different vegetables from classes 3 to 19

 

 

CLASS 2 Display of Vegetables

 

Any 3 vegetables chosen from the following 8, number to be as stated, Carrots and Beetroot must have foliage trimmed back to 3". Tomatoes must be displayed with calyces attached (the green flower bud case), and beans with some stalk attached. Onion and shallot tops to be tied or whipped using raffia or string.

Judges may handle exhibits, cut and break etc. to check quality.

 

3 Carrots

3 Beetroot

3 Onions

3 Potatoes

2 Courgettes

3 Shallots

6 Runner Beans

3 Tomatoes

 

 

The vegetables must be displayed for effect within the tray provided 24″ x 18″ without bending any part of them. No part of any exhibit may exceed this tray. The only garnishing material allowed is parsley. No other foliage or accessories such as plates, sand or rings are allowed.

 

Each type of vegetable will be judged out of a total of 20 points.

This is split into three sections as follows: 7 points for size, shape and colour; 7 points for condition; 6 points for uniformity. The overall mark will therefore be out of a total of 60.

 

 

 

SECTION B FRUIT

 

The Reg L. Barnett Challenge Cup

Awarded for the most points in classes 24 to 31

2017 Winner Mrs S Reading

 

Rosette awarded for the best exhibit in this section

2017 Winner Mrs A Clegg

 

The Allen Williams Memorial Plate will be awarded to the exhibitor

who gains most points in the fruit sections of the Society Shows

2017 Winner Mr J Formstone

 

Prizes: all classes:   1st   £1.50   2nd   £1.00   3rd   50p

 

All exhibits in this section to be exhibited on a plate as supplied

Class No.

24  Dessert Apples any one variety three

25  Culinary Apples any one variety three

26  Dessert and Culinary Apples five, two or more varieties

27  Dessert Pears three any variety / varieties

28  Stone fruit any one variety five. See page 4

29  Any other fruit not previously stated in classes 24 to 28

30  Soft Fruit any one variety with stalks on twelve. See page 4

31  One Dessert Apple one Culinary Apple and one Pear

 

Novice’s classes for definition, see page 4

32  Two fruits from classes 24 to 28

 

 

 

 

 

SECTION C CHRYSANTHEMUMS

 

The Ralph Seddon Chrysanthemum Challenge Cup awarded for the most points in classes 33 to 37

2017 Winner Mr J Formstone

 

Rosette awarded for the best exhibit in this section

2017 Winner Mr J Formstone

 

Prizes: all classes:   1st   £1.50   2nd   £1.00   3rd   50p

 

Class No.

33   A vase of three blooms any one variety

34   A vase of three blooms any variety / varieties

35   Three spray stems any variety or varieties

36   One bloom any variety

37   One spray stem any variety

 

Novice’s classes for definition, see page 4

38   One bloom any variety.

39   One spray stem.

 

SECTION D DAHLIAS

 

The Herbert Wilkinson Dahlia Shield awarded to the

Winner of class 40

2017 Winner Mr R Worboys

 

The John Pritchard Dahlia Challenge Cup, awarded for most points in classes 40 to 44

2017 Winner Mr R Worboys

 

Rosette awarded for the best exhibit in this section

2017 Winner Mr R Worboys

 

Prizes: Class:   40   1st    £3.00   2nd   £2.00   3rd   £1.00

All other classes:  1st    £1.50   2nd   £1.00   3rd   50p

Class No.

40   Two vases of Dahlias each vase to be of a different kind. Three blooms per vase

41   Vase of three Cactus blooms

42   Vase of three Decorative blooms

43   Vase of three Pom Pom blooms

44   Vase of three Water Lilies blooms

 

Novice’s classes for definition, see page 4

45   Vase of three blooms any variety or varieties

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SECTION E ROSES

 

The Peter Snelson Challenge Rose Bowl awarded to the winner of Class 46

2017 Not awarded

 

The John Steward Hutton Challenge Cup awarded for most points in classes 46 to 51

2017 Winner Mr G Fieldstead

 

Rosette awarded for the best exhibit in this section

2017 Winner Mrs A Clegg

 

Prizes: Class:   46     1st    £3.00   2nd   £2.00   3rd   £1.00

All other classes:   1st    £1.50   2nd   £1.00   3rd   50p

 

Class No

46   Two vases of Roses. One vase of 3 trusses Floribunda/Cluster any variety/varieties and one vase of 3 Hybrid Tea/large flowered any variety/varieties

47   One vase of Hybrid Tea/large flowered not more than six stems own foliage

48   One vase of three blooms Hybrid Tea/large flowered three different varieties

49   One bloom Hybrid Tea/large flowered

50   One vase of three blooms any one variety / varieties ONE each in bud half bloom and full bloom

51   One truss/stem Patio/Miniature

 

Novice’s classes for definition, see page 4

52   One bloom any variety.

 

SECTION F GARDEN FLOWERS AND FOLIAGE

 

The Allen Hurst Summer Show Challenge Cup awarded for most points in

Classes 53 to 74

2017winner Mr J Formstone

 

Rosette awarded for the best exhibit in this section

2017 winner Mr C Bergstrand

 

Prizes: All classes:   1st   £1.50   2nd   £1.00   3rd   50p

Class 69 is in memory of Mrs Nancy Turton and will carry an additional award

 

Class No.

53   Sweet Peas five spikes any variety / varieties

54   African Marigolds five blooms with own foliage any variety / varieties

55   French Marigolds five blooms with own foliage any variety / varieties

56   Summer flowering bulbs or corms three stems any variety / varieties

57   Pansies six blooms any variety / varieties. To be shown on board provided

58   Violas six blooms any variety / varieties. To be shown on board provided.

59   Five stems of Antirrhinum (Snapdragon) with own foliage any variety or varieties

60   One vase of Annuals any one variety not previously stated in classes 53 to 59.

61   A vase of mixed Annuals

62   One bloom of Agapanthus

63   Three Hydrangea blooms with own foliage.

64   Fuchsia six florets minimum of three varieties. To be shown on board provided

65   Three Hosta leaves any variety/varieties

66   Three heads of Zonal Pelargonium (Geranium)

67   One vase of five Zinnias

68   One vase of hardy perennial flowers one variety

69   A vase of mixed hardy perennial flowers

70   One vase of mixed flowers

71   One vase of five stems of Buddleia

72   A vase of foliage

73   An arrangement of flowers floating in water. Bowl maximum diameter 9". No foliage allowed

74   Hanging basket. Basket not to exceed 14" diameter. Planted and grown by exhibitor for 3 months prior to the Show To conform to Show rule 1 page 30

 

Novice’s classes for definition, see page 4

75   Any three blooms of annuals any variety / varieties

76   Any three stems of hardy perennial flowers

 

SECTION G FLORAL ART

 

The Sydney Levy Challenge Cup awarded for most points in classes 77 to 81

2017 Winners Mrs S Formstone

Rosette awarded for the best exhibit in this section

2017 Winners Mrs S Formstone

 

Prizes: all classes:   1st   £3.00   2nd   £2.00   3rd   £1.00

 

Definition of exhibit: An exhibit comprises natural plant material with or without accessories contained within a space as specified in the Schedule.  Artificial materials may NOT be used.  Dried material allowed.  Classes 79 to 81 to conform to Show rule 1 page 30 and to be shown in the Society vases.

 

Class No.

77   Colourful Basket. An exhibit space allowed 18² x 18².  Height unlimited

78   An arrangement in a cup and saucer. An exhibit. space allowed 9²x 9² Height unlimited

79   A vase of hardy perennial flowers, any variety / varieties, arranged for effect using Society vase

80   A vase of Annuals any variety / varieties, arranged for effect using Society vase

81   A vase of foliage arranged for effect using Society vase

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SECTION H POT PLANTS

 

Mr & Mrs J R C Lumley Challenge Cup awarded for the most points classes 83 to 92

2017 Winner Mrs R Critchley

 

Rosette awarded for the best exhibit in this section

2017 Winner Mr J White

 

Prizes Class 83 and 84: 1st    £3.00   2nd   £2.00   3rd   £1.00

All other classes:         1st    £1.50   2nd   £1.00   3rd   50p

 

Note:   Fuchsias are only eligible for classes 84 and 85

Begonias are only eligible for class 86

Orchids are only eligible for class 87

POT SIZES

Pot and container sizes will when necessary be measured as the maximum inside diameter of circular pots, width of square pots or the widest sides of the container regardless of volume in which plant is growing.

To assist when preparing the space for pot plants please state the spread of your exhibit on your entry form.

 

Class No.

83   Pot plants two any varieties one shown for flowers one shown for foliage maximum pot size 6"

84   Fuchsias matching pair 2 pots of same cultivar one plant per pot maximum pot size 6"

85   Fuchsia, one plant any variety maximum pot size 6"

86   Begonia any variety maximum pot 6"

87   One flowering orchid any variety maximum pot size 6"

88   One pot plant any variety not previously stated in classes 83 to 87 maximum pot size 6"

89   One Pot plant any variety grown for flowers maximum pot size 6"

90   One Pot plant any variety grown for foliage maximum pot size 6"

91   One pot containing more than one plant of one kind maximum pot size 6"

92   Pot plant grown for flowers and / or foliage maximum pot size 12"

 

Novice’s classes for definition, see page 3

93   One pot plant grown for flowers maximum pot size 6"

94   Pot plant grown for foliage maximum pot size 6"

 

SECTION I PRESERVES

 

The Mrs C Norman and Miss E M Main Challenge Cup awarded for most points in classes 95 to 104

2017 Winner Mrs A Lloyd

 

Rosette awarded for the best exhibit in this section

2017 Winner Mrs A Lloyd

 

Prizes all classes:   1st    £1.50   2nd   £1.00   3rd   50p

 

What the judges are looking for, see page 3

Containers for classes 95 to 102 should be approx. 12oz–16oz (350g–450g)

All jars of jam to be date labelled, complete with a wax disc and cellophane top.

Class 103 and 104 to be presented on a plate (not paper or foil) with a doyley and covered in cling film.

 

Class No

95   One jar of Jelly, any variety, dark or light

96   One jar of Raspberry Jam

97   One jar of Strawberry Jam

98   One jar of Blackcurrant Jam

99   One jar of Stone Fruit Jam

100 One jar of Jam not previously stated in classes 96 to 99

101 One jar of Orange Curd

102 One jar of Apple Chutney

103 Easy Bakewell Tart using recipe on page 28

104 German Apple Cake using recipe on page 28

 

SECTION J CHILDREN’S CLASSES

 

Points gained in Section J will only count towards

The Under 7 Cup, The Millennium Cup and The Reg & Mary Morris Cup

 

The Under 7 Cup awarded to the exhibitor who gained
the most points in Children’s Classes in the Society’s Shows.

2017 winner Robin Lloyd

 

The Millennium Cup awarded to the exhibitor who gained the most points in
Children’s aged 7 to 10 years Classes in the Society’s Shows.

