Swinton shows off fantastic flowers and vegetables

Swinton Flower Show this year held in Whitsome as the village hall undergoes renovation
Swinton Flower Show this year held in Whitsome as the village hall undergoes renovation

THERE was a fantastic display of flowers and vegetables at Whitsome Ark at the weekend for Swinton Horticultural Society’s 124th show.

Trophy winners: The George R Patterson Challenge Cup, most point pot plants - Alex Watson; Best pot plant exhibit - Jean wood; Kimmerghame Salver for most first prizes in all sections - Alex Watson; Archie Dickson Memorial Cup, best rose - Wendy Kinghorn; Silver Perpetual challenge Cup, best flower exhibit - Bill Cockburn; William & Helen Leitch Memorial Challenge Cup - Alex Watson; Border Riding School Challenge Cup, best gladioli - Bill Cockburn; best vase of chrysanthemums - Alan Warnaby; David Craig Memorial Challenge Cup, best vase of dahlias - Bill Cockburn; Jack & Margaret Webb Challenge Cup, most points fruit - Wendy Kinghorn; Bob Moore Trophy, best fruits - Wendy Kinghorn; Croall Bryson Challenge Cup, most points vegetables - George Blythe; George Patterson Centenery Challenge Cup, best vegetable - Alan Warnaby; Thomas Patterson Challenge Cup, most points in potato classes - Alex Watson; Askew Challenge Cup, blanch leeks - R Mathison; Garden News Challenge Shield - George Blythe; Eric Tait Sports Trophy, most points novice - Katie Swallow; Douglas Salver, best baking and preserves exhibit - June Russell; Silver Goblet, most points baking & preserves - Linda Thomson; Mrs Swinton Challenge Cup, most industrial points - Maureen Cranston; Mrs McDonald Challenge Cup, most points confined to Swinton Parish - Moria Matthewson; Silver Goblet, most points handicrafts - Maureen Cranston; Silver Goblet, most points floral section - Moria Mattewson; Silver Goblet, most points photography - Sheila Fleming; Trophy, most points classes age 5 years and under - Lily Mc Mullan; Trophy best exhibit children’s classes - Rachel Hudson; Trophy, best paper plate - Olivia Prentice; Trophy, most points classes age 6-8 years - Robert Morton; Mitchell Challenge Cup, best handwriting - Penny Devlin; Trophy, most points classes age 9-12 years - Katana Evans; Novice Trophy, 16 years and under - Xenia Garden,