Schedule

 

UPTON BY CHESTER

HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY

 

1946 to 2017

71 Years

 

 

SHOW SCHEDULES

 

 

Spring Show 25th March 2017

 

Summer Show 19th August 2017

 

Autumn Show 14th October 2017

 

All Shows will be held at

 

Upton Village Hall CH2 1HX

 

www.uptonhorticulturalsociety.co.uk

 

 

OFFICERS

 

PRESIDENT

Mr Brian Cox

CHAIRMAN

Mrs Wendy Carman

VICE-CHAIRMAN

Mr Bob Worboys

SECRETARY

Mrs Susan Formstone (acting)

TREASURER

Mrs Helen Gardiner

MEMBER SECRETARY

Ms Debbie Corbett

SHOW SECRETARY

Mr Pete Carman Tel. 01244 379976

 

 

 

                        COMMITTEE MEMBERS

 

Mr Pete Carman

Ms Debbie Corbett

Mrs Rita Critchley

Mr John White

Mr Geoff Fieldstead

Mrs Sylvia Fieldstead

Mr Jeff Formstone

Mr Mervyn Garside

Mrs Odette Goff

Mrs Liz Lloyd

Mr Colin McNae

Ms Nicki Priest

Mrs Susan Reading

Mrs Caryl Rose

Mrs Liz Subramanian

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

Chairman's address

 

A Happy New Year to you all. With Christmas and our 70th anniversary year now behind us it is that time of year again for me to present to you, on behalf of the committee, our schedule for the three shows for 2017.

 

The entries in the society’s shows for 2016 were great but you all surpassed yourselves to celebrate our 70th Anniversary and the number and quality of the exhibits were quite spectacular. In fact, for the first time the entries in the Autumn Show outnumbered the Summer Show. Our judges were once again given a tough task deciding which entries were worthy of a prize. We also had the situation where a number of fairly new competitors actually amassed enough points to win a trophy. Let’s hope we can keep the standard up for this year.

 

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

 

Firstly, the 'Tom Allen Challenge Salver' will this year be awarded for class 59 Vase of mixed flowers in the Autumn Show.

 

Secondly, as most of you will be aware our longest serving member Kath Llowarch died last year. Kath was a great supporter of the society and was one of the team of ‘Tea Ladies’ who provided refreshments at all our meetings and on every show day. Some of you will remember her late husband Frank who ran the stores hut back in the day when it was on the A41 where Dulas Court is now opposite Spar before it relocated to the Zoo. In Kath’s memory, we have dedicated a class in the spring show. I hope this will inspire many of you to enter. The class Spring show: Homemade toy, Class 76

 

We also sadly lost another of our past committee members later in the year. Walter Bergstrand served on the committee until he reached the age of 80 a few years back. Once again to acknowledge the hard work he put into the society we have dedicated a class in his memory. The class Summer show: 5 coloured potatoes, Class 14

 

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 on the back page

 

Unfortunately, you will note that there is no advert for Johnson’s Nurseries in this schedule. Sadly, they ceased to trade in Spring last year. They were very good supporters of our society over the years and I am sure you will all wish Jean & John a very happy and well deserved retirement.

 

My thanks once again to Jeff Formstone for his tremendous work in getting this schedule into print. He spends many hours drafting it an amazing feat for which we are all very grateful. Thanks to the numerous proof readers, a job which is not as easy as it sounds.

 

Finally, thank you to everyone who supported last year’s shows and made them the spectacles that they were. I look forward to seeing you all at our meetings, trips, and of course the Shows. You can now get back to perusing the seed catalogues and decide what you are going grow for the forthcoming year.

 

Kind regards

 

Wendy Carman, Chairman.

 

 

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        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 31)

·      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 to 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

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.

 

 

 

 

Dates of Society Shows for 2018

 

Spring Show:                 Saturday 24th March 2018

 

Summer Show:             Saturday 18th August 2018

 

Autumn Show:              Saturday 13th October 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UPTON BY CHESTER

 
HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY

 

SPRING SHOW

 

 

SATURDAY 25th MARCH 2017

 

SHOW SCHEDULE

 

 

Entry form to be received by

Wednesday 22nd March

 

Staging

Saturday 25th March 9.30am to 11.30am

 

UPTON VILLAGE HALL CH2 1HX

 

DOORS OPEN 2.15pm

 

PRESENTATION OF AWARDS: 4.00pm

 

 

Refreshments Available

 

www.uptonhortculturalsociety.co.uk

 

 

The Spring Challenge Cup

 

Awarded to the exhibitor with most points in this show excluding

Sections E and F and Novice Classes

 