2017 winners Ryley Breen

 

The Reg & Mary Morris Cup awarded to the exhibitor who gained the most points in Children’s 11 to 16 years Classes in the Society’s Shows

2017 winner Elan Breen

 

An award will also be given for the child gaining the most points in their age group in this show

Prizes All classes:   1st    £1.50   2nd   £1.00   3rd   50p

Aged under 7

Class No

105   Using A4 paper draw and colour a picture of your garden in Summer

106   Make a junk model of an insect e.g. ladybird, spider, beetle etc

107   Make 6 chocolate cupcakes. Using a recipe of your own choice and display it with the cupcakes

Aged 7 -10

Class No

108   Using your computer, design a picture of a lovely summer’s day. Put in the things you enjoy doing

109   Exhibit a photograph of birds or animals

110   Bake a cake. Using any shape tin you like and decorate it. Use a recipe of your own choice and display it with the cake

Aged 11 to 16

Class No

111   Design and build a vehicle with moving parts

112   On your computer design a summer garden

113   Make a birthday cake and decorate it. Use a recipe of your own choice and display it with the cake

 

Class 107, 110 and 113 must be exhibited on a plate with a doyley and covered with cling film

All entries in classes 105 to 113 will receive an award, but only one entry per child will be accepted for each class

All children’s entries MUST be on the Children’s entry form with the child’s age on the day of the show. Also, see Rule 22 page 31

 

UPTON BY CHESTER

 

HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY

 

AUTUMN SHOW

 

SATURDAY 13th OCTOBER 2018

 

SHOW SCHEDULE

 

Entry form to be received by

 

Wednesday 10th October

 

 

STAGING

Friday 12th October 7.00pm to 9.00pm

Saturday 13th October 8.00am to 10.45am

 

THE VILLAGE HALL UPTON CH2 1HX

DOORS OPEN 2.15 pm

 

PRESENTATION OF AWARDS 4.00 pm

 

AUCTION 4.30pm

 

Refreshments Available

 

www.uptonhorticulturalsociety.co.uk

 

The Safeway Challenge Cup awarded to the exhibitor gaining most points in the show excluding sections I, J and Novice classes

2017 Winner Mr J White

 

SECTION A VEGETABLES

 

The Upton Carnival Cup awarded for the most points in classes 1 to 15

2017 Winner Mr J White

 

Rosette awarded for the best exhibit in this section

2017 Winner Mr L Howard

 

Prizes: Class:   1 and 2   1st    £3.00   2nd   £2.00   3rd   £1.00

All other classes:   1st    £1.50   2nd   £1.00   3rd   50p

 

Class 7 is in memory of Mr Paul Phillips and will carry an additional award

 

Class No.

1     A collection of five different vegetables, one of each kind. Tray provided

2     Three leeks three onions and three shallots. Leeks untrimmed

3     Cabbage, one, any type with stalk trimmed to 3"

4     Carrots three tops trimmed to 3"

5     Parsnips three tops trimmed to 3"

6     Leeks three untrimmed

7     Onions three each onion must not exceed 8oz

8     Tomatoes 3

9     Shallots 6

10   Beetroot three tops trimmed to 3"

11   One Squash

12   Pair of Marrows

13   String of Onions

14   Any other vegetable not previously stated in classes 3 to 12

15   A collection of three different vegetables one of each kind

 

Novice’s classes for definition, see page 4

16   Two vegetables from classes 3 to 12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SECTION B FRUIT

 

The Mrs D Epton Challenge Cup awarded for the most points in classes 17 to 25

2017 Winner Mr J Formstone

 

Rosette awarded for the best exhibit in this section

2017 Winner Mr E Elliott

 

The Allen Williams Memorial Plate will be awarded to the exhibitor

who gains most points in the Fruit Sections of the Society Shows

2017 Winner Mr J Formstone

 

Class 20 is in memory of Mr Peter Stirrup and will carry

an additional award

 

Prizes: all classes   1st    £1.50   2nd   £1.00   3rd   50p

All exhibits in this section to be displayed on a plate supplied

 

Class No.

17   Dessert Apples any one variety three

18   Dessert Apples two or more varieties three

19   Culinary Apples any variety or varieties five

20   Culinary Apples any one variety three

21   Stone fruit, any one variety five see page 4

22   Pears, any one variety three

23   Soft Fruit any one variety with stalks on nine see page 4

24   One Dessert Apple one Culinary Apple, one Pear

25   Any other fruit not previously stated in classes 17 to 22

 

Novice’s classes for definition, see page 4

26  Two fruits from classes 17 to 22

 

SECTION C CHRYSANTHEMUMS

 

The David L Miln Autumn Challenge Cup awarded for the most points in classes 27 to 34

2017 Winners Mr G Fieldstead

 

The L. S. Jeffery Challenge Cup awarded for the best exhibit in this section

2017 Winners Mr G Fieldstead

 

Prizes: Class:   27     1st    £3.00   2nd   £2.00   3rd   £1.00

All other classes:   1st    £1.50   2nd   £1.00   3rd   50p

 

Class No.

27   Two vases of three blooms per vase, one variety per vase

28   One vase of three blooms any variety or varieties

29   One White bloom any variety

30   One Yellow bloom any variety

31   One Bronze bloom any variety

32   One Red bloom any variety

33   One bloom any colour not stated above

34   One vase of three sprays any variety or varieties

 

Novice’s classes for definition, see page 4

35   One bloom any variety

36   One spray any variety

SECTION D NOVELTY VEGETABLES

 

The Novelty Vegetables Trophy awarded for the most points in classes 37 to 46

2017 Winner Mr J White

 

Prizes:  All classes:   1st   £1.50   2nd   £1.00   3rd   50p

 

Classes 37 to 46 to be judged on size or weight only

Class No.

37   Longest Carrot

38   Longest Parsnip

39   Heaviest Marrow

40   Heaviest Potato

41   Heaviest Onion

42   Heaviest Cabbage

43   Heaviest Pumpkin

44   Heaviest Fruit

45   Heaviest Beetroot

46   Most unusual shaped fruit or vegetable

 

SECTION E FLOWERS

 

The Autumn Show Flower Cup awarded for most points in Classes 47 to 59

2017 Winner Mr Chris Nightingale

 

Rosette awarded for the best exhibit in this section

2017 Winner Mr Chris Nightingale

 

Prizes: Class: 47 and 48   1st    £3.00   2nd   £2.00   3rd   £1.00

All other classes:             1st    £1.50   2nd   £1.00   3rd   50p

 

Class 59 is in memory of Mrs N Turton and will carry an additional award

 

Class No.

47   Showman’s Class one pot plant one vase of flowers one vegetable

48   Top Vase. See information below

49   One vase of three Roses any variety or varieties

50   Rose one bloom

51   A vase of three roses Floribunda or Cluster any variety or varieties

52   One vase of Autumnal foliage and berries any tree or shrub

53   One vase of five stems of Hesperantha (Kaffir Lily)

54   Three stems of Nerine

55   Three heads of Zonal Pelargoniums (Geraniums)

56   One Hydrangea bloom with own foliage

57   One vase of five stems of Dahlia any variety or varieties

58   Vase of one kind of flowers not previously mentioned in class 49 to 57

59   Vase of mixed flowers

 

Novice’s classes for definition, see page 3

60   Three stems of hardy perennial flowers

 

CLASS 48 TOP VASE

The vase is to be viewed all around, containing a total of between 5 and 10 stems of mixed flowers, taken from a minimum of two different kinds of plants. Two varieties of the same flower are not allowed. Only fresh home grown flowers to be used. No accessories whatsoever are allowed.

Foliage which is growing naturally from flowering stem and still attached to that stem is allowed and packing material, including floral foam to keep the stems in place is permitted.

SECTION F FLORAL ART

 
The Dorothy Hurley Challenge Cup awarded for most points in classes 61 to 62

2017 Not awarded

 

Rosette awarded for best exhibit in this section

2017 Not awarded

 

Prizes: All Classes   1st £3.00    2nd   £2.00   3rd   £1.00

           

Definition of exhibit: An exhibit comprises natural plant material with or without accessories contained within a space as specified in the Schedule.  Artificial materials may NOT be used.  Dried material allowed.

 

Class No.

61   “Autumn Tints. An exhibit space allowed 18″x18″ Height unlimited

62   “Autumn Centre Piece. An exhibit space allowed 18² x 18² Height unlimited

 

SECTION G POT PLANTS

 

The Diamond Jubilee Cup Awarded for the most points in

Classes 64 to 75

2017 Winner Mrs R Critchley

 

Rosette awarded for best exhibit in this section

2017 Winner Mrs R Critchley

 

Prizes:   All classes   1st   £1.50   2nd   £1.00   3rd   50p

 

Note:   Streptocapus are only eligible for class 72

Orchids are only eligible for class 73

 

POT SIZES

Pot and container sizes will, when necessary be measured as the maximum inside diameter of circular pots, width of square pots or the widest sides of the container regardless of volume in which plant is growing.  To assist when preparing the space for pot plants please state the spread of your exhibit on your entry form.

 

Class No.

64   One Schlumbergia (Christmas Cactus) maximum pot size 6"
65   One Cactus with spines maximum pot size 6"
66   One Cactus smooth maximum pot size 6"

67   Alpine Garden in container maximum dimensions 12" x 12"

68   One pot plant grown for foliage, any variety maximum pot size 6"

69   One pot plant grown for flowers or berries maximum pot size 6"

70   One pot plant grown for foliage maximum pot size 12"

71   One pot plant grown for flowers or berries maximum pot size 12"

72   One Streptocapus maximum pot size 6"

73   One flowering orchid any variety maximum pot size 6"

74   A standard Fuchsia

75   Bush Fuchsia maximum pot size 6"

 

Novice’s classes for definition, see page 4

76   Pot plant grown for flowers or foliage maximum pot size 6"

SECTION H PRESERVES

 

The Mrs C Norman and Miss E M Main Challenge Cup awarded for most points in classes
77 to 87

2017 Winner Mrs H Gardiner

 

Rosette awarded for best exhibit in this section

2017 Winner Mrs H Gardiner

 

Prizes:   All classes   1st   £1.50   2nd   £1.00   3rd   50p

 

What the judges are looking for, see page 3

 

Containers for classes 77 to 85 should be approx. 12oz to 16oz (350g to 450g)

All jars of jam to be date labelled, complete with a waxed disc and cellophane top.

Class 83 Lemon Curd can be 6oz to 8oz (175g to 225g) or 12oz to 16oz (350g to 450g)

Class 86 to 87 to be presented on a plate (not paper or foil) with a doyley and covered in cling film.

 

Class No.

77   One jar of Mincemeat

78   One jar of Fruit Jelly any variety

79   One jar of Stone Fruit Jam any variety

80   One jar of Raspberry Jam

81   One jar of Blackcurrant Jam

82   One jar of Soft Fruit Jam any variety

83   One jar of Lemon Curd

84   One jar of Onion Relish

85   One jar of Piccalilli.

86   Mincemeat Muffins using recipe on page 29

87   Stollen Slice using recipe on page 29

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SECTION I CHILDREN’S CLASSES

 

Points gained in Section I will only count towards The Under 7 Cup,

The Millennium Cup and The Reg & Mary Morris Cup

 

The Under 7 Cup awarded to the exhibitor who gained
the most points in Children’s Classes in the Society’s Shows.

2017 winner Robin Lloyd

 

The Millennium Cup awarded to the exhibitor who gained the most points in
Children’s aged 7 to 10 years Classes in the Society’s Shows.

2017 winners Ryley Breen

 

The Reg & Mary Morris Cup awarded to the exhibitor who gained the most points in Children’s 11 to 16 years Classes in the Society’s Shows

2017 winner Elan Breen

 

An award will also be given for the child gaining the most points in their age group in this show

 

Prizes:   1st    £1.50   2nd   £1.00   3rd   50p

 

Aged under 7

Class No.

88   Use felt tips or crayons to draw a picture of Bonfire Night

89   Make a collage of a Witch for Halloween

90   Make 6 Smartie cakes using own recipe

 

Aged between 7 to 10

Class No.

91   Using your computer make a poster for a Bonfire Party

92   Exhibit a piece of craft work you have recently completed

93   Bake 6 fairy cakes and decorate for Hallowe’en using own recipe

 

Aged between 11 to 16

Class no

94   A model of a scarecrow using recycled plastic bottles

95   Display a photograph you have taken of Autumn

96   Bake some cherry biscuits. Display 6 of them with the recipe used

 

Classes 90,93,96 must be exhibited on a plate and doyley and covered with cling film.

 

All entries in classes 88 to 96 will receive an award, but only one entry per child will be accepted for each class.

