Sheila wins a medal and wishes Eric could see it

After a two-year break, Freshwater Horticultural Society held its Spring Show with a big crowd thrilled to be back at the Memorial Hall.

There were many fantastic exhibits on the show bench including some lovely daffodil blooms along with flower arranging, cookery and handicraft.

Sheila Green’s late husband, Eric, was a keen daffodil grower and won many prizes for his blooms. Sadly, Eric passed away 18 months ago but, with a little help from one of the other exhibitors by picking and arranging some blooms from their garden, it was now Sheila’s turn to win. With three wonderful stems of the multi-headed variety ‘Avalanche’, Sheila won the Daffodil Society Bronze Medal.

Unfortunately, Sheila was unable to attend the show due to a prior commitment, so IW Observer gardening expert, Darren Everest, took her flowers, medal, certificate and rosette to her.

Sheila said: “I can’t believe I won; I only wish Eric were here to see it too.”


Major awards: Bert Hannan Memorial Cup for most points in show, and John Jeffery cup for most points in the Daffodil Classes, Darren Everest. Bareham Cup for Best Bloom in the Daffodil Classes and R Noble cup for the Society Bulb class, Bryan Everest.

Daffodil Society bronze medal for the best Daffodil Exhibit, Sheila Green. WG West cup for Best Flowering Pot Plant, Jill Reynolds. Totland Parish Council Cup for Vase of Garden Daffodils, Corinne Quain. Williamson Cup for most points in Floral Art Classes, Sallie Boulter.

Star Cup for most points in the Cookery Section, Sheila Spivey. Rosemary Harper Cup for most points in the handicraft section, Pamela Lockwood.