2016 Winner Mrs R Critchley

 

Section A: TULIPS AND DAFFODILS

 

The Carman Challenge Cup for Tulips and Daffodils

For most points in Classes 1 to 25

2016 Winner Mrs R Critchley

 

Rosette awarded for the best exhibit in this section

2016 Winner Mrs R Critchley

 

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

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

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 see-page 4

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

2016 Winner Mr E Elliott

 

Rosette awarded for the best exhibit in this section

2016 Winner Mrs C Gilford

 

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

 

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 excluding orchid class 38

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

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 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

 

2016 winner Mrs S Formstone

 

Rosette awarded for the best exhibit in this section

2016 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

 

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 32 and to be shown in the Society vases.

 

47   An arrangement to include a garden tool. An exhibit space allowed 18² x 18². Height unlimited

48   An arrangement to represent a book or song title. An exhibit space allowed 18" x 18².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

2016 winner Mrs A Lloyd

 

Rosette awarded for the best exhibit in this section

2016 Winner Ms D Corbett

 

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   Victoria Sandwich using recipe on page 27

62   Savoury Leek and Ham Muffins using recipe on page 27

63   Rhubarb, three sticks

 

 

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.

2016 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.

2016 winners Ryley Breen / Elliot Lloyd

 

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

2016 winner Elan Breen

 

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

 

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

 

Aged under 7

Class No

 

64   Bake 6 fairy cakes and decorate for Spring or Mother’s Day (own recipe)

65   On your computer draw a picture of Spring flowers

66   Make a Mother’s Day card

 

Aged 7 to 10

Class No

67   Bake a sponge cake and decorate it for Mother’s Day (own recipe)

68   Make a collage picture on the theme of “Spring”

69   Using coloured pencils or pastels draw a picture of animals which remind you of Spring

 

Aged 11 to 16

Class No

70   Bake fruit scones and display 6 with the recipe (own recipe)

71   Display a vase of Spring flowers

72   Make a Mother’s Day gift

 

 

Classes 64, 67, 70 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 32

 

 

 

 

 

SECTION F HANDICRAFTS

 

Class 76 is in memory of Mrs Kath Llowarch and will carry

an additional award

 

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 Spring Bulbs. Maximum of 5 lines

75   A cross-stitch or tapestry

76   Home made toy in any medium

77   Local View Photographic print not exceeding 8²x 6², unmounted

78   Local View Painting or drawing maximum size to include frame 13″ x 17″

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UPTON BY CHESTER

 
HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY

 

SUMMER SHOW

 

SATURDAY 19th AUGUST 2017

 

SHOW SCHEDULE

 

Entry form to be received by

Wednesday 16th August

 

STAGING

Friday 18th August 7.00pm to 9.00pm

 

Saturday 19th 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

 

2016 Winner Mrs R Critchley

 

SECTION A VEGETABLES

 

The Mrs Frank Morris Challenge Cup awarded for the

most points in classes 1 to 22

2016 Winner Mr J White

 

Rosette awarded for the best exhibit in this section

2016 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 14 is in memory of Mr Walter Bergstrand 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

13    Potatoes five white

14   Potatoes five coloured

15   Leeks three untrimmed

16   Shallots six each shallot must not exceed 30 mm diameter

17   Shallots six each shallot must exceed 30 mm diameter

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 must have foliage trimmed back to 3" long. 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

2016 Winner Mrs S Reading

 

Rosette awarded for the best exhibit in this section

2016 Winner Mrs S Ramsden

 

The Allen Williams Memorial Plate will be awarded to the exhibitor

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

2016 Winner Mrs S Reading

 

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

2016 Winner Mr P Phillips

 

Rosette awarded for the best exhibit in this section

2016 Winner Mr P Phillips

 

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

2016 Winner Mr J White

 

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

2016 Winner Mr J White

 

Rosette awarded for the best exhibit in this section

2016 Winner Mr J White

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

2016 Not awarded

 

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

2016 Winner Mr D Pendlebury

 

Rosette awarded for the best exhibit in this section

2016 Winner Mr D Pendlebury

 

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

2016 winner Mrs R Critchley

 

Rosette awarded for the best exhibit in this section

2016 winner Mrs S Reading

 

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

 

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 nine stems of wild flowers from your garden

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

 

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

2016 Winners Mrs M Brizell and Ms N Priest

Rosette awarded for the best exhibit in this section

2016 Winners Mrs M Brizell

 

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 31 and to be shown in the Society vases.

 

Class No.