All children’s entries MUST be on the Children’s entry form with the child’s age on the day of the show. Please also see Rule 22 page 31.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SECTION J HANDICRAFTS

 

Prizes:   1st    £2.00   2nd   £1.50   3rd   £1.00

 

ALL EXHIBITS TO BE THE WORK OF THE EXHIBITOR

 

Exhibits in these classes must not have been shown previously in any Upton-by-Chester Horticultural Society Show. Judging of classes 97 to 102 will be by public vote on the day of the Show.  Voting to close promptly at 3.30pm Points gained in this section do not count towards any Society awards

 

97        An item of craftwork. Any material

98        Write a poem or limerick about Autumn Maximum of 5 lines

99        A cross-stitch or tapestry

100      Home made toy in any medium

101      Fruit of the Hedgerow Photographic print not exceeding 8²x 6², unmounted

102      Fruit of the Hedgerow Painting or drawing maximum size to include frame 13″ x 17″

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recipes for Spring Show

Class 61 Pear Tart

 

For the pastry

 

6oz/175g plain flour (plus a little extra for dusting

3oz/75g butter

Pinch of salt

A little cold water

 

For the filling

 

675g tinned pears (drained and patted dry

Juice of 1 lemon

8oz/225g whipping cream

2 large eggs and 1 yolk

 

Preheat the oven to 200˚C / 400˚F / gas mark 6 / fan 180˚F.

 

Make the pastry using the rubbing in method. Chill for 15 minutes. When chilled roll the pastry out to fill a 9"/10" flan tin with sides at least 1" high. Prick all over the base, chill for a further 20 minutes and then bake blind for about 12 minutes, depending on your oven.

Remove and allow to cool.

 

Slice the drained pears and neatly layer them in the pastry case, sprinkling them with lemon juice to prevent them from discolouring.

 

Mix the cream thoroughly with the eggs, the yolk and the sugar. Pour over the tart and return to the oven turning it down to 190˚C / 375˚F/gas mark 5 / fan 170˚C. It should cook for about 20 to 25 minutes or until the cream is just set.

Allow to cool completely.

Turn out onto a flat plate before serving.

Serve on a plate (not foil or paper) with a doyley and covered with cling film.

 

Class 62 Stem Ginger Biscuits

 

125g/4½oz softened unsalted butter

85g/3¼oz golden caster sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 balls of stem ginger finely chopped

150g/5oz self-raising flour

2 teaspoons ground ginger

Icing sugar for dusting

 

Pre-heat the oven to 350 ˚ F/180 ˚C/160 ˚C fan/gas mark 4

Line 2 baking sheets with greaseproof paper.

 

Cream together the butter, sugar and vanilla extract until pale and fluffy.

Fold in the flour, chopped stem ginger and ground ginger. Bring together to form a dough.

Using a teaspoon, scoop out the dough and form into balls about the size of a walnut. Place on the prepared baking sheets about 5cm apart.  Flatten them slightly with the palm of your hand.

Place in the oven and bake for 12-15 minutes depending on your oven. When done they should be golden and firm.  Place on a wire rack to cool. Dust with icing sugar.

Serve 10 on a plate (not foil or paper) with a doyley and covered with cling film.

Recipes Summer Show

Class 103 Easy Bakewell Tart

 

150g/5oz softened butter

150g/5oz golden caster sugar

150g/5oz self-raising flour

150g/5oz ground almonds

2 large eggs

1teaspoon vanilla extract

6 teaspoons raspberry jam

1 x 150g/5oz punnet fresh raspberries

50g flaked almonds

22 -24cms spring sided or loose bottom cake tin

 

Heat the oven to 180˚C gas mark 4/350˚F/160˚Fan.

Mix the butter, sugar, flour, ground almonds and eggs together until well beaten. And smooth half the mixture into the prepared cake tin. Dot the raspberry jam on top and then scatter the raspberries.  Dollop the rest of the cake mixture on top of the raspberries. Scatter the almonds over it and bake for 45-50 minutes. It may take longer, if so turn the oven temperature down.

 

Serve on a plate (not foil or paper) with a doyley and covered with cling film.

 

Class 104 German Apple Cake

 

2 dessert apples, peeled, cored and cut into fine wedges.

1 tablespoon lemon juice

125g/4½oz unsalted softened butter

140g/5½oz golden caster sugar

3 large eggs, beaten

225g/8oz plain flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

75mls whole milk

1½ tablespoons demerara sugar

½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

 

Heat the oven to 170˚C/Fan 150˚C/325˚F/gas mark 3.

Butter and line a 23cm diameter cake tin

Coat the apples in the lemon juice and set aside.

Beat the butter, sugar, eggs, flour, baking powder and milk together for 2 minutes.

Transfer the batter to the cake tin.  Arrange the apple wedges in a spiral over the batter.

Mix the demerara sugar and cinnamon together and sprinkle over the top.  Bake in the oven for 40-45 minutes, until a skewer inserted in the centre of the cake comes out clean and the top is golden.

Remove from the oven and cool for about 15 minutes in the tin. Turn out on to a wire rack to finish cooling.

 

Serve on a plate (not foil or paper) with a doyley and covered with cling film.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recipes for Autumn Show

 

Class 86 Mincemeat Muffins

 

350g/12oz Self-Raising Flour

1 teaspoon Baking Powder

175g/6oz Caster Sugar

35ml Sunflower Oil

375mls Water

150g/5oz Mincemeat

1 tablespoon Demerara Sugar

Pinch Cinnamon

 

Preheat the oven to 190˚C/357˚F/gas mark 5/170˚Fan.

Line a 12 hole muffin tin with deep muffin cases.

 

Sieve the flour and baking powder into a large mixing bowl. Add the sugar and mix well. Add the oil and water and whisk together quickly. Fold in the mincemeat.

Spoon into the cases, do nor over fill them. Mix the demerara sugar with the cinnamon and sprinkle over the muffins.  Put the muffins into the oven immediately.

Bake until well risen and golden, about 15-20 minutes depending on your oven.

Cool on a wire rack.

Serve 10 on a plate (not foil or paper) with a doyley and covered with cling film.

 

Class 87 Stollen Slice

 

25g/1oz mixed peel

50g/2oz pistachio nuts, chopped

50g/2oz dried cranberries

50g/2oz raisins

1 tablespoon brandy or rum

375g/13oz pack of ready roll puff pastry

200g/8oz bought or homemade marzipan

 

For The Glaze:

4 tablespoons apricot jam

2 tablespoons brandy or rum

 

Heat the oven to 220˚C/200˚C fan/gas mark 7/425˚F.

Line a baking sheet with baking parchment.

Put the peel, nuts, cranberries and raisins in a bowl and stir in the brandy or rum and let it soak whilst you make the glaze.  Spoon the jam into a small pan, add the alcohol, heat gently and then raise the temperature to bubble briefly for about a minute.

Push it through a sieve into a bowl and set aside to cool.

Lay the pastry on a lightly floured work surface. Scatter over the fruit and nuts and spread almost to the edges. Roll the marzipan into a long sausage, so it’s a bit shorter than the length of the pastry. Lay it along the length of the pastry on top of the fruit and nuts, about 2.5cm in from one edge. Roll the pastry round the marzipan so the join is underneath.

Trim of the ends, then slice into 12 pieces. Lay the slices slightly overlapping, on the baking sheet to make a ring. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until puffed and golden, then remove and brush the glaze all over.

When cool place the ring on a plate.

 

Serve all 12 pieces on a plate (not foil or paper) with a doyley and covered with cling film.

SHOW RULES

 

The following Show Rules are in addition to the General Rules which relate to the Objectives, Management and Membership of the Upton-By-Chester Horticultural Society

 

1     All exhibits must be the property of the exhibitor and except where otherwise stated in the Schedule, must have been grown and/or produced by them and have been in the possession of the exhibitor for at least three months prior to the date of the Show

 

  1. The entry fee for each exhibit will be determined by the Committee, currently 20p

 

  1. All entries should be on the form provided and must reach those named on the show entry form not later than the 9.30pm on Wednesday before the Shows. All entry fees must accompany the entry form. No entry will be accepted from a person whose subscription is unpaid. No entries will be accepted after 9.30pm on Wednesday before the show or at staging time

 

  1. A competitor may enter any number of exhibits in a class but points will be awarded for only one exhibit, although cash is awarded for each exhibit placed

 

  1. The Committee reserve the right to refuse any entry and in the event of such a refusal it is not required to give any reason or explanation

 

  1. Exhibits for the Spring Show to be staged between 8.00am and 11.00 am on the morning of the Show. Staging for Summer and Autumn shows may be between 7.00pm and 9.00pm on the evening before the Show and between 8.00am and 10.45am on the morning of the Show. Staging must be finished by 11.30am for the Spring Show and 10.45am for the Summer and Autumn Show at which time all exhibitors except such as may be retained by the Committee for official duties must leave the show room

 

  1. Unless otherwise stated an exhibit must consist of one variety only. The mixing of two varieties on one plate or in a vase or bowl will disqualify unless expressly allowed in the Schedule

 

  1. Each exhibitor is asked to bring the necessary plates and bowls for their exhibits except where otherwise stated in the Schedule. Vases will be supplied

 

  1. Wherever possible exhibits should bear a label giving the name of the variety in BLOCK CAPITALS except where special varieties are called for. The “Variety Cards” will be supplied by the Society.  The Judge will other things being equal award the prize to the exhibit which has been correctly labelled

 

  1. Wherever applicable the Show will be governed by the Royal Horticultural Society’s Rules for Show

 

  1. Every exhibit must bear an exhibitor’s Number Card which will be supplied by the Secretary of the show. All cards must be in position before judging begins. Exhibitors will be responsible for placing their cards and checking that all details are correct.

 

  1. Any prize may be withheld or modified if the exhibits are considered by the Judges to be undeserving of the prizes offered.

 

  1. In the event of the Judges awarding a joint prize, each exhibitor will receive the prize money and the same number of points scored.

 

  1. The decision of the Judges will be final as to the relative merits of all exhibits and the decision of the Committee shall be final on all other matters connected with the Show.

 

  1. The Committee have the right to nominate two members to visit the place at which an exhibitor’s produce has been grown at any time prior to the Show. Notification of the visit will not be deemed necessary.

 

  1. Any protest must be delivered in writing to the Show Secretary by 3.00 pm on the day of the Show. Any protest must be accompanied by a deposit of £1.00, which will be refunded if the protest is upheld but not otherwise.

 

  1. Between the times fixed for the completion of the staging and the closing hour of the Show, no exhibit may be altered or removed except by permission of the Show Secretary.

 

  1. The presentation of the cups will take place at 4.00 pm and prize monies should be claimed from the Treasurer as soon as possible thereafter.

 

19   Exhibits to be removed from the show bench at the end of the presentation of the awards. Please notify a steward of any items for the auction

 

  1. All exhibits, personal property etc. will be at the risk of the owner and the Committee will not be liable for any loss or damage due to any cause whatsoever.

 

  1. Points will be awarded as follows: 

First prize - 4 points

Second prize - 2 points

Third prize - 1 point

Rosette for the Best Exhibit in Section will receive additional 3 points.

 

22   The age of the child is on the date of the show. When a child moves into a higher age group category during the year, points gained in each category will be accumulated and contribute towards the higher age group Cup.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRINCIPAL WINNERS OF THE 2017 SOCIETY SHOWS

 

THE SPRING SHOW

 

The Spring Challenge Cup awarded to the exhibitor gaining most points

excluding sections E, F, and Novice classes

Mr M Lewis

 

THE SUMMER SHOW

 

The David L Miln President’s Challenge Cup awarded to the exhibitor gaining most points excluding sections J and Novice classes

Mr J White

 

AUTUMN SHOW

 

The Tom Allen Challenge Salver

This salver is awarded each year to a different class in any of the

Society Shows as chosen by the Committee

Mr C Nightingale

 

The Safeway Challenge Cup awarded to the exhibitor gaining most points excluding sections I J and Novice classes

Mr J White

 

OVERALL CHAMPION

 

The Standring Challenge Bowl awarded to the exhibitor gaining most points aggregated in all three Society Shows in 2017 excluding Children, Handicrafts and Novice classes

Mr J Formstone

 

The Upton Parish Council Challenge Cup awarded to the exhibitor gaining most points aggregated in all three Society Shows in 2016, without winning a cup, bowl or shield

Mr E Elliott

 

Banksian Medal

The Royal Horticultural Society Banksian Medal awarded to the exhibitor gaining most points aggregated from Flower, Fruit, Pot Plant and Vegetable classes in all three Society Shows in 2017, but excluding novice, floral art, preserves and handicrafts classes

Mr J Formstone

 

The competitor(s) who won the Banksian Medal(s) in 2016 and 2017 are not eligible for this medal in 2018. The RHS considers that persons sharing in the cultivation of and exhibiting from the same garden and/or allotment are a single exhibitor. If one of them is awarded the Medal, then neither of them is eligible for the next two years.

