The annual Isle of Wight Daffodil Society Show has taken place at Busy Bee Garden Centre in Ryde.
Visitors were treated to seeing some superb exhibits from the Island’s leading daffodil growers. Show daffodils are noticeably different from those growing in front gardens and grass verges, and come in many different forms and colours.
Some have big flowers; some are tiny and suited to a rockery setting. Others have multiple blooms on one stem and others have a gorgeous scent.
It was the last show for the chairman, Bill Curwood, who, as one of the founding members, has decided that it’s time to retire from the role. So the Society is looking for some new recruits to help keep it going into the future.
Andrew Nightingale: Daffodil Society Bronze medal for best bloom in show for a Division 4 (double) called Gay Kybo. Runner-up: Ann Baron.
Andrew Nightingale: Sightguard Trophy, winner Championship Class.
Darren Everest: Arthur Sibley Memorial trophy, Best Vase of Three Blooms in show with a variety called Pacific Rim.
Darren Everest: Society Special Award in Classes 15 and 16.
Darren Everest: Busy Bee trophy, Best Vase in Classes 18 and 19.
Darren Everest: Daffodil Trophy, most points in show.
Gerry Smith: Certificate of Merit for Best Vase in Classes 13 and 14.