77   Incorporating fruit and vegetables. An exhibit space allowed 18² x 18².  Height unlimited

78   An arrangement in a 6"Plant Pot. An exhibit. space allowed 12²x 12² 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

2016 Winner Mrs R Critchley

 

Rosette awarded for the best exhibit in this section

2016 Winner Mrs J Lloyd

 

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

2016 Winner Ms D Corbett

 

Rosette awarded for the best exhibit in this section

2016 Winner Ms D Corbett

 

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 Fruit Chutney

103 Chester Fingers using recipe on page 28

104 Cheese Scones 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.

2016 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.

2016 winners Ryley Breen / Elliot Lloyd

 

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

2016 winner Elan Breen

 

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

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

Aged under 7

Class No

105   Bake some biscuits of your own choice and display 6 with the recipe used

106   Make a plan of your ideal garden

107   Make a small gift suitable for a friend or relative

Aged 7 -10

Class No

108   Make a Vegetable Man

109   On your computer create a poster advertising the Upton Horticultural Society

110   Make a collage of flowers

Aged 11 to 16

Class No

111   Bake a birthday cake and decorate. It will be judged on decoration only

112   Design and make a working model of a car with moving parts. Use Lego or similar

113   Do a pencil drawing of a vase of flowers

 

Class 105 and 111 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 32

 

UPTON BY CHESTER

 

HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY

 

AUTUMN SHOW

 

SATURDAY 14th OCTOBER 2017

 

SHOW SCHEDULE

 

Entry form to be received by

 

Wednesday 11th October

 

 

STAGING

Friday 13th October 7.00pm to 9.00pm

Saturday 14th 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.uptonhortsoc.org.uk

 

 

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

2016 Winner Mr D Williams

 

SECTION A VEGETABLES

 

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

2016 Winner Mr D Williams

 

Rosette awarded for the best exhibit in this section

2016 Winner Mr D Williams

 

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 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

2016 Winner Mrs S Reading

 

Rosette awarded for the best exhibit in this section

2016 Winner Mrs S Reading

 

The Allen Williams Memorial Plate will be awarded to the exhibitor

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

2016 Winner Mrs S Reading

 

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

2016 Winners Mr J Formstone / Mr E Lloyd

 

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

 

2016 Not awarded

 

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 / 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

2016 winner Mr D Williams

 

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 (Give it a name)

 

SECTION E FLOWERS

 

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

2016 Winner Mrs R Critchley

 

Rosette awarded for the best exhibit in this section

2016 Winner Mrs R Critchley

 

Tom Allen Challenge Salver will be awarded for the

best exhibit in class 59

 

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 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 / varieties

50   Rose one bloom

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

58   Vase of one variety 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

2016 Winner Mrs M Brizell

 

Rosette awarded for best exhibit in this section

2016 Winner Mrs M Brizell

 

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   “Candle Power. An exhibit space allowed 12″x12″ Height unlimited

62   “Autumn Berries, Blooms and Bark. 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

2016 Winner Mrs R Critchley

 

Rosette awarded for best exhibit in this section

2016 Winner Mrs R Critchley

 

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

 

 

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 fern any variety maximum pot size 6"

73   One pot of grass maximum pot size 12"

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

2016 Winner Mrs A Lloyd

 

Rosette awarded for best exhibit in this section

2016 Winner Mr D Pendlebury

 

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 Chutney any variety

85   One jar of Piccalilli.

86   Frosted Spiced Beetroot Cake using recipe on page 29

87   Wholemeal Loaf using recipe on page 30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

2016 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.

2016 winners Ryley Breen / Elliot Lloyd

 

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

2016 winner Elan Breen

 

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

 

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

 

Aged under 7

Class No.

88   Bake gingerbread men. Display 2 of them

89   Make a Hallowe’en mask

90   Draw a ‘spooky picture

 

Aged between 7 to 10

Class No.

91   Bake 6 fairy cakes and decorate for Hallowe’en

92   Make a collage for Autumn

93   Using Lego or similar make a model of a scarecrow

 

Aged between 11 to 16

Class no

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

95   Display a photograph you have taken on your holidays

96   On your computer design a ‘spooky’ picture

 

Classes 88,91,94 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 32.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SECTION J HANDICRAFTS

 

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 Hallowe’en Maximum of 5 lines

99        A cross-stitch or tapestry

100      Home made toy in any medium

101      Landscape Photographic print not exceeding 8²x 6², unmounted

102      Trees or shrub Painting or drawing maximum size to include frame 13″ x 17″

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recipes for Spring Show

 

 

Class 61 Victoria Sandwich

 

6oz (175g) butter

 

6oz (175g) caster sugar plus extra to sprinkle

 

3 large eggs beaten

 

6oz (175g) self-raising flour

 