 

2016 winner Mr J White 2017 winner Mr J Formstone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hoole Allotments and Garden Association

 

Composts Fertilisers Herbicides Pesticides

 

Full range of organic and sundry items

 

 

Open Saturday 21st January 2018

 

Saturday and Sunday10 to 12

Wednesday 2.00-4.00pm

 

Show your UHS current membership card to get a discount on the membership of the HAGA

 

Directions to the Hoole Allotments Hut

 

Travel along Hoole Road turn into Canadian Avenue and then left into Panton Road. Park on the Coronation Recreation Park car park and walk down the pathway to Hoole Allotments,

 

For information on the Hoole Allotment Hut go to www.hooleallotments.btck.co.uk

 

For anyone who would like to rent a plot on Hoole allotments the contact for the waiting list is moulton@btinternet.com

 

 

  

 

 

UPTON BY CHESTER

HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY

 

1946 to 2018

72 Years

 

 

 

 

 

 

SHOW SCHEDULES

 

 

Spring Show 31st March 2018

 

Summer Show 18th August 2018

 

Autumn Show 13th October 2018

 

All Shows will be held at

 

Upton Village Hall CH2 1HX

 

www.uptonhorticultutralsociety.co.uk

 

 

OFFICERS

 

PRESIDENT

Mr B Cox

CHAIRMAN:

 

VICE-CHAIRMAN

Mr R V Worboys

SECRETARY:

 

MINUTES SECRETARY

Mrs S Formstone

TREASURER

Mrs H Gardiner

MEMBER SECRETARY

Ms D Corbett 07887718878

SHOW SECRETARY

Mr P Carman Tel. 01244379976

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Mrs R Critchley

Mr G Fieldstead

Mrs S Fieldstead

Mr J Formstone

Mr M Garside

Mrs O Goff

Mr C McNae

Ms N Priest

Mrs S Reading

Mrs C Rose

Mrs E Subramanian

Mr J White

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Show Secretary's address

 

Well another twelve months have passed rather rapidly and it is that time of year again to present to you, on behalf of the committee, our schedule for the three shows for 2018.

 

You all pulled the stops out again last year and the entries to all three of our shows were of a superb standard and overall numbers were on par with previous years, but we did actual have more people competing so well done to all those who entered experienced and novices.

 

Right, on with the items of note for this year:

 

Firstly, the 'Tom Allen Challenge Salver' will this year be awarded in the Spring Show for a vase 3 cut tulips (Class 21)

 

We unfortunately lost a number of our loyal supporters last year and we are dedicating certain classes to their memory.

 

Firstly, Nancy Turton, who was a past President of our society who also judged the floral classes on numerous occasions.

 

Secondly another long-standing member was Peter Stirrup who had success with his entries in the fruit section of our shows on a regular basis.

 

Finally, late in the year we lost one of our most prolific competitors in Paul Phillips. Paul may not have been a member for quite so many years, but his support of the shows with superb exhibits, which won him many well deserved trophies, will be missed. Our thoughts will be all their families especially on show days. Please have a close look at the schedule and support these classes when the time comes.

 

Just a reminder that you are all able to join Hoole Allotments Association at a reduced rate and use their hut, which is stocked by the same supplier we used to use, they are actually open on 3 occasions each week so pop along and see what they can offer, see the advert in the schedule.

 

The production of this schedule is a huge time consuming job and the professional quality of the finished product when compared to similar examples from other clubs is truly down to the hard work of Jeff Formstone (and his family!). So thank you Jeff once again. Not forgetting of course his team of proof readers.

 

When you receive this schedule we will hopefully have elected a new Chairperson to take on the reins following Wendy’s stepping down from the role after ten successful years, hence the address this year being from myself as the current show secretary.

 

I hope that we can continue to have the same success that we have enjoyed in the last few years, success that is not only down to the hard work of the show and main committee’s but to you all who rise to the challenge on each occasion. So thank you to everyone for both past and anticipated future support and to borrow a phrase from popular entertainment lets all ‘Keep Showing’

 

Kind regards

 

Pete Carman, Show Secretary.

 

 

 

JUDGES’ NOTES TO EXHIBITORS

 

The committee felt it would be useful to competitors to note the items most commonly commented on by the judges and the items which cause the most difficulties

  • All entry forms must be in on time to the Show Committee to allow for processing etc.
  • Read the schedule carefully; if anything is not clear ask
  • If there is not ample space to place your exhibit on the tables, ask the Steward to rearrange the class. Exhibitors are NOT allowed to move any exhibits
  • “Variety cards” with the names of the cultivars to be placed by the exhibits both for information for the judge and visitors to the show. “Variety Cards” are available on the day See Rule 9 page 30
  • Check the number of items to be shown in the class
  • Check the size of container, bowls and plant pots. See relevant sections
  • Check the size of space specified for a flower arrangement or the collection of vegetables
  • Wash all root vegetables
  • Allow ample time for staging
 
WHAT THE JUDGES WILL LOOK FOR

 

  • Condition – all vegetables and fruit should be clean, fresh, tender and free of coarseness and blemishes
  • Uniformity – all the specimens exhibited on a dish should be uniform i.e. alike in size, form and colour
  • Apples and similar shaped fruit - should be staged with the eye upmost, stalk end downward, placing one fruit in the centre and the remainder around it, placing a cushion of white tissue beneath the centre fruit to raise the fruit
  • Vegetables - should be staged as attractively as possible on plates or directly onto the show bench. Runner beans in rows and carrots in pyramid form. Tomatoes must be displayed with calyces (the green flower bud case). Beans must be displayed with some stalk attached.
  • Rhubarb to be shown with leaf blades trimmed back to approximately 3".

 

The following points may be a useful guide for what the judges are looking for in the Preserves Section of the Shows. Basically, the Judges mark under the heading of Presentation, Labelling, Colour, Set and Taste

 

  • Jars must be clean and size as stated in the schedule
  • Labels should be straight and clearly marked with the type of preserve or jam, the month and year it was made
  • Jars should be filled to the neck complete with a waxed disc and cellophane top
  • Jams and Jellies should be of a good colour relevant to the fruit
  • Remove all stones from the fruit
  • Jellies should not be cloudy and should be free from bubbles.
  • Fruit should be evenly distributed
  • Lids for pickles and chutneys should be plastic coated
  • The set should be appropriate i e. not too stiff and not too runny
  • The taste of the fruit should predominate i.e. not the sugar
  • No commercial premade marmalade or jam is acceptable
  • For cakes and biscuits recipes oven temperatures vary, so you may need to adjust the time and temperature to suit your oven
  • All cakes to be presented on a plate (not paper or foil) with a doyley and covered in cling film
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GLOSSARY

 

  • Any Foliage, foliage which is growing naturally but not attached to the flowering stem
  • Annual - a plant that grows from seed and naturally and ordinarily flowers, seeds and dies (irrespective of frost) within twelve months
  • Bi-Colour A flower with two colours
  • Bloom An open flower e.g. of a tulip, or a flower head, e.g. chrysanthemum or dahlia
  • Bowl A vessel for displaying flowers or growing bulbs and having a mouth wider than its height
  • Flower head - for horticultural show purposes, an assemblage of florets grouped together in a single head on a single flower stem
  • Kind - a term recommended for use in the classification of fruit and vegetables for show purposes, e.g. apples, grapes, peaches, pears and plums are 'kinds' of fruit; asparagus, carrots, onions and peas are 'kinds' of vegetable
  • Miniature Daffodils having individual flowers measuring no more than 50mm (2") when flattened out
  • Own foliage, which is growing naturally from the flowering stem and still attached to that stem
  • Pot plant - for horticultural show purposes, a plant grown in a pot for the decorative effect of its foliage, flower or fruit and grown under cover

·         Pot sizes Pot and container sizes will, when necessary be measured as the maximum inside diameter of circular pots, width of square pots or the widest sides of the container regardless of volume in which the plant is growing. To assist when preparing the space for pot plants please state the spread of your exhibit on your entry form

  • Perennial. - perennial plant is one that lives for more than 2 years
  • Soft fruit A fruit having a soft texture and numerous seeds, e.g. a blackberry, gooseberry, loganberry, red, white or black currants, raspberry or strawberry.
  • Stone fruit - A fruit with a soft, fleshy interior, surrounding a comparatively large 'stone' containing, usually, a solitary seed, e.g. an apricot, cherry, damson, peach or plum
  • Truss A cluster of flowers or fruits growing from one main stem, as in a pelargonium, polyanthus, rhododendron or tomato
  • Uniformity - the state of being alike in size, shape and colour
  • Novice classes Open to any Member who has not previously won 1 first prize in the appropriate section of the Upton-By-Chester Horticultural Society Shows. Points awarded in these classes will not count towards the Society’s awards except the Upton Parish Council Challenge Cup.

 

 

 

 

Provisional Dates of Society Shows for 2019

 

Spring Show:                 Saturday 30th March 2019

 

Summer Show:             Saturday 17th August 2019

 

Autumn Show:              Saturday 12th October 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UPTON BY CHESTER

 
HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY

 

SPRING SHOW

 

 

SATURDAY 31st MARCH 2018

 

SHOW SCHEDULE

 

 

Entry form to be received by

Wednesday 28th March

 

Staging

Saturday 31st March 08.00 to 11.00am

 

UPTON VILLAGE HALL CH2 1HX

 

DOORS OPEN 2.15pm

 

PRESENTATION OF AWARDS: 4.00pm

 

 

Refreshments Available

 

www.uptonhorticulturalsociety.co.uk

 

 

 

The Spring Challenge Cup

 

Awarded to the exhibitor with most points in this show excluding

Sections E and F and Novice Classes

 

2017 Winner Mr M Lewis

 

Section A: TULIPS AND DAFFODILS

 

The Carman Challenge Cup for Tulips and Daffodils

For most points in Classes 1 to 25

2017 Winner Mr M Lewis

 

Rosette awarded for the best exhibit in this section

2017 Winner Mr M Lewis

 

Prizes: Class:   1   1st    £3.00   2nd   £2.00   3rd   £1.00

All other classes:   1st    £1.50   2nd   £1.00   3rd   50p

 

Tom Allen Challenge Salver will be awarded for the best exhibit in class 21

 

Class No.

