The Isle of Wight Horticultural Association spring flower show went ahead at Newchurch Pavilion after a two-year break, due to Covid.
There was a super display of spring flowers, put on by more than a dozen exhibitors from across the Island.
It was a great chance for the Island’s top daffodil growers and others to get together and do what all growers do, and that’s talk all things flower-related.
The awards were spread out amongst the exhibitors but IW Observer’s green-fingered columnist, Darren Everest, took away the main prizes.
Darren won the Daffodil Society Bronze Medal for Best Bloom in Show, also taking the rosette for Best Bloom in Show and Best Large Cup Daffodil with a bloom called ‘Banker’.
Darren also won the rosette for Best Trumpet Daffodil with a bloom of ‘Chobe River’. Other notable winners were Andrew Nightingale, Ian Stock, Gerry Smith and Margaret Cope.
Unfortunately, due to reasons beyond their control, the IWHA have had to cancel its summer show, which was due to be held at the County Show. However, the autumn show in September will still be going ahead.