3 to 4 tablespoons of jam

 

 

Preheat the oven to 1900C / 3750F / Gas mark 5 / Fan 1700C

 

Line and grease 2 7" (18cm) sandwich cake tins

Beat the sugar and butter together until light and fluffy

Gradually add the eggs a small amount at a time, beating after each amount

Fold in half the flour, followed by the remaining half

Divide mixture evenly between the two tins

Bake for approx. 20 minutes until well risen and firm to the touch

Turn out onto a wire rack to cool

When cool spread jam on one and sandwich with the other

Finally sprinkle top with caster sugar

 

 

 

 

Class 62 Savoury Leek and Ham Muffins

 

2 tablespoon vegetable oil

10fl / 9300ml) thick Greek-style natural yogurt

1 leek, trimmed and finely chopped

2oz / (55g) butter melted

10oz / (280g) plain flour

1oz / (25g) Cheddar cheese grated

2 teaspoon baking power

1oz / (25g) fresh chives finely snipped

½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

5½oz / (150g) cooked ham chopped

1 egg lightly beaten

 

 

Preheat the oven to 2000C / 4000F / Gas mark 6 / Fan 1800C

 

Line a 12 hole muffin tin with 12 muffin paper cases

Heat the oil in a frying pan over a low heat. Add the leek and cook stirring for 2 minutes or until the leeks are soft. Remove from heat and leave to cool.

Sift the flour, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda together into a large bowl. Lightly mix the egg, yogurt and butter together in a separate bowl. Add the cheese, chives, leek and half the chopped ham and mix together well Stir into the flour mixture until just blended. Do not over stir the mixture it is fine for it to be a little lumpy.

Spoon the muffin mixture evenly into the paper cases, filling each about two-thirds full. Sprinkle over the remaining chopped ham.

Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes, or until well risen and springy to touch. Leave the muffins to cool slightly in the tin, transfer to a wire rack and leave to cool completely.

Show 6 on a plate.

 

 

 

 

 

Recipes Summer Show

Class 103 Chester Fingers

 

4oz / (125g) margarine

4oz / (125g) caster sugar

1 teaspoon almond essence

2 tablespoons milk

4oz / (125g) ground almonds

2 teaspoons baking power

2 eggs

6oz / (175g) plain flour

 

 

Topping and Filling

Strawberry jam

Lemon juice

6oz / (175g) icing sugar

6 glace cherries chopped

½oz / (10g) flaked almonds

 

 

Preheat the oven to 1800 C / 3500F / Gas mark 4 / Fan 1600C

 

Grease a shallow oblong tin 13" x 9".

 

Cream butter and sugar, add eggs, milk and essence. Add flour, baking powder and ground almonds. Spread evenly in tin and bake in centre for 20 to 25min. Allow to cool. Cut in half lengthwise. Spread the base with the jam and cover with the other piece. Make icing with the lemon juice spread over the cake and scatter almonds and cherries over the top. Cut into half then each piece into 7 to make 14 pieces

 

Show 7 pieces

 

Class 104 Cheese Scones

 

8oz / (225g) self raising flour

1 level teaspoon baking powder

1½oz / (40g) butter

1 level teaspoon mustard powder

4oz / (100g) Cheddar cheese grated

¼ pint /(150ml) milk

A pinch of salt

 

 

Preheat the oven to 2200C/4250F/Gas Mark 7 / Fan 2000C

 

Into a bowl sift flour, salt & baking powder. Rub in the butter until the mixture is like fine breadcrumbs

Stir in half the cheese, mustard and as much of the milk to form a soft light dough. Roll out dough on a floured surface until ¾ inch / (2cm) thick

Using a plain 2 inch / (5cm) cutter cut into rounds and place on a greased baking sheet.

Brush tops with milk and sprinkle with the remaining cheese.

Bake for about 10 minutes before cooling on a wire rack. Show 6 on a plate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recipes for Autumn Show

 

Class 86 Frosted Spiced Beetroot Cake

 

6floz (175ml) vegetable oil, plus extra to grease

9oz (250g) pack chilled, cooked beetroot in natural juice, drained and finely grated

3½oz (100g) carrot, finely grated

1½oz (40g) walnut pieces, chopped

4 eggs

9oz (250g) caster sugar

9oz (250g) self-raising flour or gluten-free self-raising flour

¾ teaspoon grated nutmeg

1½ teaspoons ground cinnamon

¾ teaspoon ground ginger

 

For the toffee frosting

6oz (175g) cream cheese

1½oz (40g) butter at room temperature

4oz (115g) caster sugar

2 tablespoons water

2 tablespoons walnut pieces to decorate (optional)

 

 

Preheat the oven to 1800 C / 3500F / Gas mark 4 / Fan 1600C

 

Grease two 8" (20cm) sandwich tins with a little oil and line the base with non-stick baking parchment. Put the beetroot in a sieve and press out any excess liquid with the back of a spoon or using hands in rubber gloves to prevent the juices staining your hands. Discard the liquid, transfer the beetroot to a bowl and mix in the carrot and walnuts.