1    Showman’s Class:         One vase of 3 cut Daffodils any variety or varieties

                                                One vase of 3 cut Tulips any variety or varieties

                                                Pot of spring bulbs maximum pot size 12″

2    One pot of daffodils grown from three bulbs provided by the Society maximum pot size 6"

3    One pot of tulips grown from three bulbs provided by the Society maximum pot size 6"

4    One pot of daffodils, any variety/varieties, excluding bulbs supplied for class 2 maximum pot size 6"

5    One pot / tub of daffodils excluding miniatures any variety/varieties unlimited number of bulbs maximum pot size 12"

6    One pot/tub of miniature daffodils, any variety/varieties unlimited number of bulbs. maximum pot size 12"

7    One vase of 5 cut daffodil blooms any one variety excluding miniatures

8    One vase of 6 cut daffodils two stems of three varieties excluding miniatures.

9    One vase of 5 cut miniature daffodils, any variety/varieties

10 One vase of 6 cut miniature daffodils two stems of three varieties

11 One multi head daffodil excluding miniature

12 One yellow daffodil bloom excluding miniature

13 One white daffodil bloom excluding miniature

14 One bi-colour daffodil bloom excluding miniatures see-page 4

15 One yellow daffodil bloom miniature see-page 4

16 One white daffodil bloom miniature see-page 4

17 One bi-colour daffodil bloom miniature-see page 4

18 One multi head daffodil miniature

19 One pot/bowl of tulips any variety/varieties, excluding bulbs provided for class 3 maximum pot size 12"

20 One vase of 3 cut miniature tulips any variety/varieties

21 One vase of 3 cut tulips any variety/varieties excluding miniatures

22 One red tulip

23 One yellow tulip

24 One tulip any other colour

25 One bi-colour tulip see page 4

 

Novice’s classes for definition, see page 4

26 One vase of three daffodils any variety/varieties

27 One vase of three tulips any variety/varieties

SECTION B FLOWERS AND POT PLANTS

 

The Spring Show Flowers and Pot Plants Cup

For most points in classes 28 to 45

2017 Winner Mrs R Critchley

 

Rosette awarded for the best exhibit in this section

2017 Winner Mrs J Coward

 

Prizes all classes: 1st £1.50 2nd £1.00 3rd 50p

 

Note Orchid are only eligible for class 38

Class No

28   One bowl of three Hyacinths any variety/varieties

29   One pot/bowl of spring bulbs or corms any variety/varieties not previously mentioned in classes 1 to 25, maximum pot size 12"

30   One vase of three stems of Hellebores any variety/varieties

31   One vase of spring flowers not previously mentioned in classes 1 to 25. Any foliage allowed

32   One bloom of Camellia any variety

33   One vase of Pieris in bloom

34   One Amaryllis bulb maximum pot size 6"

35   One flowering plant any variety, maximum pot size 12²

36   One vase of spring-flowering shrubs any variety/varieties not previously mentioned

37   One Pot of Polyanthus/Primula, maximum pot size 6"

38   One flowering Orchid any variety in pot maximum pot size 6"

39   Spring Alpine Garden in a container maximum dimensions 12" X 12"

40   One Pot of Pansies / Violas maximum pot size 6"

41   Pansies six blooms any variety / varieties.  To be shown on board provided

42   Violas six blooms any variety / varieties.  To be shown on board provided.

43   Spring hanging basket not to exceed 14"diameter. Planted and grown by the exhibitor for 3 months prior to the show. To conform to Show rule 1 page 30

44   Pot of Heather maximum pot size 12"

45   One Rhipsalidopsis (Easter Cactus) maximum pot size 6"

 

Novice’s classes for definition, see page 4

46   One pot or bowl of spring bulbs or corms one variety maximum pot size 6"

 

POT SIZES

Pot and container sizes will when necessary be measured as the maximum inside diameter of circular pots, width of square pots or the widest sides of the container regardless of volume in which plant is growing.

 

To assist when preparing the space for pot plants please state the spread of your exhibit on your entry form

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SECTION C FLORAL ART

 

Spring Show Floral Art Cup

For most points in classes 47 to 52

 

2017 winner Mrs S Formstone

 

Rosette awarded for the best exhibit in this section

2017 winner Mrs S Formstone

 

Prize classes: 47 and 48 1st £3.00   2nd £2.00   3rd   £1.00

All other classes 1st £1.50   2nd £1.00   3rd 50p

 

Class 52 is in memory of Mrs Nancy Turton and will carry an additional award

 

Definition of exhibit: An exhibit comprises natural plant material with or without accessories contained within a space as specified in the Schedule.  Artificial materials may NOT be used.  Dried material allowed.  Classes 50 to 51 to conform to Show rule 1 page 30 and to be shown in the Society vases.

 

47   A Spring Basket An exhibit space allowed 18² x 18². Height unlimited

48   An arrangement in an egg cup. An exhibit space allowed 6" x 6².Height unlimited

49   One bowl of cut daffodils any variety/varieties, arranged for effect. Own bowl. Any foliage allowed

50   One vase of daffodils arranged for effect using Society vase

51   One vase of tulips arranged for effect using Society vase

52   An arrangement of flowers floating in water. Bowl maximum diameter 9". No foliage allowed

 

SECTION D PRESERVES

 

Spring Show Preserves Cup

For most points in classes 54 to 63

2017 winner Mrs A Lloyd

 

Rosette awarded for the best exhibit in this section

2017 Winner Mrs A Lloyd

 

Prizes all classes: 1st £1.50   2nd £1.00   3rd   50p

 

What the judges are looking for see page 3

Containers for classes 54 to 60 should be approx. 12 to 16oz (350g to 450g)

All jars of jam to be date labelled, complete with a waxed disc and cellophane top. Class 59 Lemon Curd can be 6oz to 8oz (175g to 225g) or 12 to 16oz (350g to 450g) Class 61 to 62 to be presented on a plate (not paper or foil) with a doyley and covered in cling film.

 

54   One jar of Seville Orange Marmalade, please display ingredients

55   One jar of 3 Fruit Marmalade, please display ingredients

56   One jar of Citrus Fruit Marmalade, please display ingredients

57   Any other Marmalade, please display ingredients

58   One jar of any Fruit Jelly

59   One jar of Lemon Curd

60   One jar of Fruit Chutney

61   Pear Tart using recipe on page 27

62   Stem Ginger Biscuits using recipe on page 27

63   Rhubarb, three sticks see page 3

 

 

 

SECTION E CHILDREN’S CLASSES

 

Points gained in Section E will only count towards The Under 7 Cup,

The Millennium Cup and The Reg & Mary Morris Cup

 

The Under 7 Cup awarded to the exhibitor who gained
the most points in Children’s Classes in the Society’s Shows.

2017 winner Robin Lloyd

 

The Millennium Cup awarded to the exhibitor who gained the most points in
Children’s aged 7 to 10 years Classes in the Society’s Shows.

2017 winners Ryley Breen

 

The Reg & Mary Morris Cup awarded to the exhibitor who gained the most points in Children’s 11 to 16 years Classes in the Society’s Shows

2017 winner Elan Breen

 

An award will also be given for the child gaining the most points in their age group in this show

 

Prizes all classes:  1st   £1.50   2nd   £1.00   3rd   50p

 

Aged under 7

Class No

  1. Make a collage of Spring flowers. Using egg boxes coloured card, drinking straws old buttons etc

65   Using felt pens or crayons draw a picture of an Easter bunny

66   Bake an Easter cake any size. Using own recipe and decorate with Easter decorations

 

Aged 7 to 10

Class No

67   Using your computer make an Easter picture

68   Arrange 5 Spring flowers in own vase.

69   Using chocolate mini eggs and other appropriate decorations, decorate a sponge cake for Easter or Spring any size using own recipe

 

Aged 11 to 16

Class No

70   Submit a photograph you have taken entitled “Spring time”

71   Design and make a robot, using whatever materials you like, e.g. Lego or cardboard etc. Make sure it has moving parts

72   Exhibit a piece of craft work you have made recently

 

 

Classes 66, 69 to be presented on a plate (not foil) with a doyley and covered in cling film

 

All entries in classes 64 to 72 will receive an award, but only one entry per child will be accepted for each class.

All children’s entries MUST be on the Children’s entry form with the child’s age on the day of the show. Also, see Rule 22 page 31

 

 

 

SECTION F HANDICRAFTS

 

 

Prizes: 1st   £2.00   2nd   £1.50   3rd   £1.00

 

ALL EXHIBITS TO BE THE WORK OF THE EXHIBITOR

 

Exhibits in these classes must not have been shown previously in any Upton-by-Chester Horticultural Society Show. Judging of classes 73 to 78 will be by public vote on the day of the Show.  Voting to close promptly at 3.30pm Points gained in this section do not count towards any Society awards

 

73   An item of craftwork. Any material

74   Write a poem or limerick about a Spring Garden. Maximum of 5 lines

75   A cross-stitch or tapestry

76   Home made toy in any medium

77   Spring Time Photographic print not exceeding 8²x 6², unmounted

78   Spring Time Painting or drawing maximum size to include frame 13″ x 17″

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UPTON BY CHESTER

 
HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY

 

SUMMER SHOW

 

SATURDAY 18th AUGUST 2018

 

SHOW SCHEDULE

 

Entry form to be received by

Wednesday 15th August

 

STAGING

Friday 17th August 7.00pm to 9.00pm

Saturday 18th August 8.00am to 10.45am

 

UPTON VILLAGE HALL UPTON CH2 1HX

DOORS OPEN: 2.15pm

 

PRESENTATION OF AWARDS: 4.00pm

AUCTION: 4.30pm

 

Refreshments Available

 

www.uptonhorticulturalsociety.co.uk

 

 

 

The David L Miln President’s Challenge Cup

awarded to the exhibitor gaining most points in this Show excluding Section J and Novice Classes

 

2017 Winner Mr J White

 

SECTION A VEGETABLES

 

The Mrs Frank Morris Challenge Cup awarded for the

most points in classes 1 to 22

2017 Winner Mr P Phillips

 

Rosette awarded for the best exhibit in this section

2017 Winner Mr J White

 

Prizes: Class:   1 and 2    1st    £3.00   2nd   £2.00   3rd   £1.00

All other classes:   1st    £1.50   2nd   £1.00   3rd   50p

 

Class 5 is in memory of Mr Paul Phillips and will carry an additional award

 

 

 

 

Class No.

1.     Three large Onions, each onion must exceed 8 oz. Onion tops to be tied or whipped using raffia or string

2.    Display of Vegetables For information see page 13

3.    Beans French nine

4     Beans Runner six

5     Longest Runner Bean – judged on length only

6     Beetroot three tops trimmed to 3"

7     Cabbage any type with stalk trimmed to 3"

8     Carrots three tops trimmed to 3"

9     Cauliflower one, with stalk trimmed to 3"

10   Cucumber one

11   Onions three each onion must not exceed 8 oz.

12   Rhubarb three sticks see page 3

13    Peppers 2 any variety or varieties

14   Potatoes five any variety or varieties

15   Leeks three untrimmed

16   Chillies 3 any variety or varieties Variety MUST be stated

17   Shallots six

18   Tomatoes five each tomato must exceed 1½" in diameter

19   Cherry or plum tomatoes five must not exceed 1½" in diameter

20   Tomatoes a truss cherry cultivar with 25% of the tomatoes ripe

21   Basket of mixed vegetables five different items maximum of three per item (Basket provided)

22   Herbs, three named kinds in fresh condition in one vase. Varieties names to be shown on “Variety Cards” provided

 

Novice’s classes for definition, see page 4

23   Two different vegetables from classes 3 to 19

 

 

CLASS 2 Display of Vegetables

 

Any 3 vegetables chosen from the following 8, number to be as stated, Carrots and Beetroot must have foliage trimmed back to 3". Tomatoes must be displayed with calyces attached (the green flower bud case), and beans with some stalk attached. Onion and shallot tops to be tied or whipped using raffia or string.

Judges may handle exhibits, cut and break etc. to check quality.

 

3 Carrots

3 Beetroot

3 Onions

3 Potatoes

2 Courgettes

3 Shallots

6 Runner Beans

3 Tomatoes

 

 

The vegetables must be displayed for effect within the tray provided 24″ x 18″ without bending any part of them. No part of any exhibit may exceed this tray. The only garnishing material allowed is parsley. No other foliage or accessories such as plates, sand or rings are allowed.

 

Each type of vegetable will be judged out of a total of 20 points.

This is split into three sections as follows: 7 points for size, shape and colour; 7 points for condition; 6 points for uniformity. The overall mark will therefore be out of a total of 60.

 

 

 

SECTION B FRUIT

 

The Reg L. Barnett Challenge Cup

Awarded for the most points in classes 24 to 31

2017 Winner Mrs S Reading

 

Rosette awarded for the best exhibit in this section

2017 Winner Mrs A Clegg

 

The Allen Williams Memorial Plate will be awarded to the exhibitor

who gains most points in the fruit sections of the Society Shows

2017 Winner Mr J Formstone

 

Prizes: all classes:   1st   £1.50   2nd   £1.00   3rd   50p

 

All exhibits in this section to be exhibited on a plate as supplied

Class No.

