Calverhall Veg & Flower Show
Saturday 1 st September 2007 At 2:00 pm in Calverhall Village Hall
Entries accepted between 9:00 and 11:30 am
Schedules from Linda Malam, 1 Office Row, Calverhall
(01948) 890213 Or
Whitchurch Heritage Centre
SCHEDULE OF CLASSES BELOW
SECTION A - FLOWERS
- Vase of five roses
- One Multi - Headed rose
- One geranium (pelargonium) head
- One hydrangea head
- Vase of five dahlias
- One specimen gladiolus spike
- Vase of mixed garden flowers
- Vase of annuals
- Vase of mixed foliage, berries and/or seed heads
- 3 Hosta leaves
- 5 stems of foliage
SECTION B - VEGETABLES
- Five tomatoes
- Five red cherry tomatoes (inc. “ Gardeners Delight” )
- Five cherry tomatoes of any other colour
- Five runner beans
- Five French beans
- Three onions - grown from sets
- Three root vegetables of one variety (tops may be removed)
- Bunch of five herbs suitable for use in cooking ( in water )
- Heaviest marrow or courgette
- Three courgettes
- Three sweet or chilli peppers
- One cucumber
- Collection of three different salad items
- Any other variety of vegetable not already in schedule
**SPECIAL PRIZE FOR WHOEVER GROWS THE BIGGEST PUMPKIN**
SECTION C - FRUIT
- Five cooking apples
- Five eating apples
- Five pears
- Five plums of damsons
- Dish of soft fruit - one variety
- Any other fruit not already in the schedule
SECTION D - POT PLANTS & MISCELLANEOUS
- Any plant in bloom in pot up to 5 inches
- Any plant in bloom in pot over 5 inches
- Foliage plant
- One specimen cactus or succulent
- Any exotic flower or flowering plant
- An alpine grown in a pot
- An amusing/peculiar flower, vegetable or fruit
- Vase of weeds from your garden
SECTION E - COOKERY
- Jar of raspberry jam
- Jar of marmalade
- Jar of blackcurrant jam
- Jar of strawberry jam
- Victoria sandwich cake (jam filling, dusted with caster sugar )
- Sticky gingerbread (recipe below)
STICKY GINGERBREAD RECIPE
10oz (275g) plain flour
2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
4oz (100g) margarine
4oz (100g) light brown sugar
8oz (225g) golden syrup
4oz (100g) black treacle
2 eggs, beaten
¼ pint (150ml) hot water
Preheat oven to 350 °F (180 °C, gas mark 4). Grease and line a 9” (23cm) cake tin. Sift flour, bicarbonate of soda and ginger into a large mixing bowl. Put margarine, sugar, syrup and treacle into a saucepan; heat gently until the margarine has melted and the sugar dissolved. Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients. Pour the mixture from the saucepan into the flour and beat well to mix. Add the beaten eggs and hot water and mix to a smooth batter. Pour the mixture into the prepared tin. Bake for 45 minutes until the mixture springs back when pressed slightly. Leave to cool for 10 minutes and turn out to finish cooling on a wire rack. Wrapped in greaseproof paper and foil this cake will keep for two weeks. It should be kept for two days before being cut.
SECTION F - FLOWER ARRANGING
A container planted up for autumn interest; container to be no larger than 40cm / 16 inches in diameter.
- A miniature arrangement not to exceed 4” in width or height in a container of your choice
- An arrangement of three leaves and three flowers
- ‘ Oranges and Lemon’
SECTION G - CRAFTS
- A piece of hand or machine embroidery
- A piece of patchwork
- A hand or machine knitted item
- A home made card
- A piece of wood or metal craft
SECTION H - PHOTOGRAPHY
ALL ENTRIES IN COLOUR OR BLACK AND WHITE, PRINT SIZE TO BE NO MORE THAN 12” x 10”.
PRINTS TO BE MOUNTED ON CARD; NO FRAMES OR GLASS
- Landscape or waterscape
- Plants, flowers or garden scene
- People - to include children, adults, portraits etc
- Animal life - other than people
- A photograph taken during wintry weather of 2006/2007
- General - to include anything else.
SECTION I - CHILDRENS SECTION (Prizes are awarded in age categories, 7 and under, 8 - 11)
2) Drawing or painting of plants or flowers
3) Drawing of a cartoon character.
4)A garden design in a seed tray
* Special thanks to the judge, Dr Nicola Reynolds *
Also thank you to all people who have kindly donated sponsorships.
NOTES FOR EXHIBITORS
- All Classes are open
- Exhibits in sections A, B, C and D must have been grown by the exhibitor or have been cultivated by the exhibitor for at least the three months prior to the show.
- Whenever possible, exhibitors are encouraged to display the name of the variety of fruit or vegetable being exhibited.
- Entries in sections E, F, G, H and I are to be the exhibitors own work.
- If there are three or fewer entries in any class, the judges reserve the right to combine classes.
- In all classes, if exhibits considered not up to standard, the granting of an award will be left to the judges discretion. At the judges discretion a prize will be presented to the best exhibit in each section.
- In ALL cases the judges decision will be FINAL.
- Entry Fees: Section J (children) 20p per exhibit Other sections: 50p per exhibitor
- Prizes First £1.00 Second 50p Third 30p Any Prize monies not collected by 4.oomph will be deemed to be a donation to Family Fun Day.
- Challenge cups to be held for one year and must not be engraved.
- Entry forms and fees will be accepted between 9am and 11.30am on the day of the show at the Village Hall
- All exhibits to be staged between 9.00am and 12 noon , at 12 noon the hall will be cleared for judging.
- Trophies will be presented at 4.oomph.
- No exhibits may be removed before the presentation of trophies.
- Exhibitors must provide their own vases, dishes etc.
All exhibits are entered at the exhibitors own risk
Trophies will be awarded to the best flower arrangement in show and the other trophy to the person with most points in show .