Put the oil, eggs and caster sugar in the bowl of a food processor, or use a large bowl and a handheld electric whisk, and beat for 5 minutes until very light and fluffy. Mix the remaining dry ingredients in a third bowl. Gently fold the beetroot mix into the whisked eggs, then fold in the dry ingredients. Spoon the cake mixture evenly into the tins and gently ease into an even layer, being careful not to knock out the air.

Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until the cakes are well risen and golden brown, and the top springs back when lightly pressed with the fingertip. Remove from oven and leave to cool in the tins for 5 minutes, then loosen the edges with a knife and turn out on to a wire rack. Peel off the lining paper and leave to cool completely.

 

To make the frosting, whisk the cream cheese and butter in a bowl until smooth. Put the sugar and water in a heavy-based pan over a low heat and gently warm until the sugar has dissolved. Don’t stir or you may crystallise the syrup. Increase the heat to medium and cook for 3 to 4 minutes until you have a golden caramel. Whisk this into the cream cheese mix in a thin steady stream, then cool in the fridge until thick

Put one cake on a serving plate and spread with half the frosting. Top with the second cake and spread the rest of the frosting on top, then sprinkle with the walnut pieces, if using.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Class 87 Wholemeal Loaf

 

½oz / (12½g) Fresh yeast or level dessertspoon (7g) fast action dried yeast

¾pint / (450ml) tepid water

 

1½lb (700kg) strong wholemeal flour

 

1level tablespoon caster sugar

 

2 level teaspoon salt

 

½oz / 12½g) block margarine

 

 

Preheat the oven to 2200C / 4300F / Gas mark 7 / Fan 2000C

 

Grease 2lb loaf tin

 

If using fresh yeast blend with ½ pint / (150ml) of the water

Mix together the flour, sugar and salt and rub in the fat.

Stir in the yeast liquid or dried yeast granules adding enough water to make a firm dough that leaves the sides of the bowl clean.

On a lightly floured surface knead dough for about 10 minutes until it is no longer sticky and feels firm and elastic

Shape into a ball, place in a bowl, cover and leave until doubled in size.

Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until firm. Flatten with knuckles firmly to knock out air bubbles. Knead again then shape to fit the loaf tin.

Cover and leave until the dough rises to almost the tin top.

Bake in oven for 30 to 40 minutes. Cool on wire rack,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

3.     All entries which should be on the form provided must reach those named on the show entry form not later than the 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 at staging time

 

4.     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

 

5.     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

 

6.     Exhibits for the Spring Show to be staged between 9.30am and 11.30 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

 

7.     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

 

8.     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

 

9.     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

 

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

 

11.  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.

 

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

 

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

 

14.  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.

 

15.  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.

 

16.  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.

 

17.  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.

 

18.  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 may be packed or removed at 4.00 pm at which time each exhibitor must have provided themselves with sufficient assistance to ensure the safety of their goods.  All exhibits must be removed by 4.15 pm on the day of the Show. Exhibits not removed by 4.15 pm will be deemed for sale for the benefit of the Society.

 

20.  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.

 

21.  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 2016 SOCIETY SHOWS

 

THE SPRING SHOW

 

The Spring Challenge Cup awarded to the exhibitor gaining most points

excluding sections E, F, and Novice classes

Mrs R Critchley

 

THE SUMMER 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

Mrs J Ramsden

 

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

Mrs R Critchley

 

AUTUMN SHOW

 

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

Mr D Williams

 

OVERALL CHAMPION

 

The Standring Challenge Bowl awarded to the exhibitor gaining most points aggregated in all three Society Shows in 2016 excluding Children, Handicrafts and Novice classes

Mrs R Critchley

 

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

Mrs S Dobbing

 

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 2016, but excluding novice, floral art, preserves and handicrafts classes

Mr J White

 

The competitor(s) who won the Banksian Medal(s) in 2015 and 2016 are not eligible for this medal in 2017. 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.

 

2015 winner Mrs R Critchley 2016 winner Mr J White

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hoole Allotments and Garden Association

 

Composts Fertilisers Herbicides Pesticides

 

Full range of organic and sundry items

 

 

Open Saturday 21st January

 

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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