24  Dessert Apples any one variety three

25  Culinary Apples any one variety three

26  Dessert and Culinary Apples five, two or more varieties

27  Dessert Pears three any variety / varieties

28  Stone fruit any one variety five. See page 4

29  Any other fruit not previously stated in classes 24 to 28

30  Soft Fruit any one variety with stalks on twelve. See page 4

31  One Dessert Apple one Culinary Apple and one Pear

 

Novice’s classes for definition, see page 4

32  Two fruits from classes 24 to 28

 

 

 

 

 

SECTION C CHRYSANTHEMUMS

 

The Ralph Seddon Chrysanthemum Challenge Cup awarded for the most points in classes 33 to 37

2017 Winner Mr J Formstone

 

Rosette awarded for the best exhibit in this section

2017 Winner Mr J Formstone

 

Prizes: all classes:   1st   £1.50   2nd   £1.00   3rd   50p

 

Class No.

33   A vase of three blooms any one variety

34   A vase of three blooms any variety / varieties

35   Three spray stems any variety or varieties

36   One bloom any variety

37   One spray stem any variety

 

Novice’s classes for definition, see page 4

38   One bloom any variety.

39   One spray stem.

 

SECTION D DAHLIAS

 

The Herbert Wilkinson Dahlia Shield awarded to the

Winner of class 40

2017 Winner Mr R Worboys

 

The John Pritchard Dahlia Challenge Cup, awarded for most points in classes 40 to 44

2017 Winner Mr R Worboys

 

Rosette awarded for the best exhibit in this section

2017 Winner Mr R Worboys

 

Prizes: Class:   40   1st    £3.00   2nd   £2.00   3rd   £1.00

All other classes:  1st    £1.50   2nd   £1.00   3rd   50p

Class No.

40   Two vases of Dahlias each vase to be of a different kind. Three blooms per vase

41   Vase of three Cactus blooms

42   Vase of three Decorative blooms

43   Vase of three Pom Pom blooms

44   Vase of three Water Lilies blooms

 

Novice’s classes for definition, see page 4

45   Vase of three blooms any variety or varieties

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SECTION E ROSES

 

The Peter Snelson Challenge Rose Bowl awarded to the winner of Class 46

2017 Not awarded

 

The John Steward Hutton Challenge Cup awarded for most points in classes 46 to 51

2017 Winner Mr G Fieldstead

 

Rosette awarded for the best exhibit in this section

2017 Winner Mrs A Clegg

 

Prizes: Class:   46     1st    £3.00   2nd   £2.00   3rd   £1.00

All other classes:   1st    £1.50   2nd   £1.00   3rd   50p

 

Class No

46   Two vases of Roses. One vase of 3 trusses Floribunda/Cluster any variety/varieties and one vase of 3 Hybrid Tea/large flowered any variety/varieties

47   One vase of Hybrid Tea/large flowered not more than six stems own foliage

48   One vase of three blooms Hybrid Tea/large flowered three different varieties

49   One bloom Hybrid Tea/large flowered

50   One vase of three blooms any one variety / varieties ONE each in bud half bloom and full bloom

51   One truss/stem Patio/Miniature

 

Novice’s classes for definition, see page 4

52   One bloom any variety.

 

SECTION F GARDEN FLOWERS AND FOLIAGE

 

The Allen Hurst Summer Show Challenge Cup awarded for most points in

Classes 53 to 74

2017winner Mr J Formstone

 

Rosette awarded for the best exhibit in this section

2017 winner Mr C Bergstrand

 

Prizes: All classes:   1st   £1.50   2nd   £1.00   3rd   50p

Class 69 is in memory of Mrs Nancy Turton and will carry an additional award

 

Class No.

53   Sweet Peas five spikes any variety / varieties

54   African Marigolds five blooms with own foliage any variety / varieties

55   French Marigolds five blooms with own foliage any variety / varieties

56   Summer flowering bulbs or corms three stems any variety / varieties

57   Pansies six blooms any variety / varieties. To be shown on board provided

58   Violas six blooms any variety / varieties. To be shown on board provided.

59   Five stems of Antirrhinum (Snapdragon) with own foliage any variety or varieties

60   One vase of Annuals any one variety not previously stated in classes 53 to 59.

61   A vase of mixed Annuals

62   One bloom of Agapanthus

63   Three Hydrangea blooms with own foliage.

64   Fuchsia six florets minimum of three varieties. To be shown on board provided

65   Three Hosta leaves any variety/varieties

66   Three heads of Zonal Pelargonium (Geranium)

67   One vase of five Zinnias

68   One vase of hardy perennial flowers one variety

69   A vase of mixed hardy perennial flowers

70   One vase of mixed flowers

71   One vase of five stems of Buddleia

72   A vase of foliage

73   An arrangement of flowers floating in water. Bowl maximum diameter 9". No foliage allowed

74   Hanging basket. Basket not to exceed 14" diameter. Planted and grown by exhibitor for 3 months prior to the Show To conform to Show rule 1 page 30

 

Novice’s classes for definition, see page 4

75   Any three blooms of annuals any variety / varieties

76   Any three stems of hardy perennial flowers

 

SECTION G FLORAL ART

 

The Sydney Levy Challenge Cup awarded for most points in classes 77 to 81

2017 Winners Mrs S Formstone

Rosette awarded for the best exhibit in this section

2017 Winners Mrs S Formstone

 

Prizes: all classes:   1st   £3.00   2nd   £2.00   3rd   £1.00

 

Definition of exhibit: An exhibit comprises natural plant material with or without accessories contained within a space as specified in the Schedule.  Artificial materials may NOT be used.  Dried material allowed.  Classes 79 to 81 to conform to Show rule 1 page 30 and to be shown in the Society vases.

 

Class No.

77   Colourful Basket. An exhibit space allowed 18² x 18².  Height unlimited

78   An arrangement in a cup and saucer. An exhibit. space allowed 9²x 9² Height unlimited

79   A vase of hardy perennial flowers, any variety / varieties, arranged for effect using Society vase

80   A vase of Annuals any variety / varieties, arranged for effect using Society vase

81   A vase of foliage arranged for effect using Society vase

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SECTION H POT PLANTS

 

Mr & Mrs J R C Lumley Challenge Cup awarded for the most points classes 83 to 92

2017 Winner Mrs R Critchley

 

Rosette awarded for the best exhibit in this section

2017 Winner Mr J White

 

Prizes Class 83 and 84: 1st    £3.00   2nd   £2.00   3rd   £1.00

All other classes:         1st    £1.50   2nd   £1.00   3rd   50p

 

Note:   Fuchsias are only eligible for classes 84 and 85

Begonias are only eligible for class 86

Orchids are only eligible for class 87

POT SIZES

Pot and container sizes will when necessary be measured as the maximum inside diameter of circular pots, width of square pots or the widest sides of the container regardless of volume in which plant is growing.

To assist when preparing the space for pot plants please state the spread of your exhibit on your entry form.

 

Class No.

83   Pot plants two any varieties one shown for flowers one shown for foliage maximum pot size 6"

84   Fuchsias matching pair 2 pots of same cultivar one plant per pot maximum pot size 6"

85   Fuchsia, one plant any variety maximum pot size 6"

86   Begonia any variety maximum pot 6"

87   One flowering orchid any variety maximum pot size 6"

88   One pot plant any variety not previously stated in classes 83 to 87 maximum pot size 6"

89   One Pot plant any variety grown for flowers maximum pot size 6"

90   One Pot plant any variety grown for foliage maximum pot size 6"

91   One pot containing more than one plant of one kind maximum pot size 6"

92   Pot plant grown for flowers and / or foliage maximum pot size 12"

 

Novice’s classes for definition, see page 3

93   One pot plant grown for flowers maximum pot size 6"

94   Pot plant grown for foliage maximum pot size 6"

 

SECTION I PRESERVES

 

The Mrs C Norman and Miss E M Main Challenge Cup awarded for most points in classes 95 to 104

2017 Winner Mrs A Lloyd

 

Rosette awarded for the best exhibit in this section

2017 Winner Mrs A Lloyd

 

Prizes all classes:   1st    £1.50   2nd   £1.00   3rd   50p

 

What the judges are looking for, see page 3

Containers for classes 95 to 102 should be approx. 12oz–16oz (350g–450g)

All jars of jam to be date labelled, complete with a wax disc and cellophane top.

Class 103 and 104 to be presented on a plate (not paper or foil) with a doyley and covered in cling film.

 

Class No

95   One jar of Jelly, any variety, dark or light

96   One jar of Raspberry Jam

97   One jar of Strawberry Jam

98   One jar of Blackcurrant Jam

99   One jar of Stone Fruit Jam

100 One jar of Jam not previously stated in classes 96 to 99

101 One jar of Orange Curd

102 One jar of Apple Chutney

103 Easy Bakewell Tart using recipe on page 28

104 German Apple Cake using recipe on page 28

 

SECTION J CHILDREN’S CLASSES

 

Points gained in Section J will only count towards

The Under 7 Cup, The Millennium Cup and The Reg & Mary Morris Cup

 

The Under 7 Cup awarded to the exhibitor who gained
the most points in Children’s Classes in the Society’s Shows.

2017 winner Robin Lloyd

 

The Millennium Cup awarded to the exhibitor who gained the most points in
Children’s aged 7 to 10 years Classes in the Society’s Shows.

2017 winners Ryley Breen

 

The Reg & Mary Morris Cup awarded to the exhibitor who gained the most points in Children’s 11 to 16 years Classes in the Society’s Shows

2017 winner Elan Breen

 

An award will also be given for the child gaining the most points in their age group in this show

Prizes All classes:   1st    £1.50   2nd   £1.00   3rd   50p

Aged under 7

Class No

105   Using A4 paper draw and colour a picture of your garden in Summer

106   Make a junk model of an insect e.g. ladybird, spider, beetle etc

107   Make 6 chocolate cupcakes. Using a recipe of your own choice and display it with the cupcakes

Aged 7 -10

Class No

108   Using your computer, design a picture of a lovely summer’s day. Put in the things you enjoy doing

109   Exhibit a photograph of birds or animals

110   Bake a cake. Using any shape tin you like and decorate it. Use a recipe of your own choice and display it with the cake

Aged 11 to 16

Class No

111   Design and build a vehicle with moving parts

112   On your computer design a summer garden

113   Make a birthday cake and decorate it. Use a recipe of your own choice and display it with the cake

 

Class 107, 110 and 113 must be exhibited on a plate with a doyley and covered with cling film

All entries in classes 105 to 113 will receive an award, but only one entry per child will be accepted for each class

All children’s entries MUST be on the Children’s entry form with the child’s age on the day of the show. Also, see Rule 22 page 31

 

UPTON BY CHESTER

 

HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY

 

AUTUMN SHOW

 

SATURDAY 13th OCTOBER 2018

 

SHOW SCHEDULE

 

Entry form to be received by

 

Wednesday 10th October

 

 

STAGING

Friday 12th October 7.00pm to 9.00pm

Saturday 13th October 8.00am to 10.45am

 

THE VILLAGE HALL UPTON CH2 1HX

DOORS OPEN 2.15 pm

 

PRESENTATION OF AWARDS 4.00 pm

 

AUCTION 4.30pm

 

Refreshments Available

 

www.uptonhorticulturalsociety.co.uk

 

The Safeway Challenge Cup awarded to the exhibitor gaining most points in the show excluding sections I, J and Novice classes

2017 Winner Mr J White

 

SECTION A VEGETABLES

 

The Upton Carnival Cup awarded for the most points in classes 1 to 15

2017 Winner Mr J White

 

Rosette awarded for the best exhibit in this section

2017 Winner Mr L Howard

 

Prizes: Class:   1 and 2   1st    £3.00   2nd   £2.00   3rd   £1.00

All other classes:   1st    £1.50   2nd   £1.00   3rd   50p

 

Class 7 is in memory of Mr Paul Phillips and will carry an additional award

 

Class No.

1     A collection of five different vegetables, one of each kind. Tray provided

2     Three leeks three onions and three shallots. Leeks untrimmed

3     Cabbage, one, any type with stalk trimmed to 3"

4     Carrots three tops trimmed to 3"

5     Parsnips three tops trimmed to 3"

6     Leeks three untrimmed

7     Onions three each onion must not exceed 8oz

8     Tomatoes 3

9     Shallots 6

10   Beetroot three tops trimmed to 3"

11   One Squash

12   Pair of Marrows

13   String of Onions

14   Any other vegetable not previously stated in classes 3 to 12

15   A collection of three different vegetables one of each kind

 

Novice’s classes for definition, see page 4

16   Two vegetables from classes 3 to 12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SECTION B FRUIT

 

The Mrs D Epton Challenge Cup awarded for the most points in classes 17 to 25

2017 Winner Mr J Formstone

 

Rosette awarded for the best exhibit in this section

2017 Winner Mr E Elliott

 

The Allen Williams Memorial Plate will be awarded to the exhibitor

who gains most points in the Fruit Sections of the Society Shows

2017 Winner Mr J Formstone

 

Class 20 is in memory of Mr Peter Stirrup and will carry

an additional award

 

Prizes: all classes   1st    £1.50   2nd   £1.00   3rd   50p

All exhibits in this section to be displayed on a plate supplied

 

Class No.

17   Dessert Apples any one variety three

18   Dessert Apples two or more varieties three

19   Culinary Apples any variety or varieties five

20   Culinary Apples any one variety three

21   Stone fruit, any one variety five see page 4

22   Pears, any one variety three

23   Soft Fruit any one variety with stalks on nine see page 4

24   One Dessert Apple one Culinary Apple, one Pear

25   Any other fruit not previously stated in classes 17 to 22

 

Novice’s classes for definition, see page 4

26  Two fruits from classes 17 to 22

 

SECTION C CHRYSANTHEMUMS

 

The David L Miln Autumn Challenge Cup awarded for the most points in classes 27 to 34

2017 Winners Mr G Fieldstead

 

The L. S. Jeffery Challenge Cup awarded for the best exhibit in this section

2017 Winners Mr G Fieldstead

 

Prizes: Class:   27     1st    £3.00   2nd   £2.00   3rd   £1.00

All other classes:   1st    £1.50   2nd   £1.00   3rd   50p

 

Class No.

27   Two vases of three blooms per vase, one variety per vase

28   One vase of three blooms any variety or varieties

29   One White bloom any variety

30   One Yellow bloom any variety

31   One Bronze bloom any variety

32   One Red bloom any variety

33   One bloom any colour not stated above

34   One vase of three sprays any variety or varieties

 

Novice’s classes for definition, see page 4

35   One bloom any variety

36   One spray any variety

SECTION D NOVELTY VEGETABLES

 

The Novelty Vegetables Trophy awarded for the most points in classes 37 to 46

2017 Winner Mr J White

 

Prizes:  All classes:   1st   £1.50   2nd   £1.00   3rd   50p

 

Classes 37 to 46 to be judged on size or weight only

Class No.

37   Longest Carrot

38   Longest Parsnip

39   Heaviest Marrow

40   Heaviest Potato

41   Heaviest Onion

42   Heaviest Cabbage

43   Heaviest Pumpkin

44   Heaviest Fruit

45   Heaviest Beetroot

46   Most unusual shaped fruit or vegetable

 

SECTION E FLOWERS

 

The Autumn Show Flower Cup awarded for most points in Classes 47 to 59

2017 Winner Mr Chris Nightingale

 

Rosette awarded for the best exhibit in this section

2017 Winner Mr Chris Nightingale

 

Prizes: Class: 47 and 48   1st    £3.00   2nd   £2.00   3rd   £1.00

All other classes:             1st    £1.50   2nd   £1.00   3rd   50p

 

Class 59 is in memory of Mrs N Turton and will carry an additional award

 

Class No.

47   Showman’s Class one pot plant one vase of flowers one vegetable

48   Top Vase. See information below

49   One vase of three Roses any variety or varieties

50   Rose one bloom

51   A vase of three roses Floribunda or Cluster any variety or varieties

52   One vase of Autumnal foliage and berries any tree or shrub

53   One vase of five stems of Hesperantha (Kaffir Lily)

54   Three stems of Nerine

55   Three heads of Zonal Pelargoniums (Geraniums)

56   One Hydrangea bloom with own foliage

57   One vase of five stems of Dahlia any variety or varieties

58   Vase of one kind of flowers not previously mentioned in class 49 to 57

59   Vase of mixed flowers

 

Novice’s classes for definition, see page 3

60   Three stems of hardy perennial flowers

 

CLASS 48 TOP VASE

The vase is to be viewed all around, containing a total of between 5 and 10 stems of mixed flowers, taken from a minimum of two different kinds of plants. Two varieties of the same flower are not allowed. Only fresh home grown flowers to be used. No accessories whatsoever are allowed.

Foliage which is growing naturally from flowering stem and still attached to that stem is allowed and packing material, including floral foam to keep the stems in place is permitted.

SECTION F FLORAL ART

 
The Dorothy Hurley Challenge Cup awarded for most points in classes 61 to 62

2017 Not awarded

 

Rosette awarded for best exhibit in this section

2017 Not awarded

 

Prizes: All Classes   1st £3.00    2nd   £2.00   3rd   £1.00

           

Definition of exhibit: An exhibit comprises natural plant material with or without accessories contained within a space as specified in the Schedule.  Artificial materials may NOT be used.  Dried material allowed.

 

Class No.

61   “Autumn Tints. An exhibit space allowed 18″x18″ Height unlimited

62   “Autumn Centre Piece. An exhibit space allowed 18² x 18² Height unlimited

 

SECTION G POT PLANTS

 

The Diamond Jubilee Cup Awarded for the most points in

Classes 64 to 75

2017 Winner Mrs R Critchley

 

Rosette awarded for best exhibit in this section

2017 Winner Mrs R Critchley

 

Prizes:   All classes   1st   £1.50   2nd   £1.00   3rd   50p

 

Note:   Streptocapus are only eligible for class 72

Orchids are only eligible for class 73

 

POT SIZES

Pot and container sizes will, when necessary be measured as the maximum inside diameter of circular pots, width of square pots or the widest sides of the container regardless of volume in which plant is growing.  To assist when preparing the space for pot plants please state the spread of your exhibit on your entry form.

 

Class No.

64   One Schlumbergia (Christmas Cactus) maximum pot size 6"
65   One Cactus with spines maximum pot size 6"
66   One Cactus smooth maximum pot size 6"

67   Alpine Garden in container maximum dimensions 12" x 12"

68   One pot plant grown for foliage, any variety maximum pot size 6"

69   One pot plant grown for flowers or berries maximum pot size 6"

70   One pot plant grown for foliage maximum pot size 12"

71   One pot plant grown for flowers or berries maximum pot size 12"

72   One Streptocapus maximum pot size 6"

73   One flowering orchid any variety maximum pot size 6"

74   A standard Fuchsia

75   Bush Fuchsia maximum pot size 6"

 

Novice’s classes for definition, see page 4

76   Pot plant grown for flowers or foliage maximum pot size 6"

SECTION H PRESERVES

 

The Mrs C Norman and Miss E M Main Challenge Cup awarded for most points in classes
77 to 87

2017 Winner Mrs H Gardiner

 

Rosette awarded for best exhibit in this section

2017 Winner Mrs H Gardiner

 

Prizes:   All classes   1st   £1.50   2nd   £1.00   3rd   50p

 

What the judges are looking for, see page 3

 

Containers for classes 77 to 85 should be approx. 12oz to 16oz (350g to 450g)

All jars of jam to be date labelled, complete with a waxed disc and cellophane top.

Class 83 Lemon Curd can be 6oz to 8oz (175g to 225g) or 12oz to 16oz (350g to 450g)

Class 86 to 87 to be presented on a plate (not paper or foil) with a doyley and covered in cling film.

 

Class No.

77   One jar of Mincemeat

78   One jar of Fruit Jelly any variety

79   One jar of Stone Fruit Jam any variety

80   One jar of Raspberry Jam

81   One jar of Blackcurrant Jam

82   One jar of Soft Fruit Jam any variety

83   One jar of Lemon Curd

84   One jar of Onion Relish

85   One jar of Piccalilli.

86   Mincemeat Muffins using recipe on page 29

87   Stollen Slice using recipe on page 29

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SECTION I CHILDREN’S CLASSES

 

Points gained in Section I will only count towards The Under 7 Cup,

The Millennium Cup and The Reg & Mary Morris Cup

 

The Under 7 Cup awarded to the exhibitor who gained
the most points in Children’s Classes in the Society’s Shows.

2017 winner Robin Lloyd

 

The Millennium Cup awarded to the exhibitor who gained the most points in
Children’s aged 7 to 10 years Classes in the Society’s Shows.

2017 winners Ryley Breen

 

The Reg & Mary Morris Cup awarded to the exhibitor who gained the most points in Children’s 11 to 16 years Classes in the Society’s Shows

2017 winner Elan Breen

 

An award will also be given for the child gaining the most points in their age group in this show

 

Prizes:   1st    £1.50   2nd   £1.00   3rd   50p

 

Aged under 7

Class No.

88   Use felt tips or crayons to draw a picture of Bonfire Night

89   Make a collage of a Witch for Halloween

90   Make 6 Smartie cakes using own recipe

 

Aged between 7 to 10

Class No.

91   Using your computer make a poster for a Bonfire Party

92   Exhibit a piece of craft work you have recently completed

93   Bake 6 fairy cakes and decorate for Hallowe’en using own recipe

 

Aged between 11 to 16

Class no

94   A model of a scarecrow using recycled plastic bottles

95   Display a photograph you have taken of Autumn

96   Bake some cherry biscuits. Display 6 of them with the recipe used

 

Classes 90,93,96 must be exhibited on a plate and doyley and covered with cling film.

 

All entries in classes 88 to 96 will receive an award, but only one entry per child will be accepted for each class.

All children’s entries MUST be on the Children’s entry form with the child’s age on the day of the show. Please also see Rule 22 page 31.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SECTION J HANDICRAFTS

 

Prizes:   1st    £2.00   2nd   £1.50   3rd   £1.00

 

ALL EXHIBITS TO BE THE WORK OF THE EXHIBITOR

 

Exhibits in these classes must not have been shown previously in any Upton-by-Chester Horticultural Society Show. Judging of classes 97 to 102 will be by public vote on the day of the Show.  Voting to close promptly at 3.30pm Points gained in this section do not count towards any Society awards

 

97        An item of craftwork. Any material

98        Write a poem or limerick about Autumn Maximum of 5 lines

99        A cross-stitch or tapestry

100      Home made toy in any medium

101      Fruit of the Hedgerow Photographic print not exceeding 8²x 6², unmounted

102      Fruit of the Hedgerow Painting or drawing maximum size to include frame 13″ x 17″

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recipes for Spring Show

Class 61 Pear Tart

 

For the pastry

 

6oz/175g plain flour (plus a little extra for dusting

3oz/75g butter

Pinch of salt

A little cold water

 

For the filling

 

675g tinned pears (drained and patted dry

Juice of 1 lemon

8oz/225g whipping cream

2 large eggs and 1 yolk

 

Preheat the oven to 200˚C / 400˚F / gas mark 6 / fan 180˚F.

 

Make the pastry using the rubbing in method. Chill for 15 minutes. When chilled roll the pastry out to fill a 9"/10" flan tin with sides at least 1" high. Prick all over the base, chill for a further 20 minutes and then bake blind for about 12 minutes, depending on your oven.

Remove and allow to cool.

 

Slice the drained pears and neatly layer them in the pastry case, sprinkling them with lemon juice to prevent them from discolouring.

 

Mix the cream thoroughly with the eggs, the yolk and the sugar. Pour over the tart and return to the oven turning it down to 190˚C / 375˚F/gas mark 5 / fan 170˚C. It should cook for about 20 to 25 minutes or until the cream is just set.

Allow to cool completely.

Turn out onto a flat plate before serving.

Serve on a plate (not foil or paper) with a doyley and covered with cling film.

 

Class 62 Stem Ginger Biscuits

 

125g/4½oz softened unsalted butter

85g/3¼oz golden caster sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 balls of stem ginger finely chopped

150g/5oz self-raising flour

2 teaspoons ground ginger

Icing sugar for dusting

 

Pre-heat the oven to 350 ˚ F/180 ˚C/160 ˚C fan/gas mark 4

Line 2 baking sheets with greaseproof paper.

 

Cream together the butter, sugar and vanilla extract until pale and fluffy.

Fold in the flour, chopped stem ginger and ground ginger. Bring together to form a dough.

Using a teaspoon, scoop out the dough and form into balls about the size of a walnut. Place on the prepared baking sheets about 5cm apart.  Flatten them slightly with the palm of your hand.

Place in the oven and bake for 12-15 minutes depending on your oven. When done they should be golden and firm.  Place on a wire rack to cool. Dust with icing sugar.

Serve 10 on a plate (not foil or paper) with a doyley and covered with cling film.

Recipes Summer Show

Class 103 Easy Bakewell Tart

 

150g/5oz softened butter

150g/5oz golden caster sugar

150g/5oz self-raising flour

150g/5oz ground almonds

2 large eggs

1teaspoon vanilla extract

6 teaspoons raspberry jam

1 x 150g/5oz punnet fresh raspberries

50g flaked almonds

22 -24cms spring sided or loose bottom cake tin

 

Heat the oven to 180˚C gas mark 4/350˚F/160˚Fan.

Mix the butter, sugar, flour, ground almonds and eggs together until well beaten. And smooth half the mixture into the prepared cake tin. Dot the raspberry jam on top and then scatter the raspberries.  Dollop the rest of the cake mixture on top of the raspberries. Scatter the almonds over it and bake for 45-50 minutes. It may take longer, if so turn the oven temperature down.

 

Serve on a plate (not foil or paper) with a doyley and covered with cling film.

 

Class 104 German Apple Cake

 

2 dessert apples, peeled, cored and cut into fine wedges.

1 tablespoon lemon juice

125g/4½oz unsalted softened butter

140g/5½oz golden caster sugar

3 large eggs, beaten

225g/8oz plain flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

75mls whole milk

1½ tablespoons demerara sugar

½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

 

Heat the oven to 170˚C/Fan 150˚C/325˚F/gas mark 3.

Butter and line a 23cm diameter cake tin

Coat the apples in the lemon juice and set aside.

Beat the butter, sugar, eggs, flour, baking powder and milk together for 2 minutes.

Transfer the batter to the cake tin.  Arrange the apple wedges in a spiral over the batter.

Mix the demerara sugar and cinnamon together and sprinkle over the top.  Bake in the oven for 40-45 minutes, until a skewer inserted in the centre of the cake comes out clean and the top is golden.

Remove from the oven and cool for about 15 minutes in the tin. Turn out on to a wire rack to finish cooling.

 

Serve on a plate (not foil or paper) with a doyley and covered with cling film.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recipes for Autumn Show

 

Class 86 Mincemeat Muffins

 

350g/12oz Self-Raising Flour

1 teaspoon Baking Powder

175g/6oz Caster Sugar

35ml Sunflower Oil

375mls Water

150g/5oz Mincemeat

1 tablespoon Demerara Sugar

Pinch Cinnamon

 

Preheat the oven to 190˚C/357˚F/gas mark 5/170˚Fan.

Line a 12 hole muffin tin with deep muffin cases.

 

Sieve the flour and baking powder into a large mixing bowl. Add the sugar and mix well. Add the oil and water and whisk together quickly. Fold in the mincemeat.

Spoon into the cases, do nor over fill them. Mix the demerara sugar with the cinnamon and sprinkle over the muffins.  Put the muffins into the oven immediately.

Bake until well risen and golden, about 15-20 minutes depending on your oven.

Cool on a wire rack.

Serve 10 on a plate (not foil or paper) with a doyley and covered with cling film.

 

Class 87 Stollen Slice

 

25g/1oz mixed peel

50g/2oz pistachio nuts, chopped

50g/2oz dried cranberries

50g/2oz raisins

1 tablespoon brandy or rum

375g/13oz pack of ready roll puff pastry

200g/8oz bought or homemade marzipan

 

For The Glaze:

4 tablespoons apricot jam

2 tablespoons brandy or rum

 

Heat the oven to 220˚C/200˚C fan/gas mark 7/425˚F.

Line a baking sheet with baking parchment.

Put the peel, nuts, cranberries and raisins in a bowl and stir in the brandy or rum and let it soak whilst you make the glaze.  Spoon the jam into a small pan, add the alcohol, heat gently and then raise the temperature to bubble briefly for about a minute.

Push it through a sieve into a bowl and set aside to cool.

Lay the pastry on a lightly floured work surface. Scatter over the fruit and nuts and spread almost to the edges. Roll the marzipan into a long sausage, so it’s a bit shorter than the length of the pastry. Lay it along the length of the pastry on top of the fruit and nuts, about 2.5cm in from one edge. Roll the pastry round the marzipan so the join is underneath.

Trim of the ends, then slice into 12 pieces. Lay the slices slightly overlapping, on the baking sheet to make a ring. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until puffed and golden, then remove and brush the glaze all over.

When cool place the ring on a plate.

 

Serve all 12 pieces on a plate (not foil or paper) with a doyley and covered with cling film.

SHOW RULES

 

The following Show Rules are in addition to the General Rules which relate to the Objectives, Management and Membership of the Upton-By-Chester Horticultural Society

 

1     All exhibits must be the property of the exhibitor and except where otherwise stated in the Schedule, must have been grown and/or produced by them and have been in the possession of the exhibitor for at least three months prior to the date of the Show

 

  1. The entry fee for each exhibit will be determined by the Committee, currently 20p

 

  1. All entries should be on the form provided and must reach those named on the show entry form not later than the 9.30pm on Wednesday before the Shows. All entry fees must accompany the entry form. No entry will be accepted from a person whose subscription is unpaid. No entries will be accepted after 9.30pm on Wednesday before the show or at staging time

 

  1. A competitor may enter any number of exhibits in a class but points will be awarded for only one exhibit, although cash is awarded for each exhibit placed

 

  1. The Committee reserve the right to refuse any entry and in the event of such a refusal it is not required to give any reason or explanation

 

  1. Exhibits for the Spring Show to be staged between 8.00am and 11.00 am on the morning of the Show. Staging for Summer and Autumn shows may be between 7.00pm and 9.00pm on the evening before the Show and between 8.00am and 10.45am on the morning of the Show. Staging must be finished by 11.30am for the Spring Show and 10.45am for the Summer and Autumn Show at which time all exhibitors except such as may be retained by the Committee for official duties must leave the show room

 

  1. Unless otherwise stated an exhibit must consist of one variety only. The mixing of two varieties on one plate or in a vase or bowl will disqualify unless expressly allowed in the Schedule

 

  1. Each exhibitor is asked to bring the necessary plates and bowls for their exhibits except where otherwise stated in the Schedule. Vases will be supplied

 

  1. Wherever possible exhibits should bear a label giving the name of the variety in BLOCK CAPITALS except where special varieties are called for. The “Variety Cards” will be supplied by the Society.  The Judge will other things being equal award the prize to the exhibit which has been correctly labelled

 

  1. Wherever applicable the Show will be governed by the Royal Horticultural Society’s Rules for Show

 

  1. Every exhibit must bear an exhibitor’s Number Card which will be supplied by the Secretary of the show. All cards must be in position before judging begins. Exhibitors will be responsible for placing their cards and checking that all details are correct.

 

  1. Any prize may be withheld or modified if the exhibits are considered by the Judges to be undeserving of the prizes offered.

 

  1. In the event of the Judges awarding a joint prize, each exhibitor will receive the prize money and the same number of points scored.

 

  1. The decision of the Judges will be final as to the relative merits of all exhibits and the decision of the Committee shall be final on all other matters connected with the Show.

 

  1. The Committee have the right to nominate two members to visit the place at which an exhibitor’s produce has been grown at any time prior to the Show. Notification of the visit will not be deemed necessary.

 

  1. Any protest must be delivered in writing to the Show Secretary by 3.00 pm on the day of the Show. Any protest must be accompanied by a deposit of £1.00, which will be refunded if the protest is upheld but not otherwise.

 

  1. Between the times fixed for the completion of the staging and the closing hour of the Show, no exhibit may be altered or removed except by permission of the Show Secretary.

 

  1. The presentation of the cups will take place at 4.00 pm and prize monies should be claimed from the Treasurer as soon as possible thereafter.

 

19   Exhibits to be removed from the show bench at the end of the presentation of the awards. Please notify a steward of any items for the auction

 

  1. All exhibits, personal property etc. will be at the risk of the owner and the Committee will not be liable for any loss or damage due to any cause whatsoever.

 

  1. Points will be awarded as follows: 

First prize - 4 points

Second prize - 2 points

Third prize - 1 point

Rosette for the Best Exhibit in Section will receive additional 3 points.

 

22   The age of the child is on the date of the show. When a child moves into a higher age group category during the year, points gained in each category will be accumulated and contribute towards the higher age group Cup.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRINCIPAL WINNERS OF THE 2017 SOCIETY SHOWS

 

THE SPRING SHOW

 

The Spring Challenge Cup awarded to the exhibitor gaining most points

excluding sections E, F, and Novice classes

Mr M Lewis

 

THE SUMMER SHOW

 

The David L Miln President’s Challenge Cup awarded to the exhibitor gaining most points excluding sections J and Novice classes

Mr J White

 

AUTUMN SHOW

 

The Tom Allen Challenge Salver

This salver is awarded each year to a different class in any of the

Society Shows as chosen by the Committee

Mr C Nightingale

 

The Safeway Challenge Cup awarded to the exhibitor gaining most points excluding sections I J and Novice classes

Mr J White

 

OVERALL CHAMPION

 

The Standring Challenge Bowl awarded to the exhibitor gaining most points aggregated in all three Society Shows in 2017 excluding Children, Handicrafts and Novice classes

Mr J Formstone

 

The Upton Parish Council Challenge Cup awarded to the exhibitor gaining most points aggregated in all three Society Shows in 2016, without winning a cup, bowl or shield

Mr E Elliott

 

Banksian Medal

The Royal Horticultural Society Banksian Medal awarded to the exhibitor gaining most points aggregated from Flower, Fruit, Pot Plant and Vegetable classes in all three Society Shows in 2017, but excluding novice, floral art, preserves and handicrafts classes

Mr J Formstone

 

The competitor(s) who won the Banksian Medal(s) in 2016 and 2017 are not eligible for this medal in 2018. The RHS considers that persons sharing in the cultivation of and exhibiting from the same garden and/or allotment are a single exhibitor. If one of them is awarded the Medal, then neither of them is eligible for the next two years.

 

2016 winner Mr J White 2017 winner Mr J Formstone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hoole Allotments and Garden Association

 

Composts Fertilisers Herbicides Pesticides

 

Full range of organic and sundry items

 

 

Open Saturday 21st January 2018

 

Saturday and Sunday10 to 12

Wednesday 2.00-4.00pm

 

Show your UHS current membership card to get a discount on the membership of the HAGA

 

Directions to the Hoole Allotments Hut

 

Travel along Hoole Road turn into Canadian Avenue and then left into Panton Road. Park on the Coronation Recreation Park car park and walk down the pathway to Hoole Allotments,

 

For information on the Hoole Allotment Hut go to www.hooleallotments.btck.co.uk

 

For anyone who would like to rent a plot on Hoole allotments the contact for the waiting list is moulton@btinternet.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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