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     Show Secretary:
 
Angela Murray

07921 864 290
 
Angie.murray08@btinternet.com

What is a "Root Vegetable"?

A number of our members  have raised the question if a Garlic bulb is a root Vegetable of not? As it is often confusing in which class it can be entered. This year we had it shown both as a root and non root vegetable.

As no-one appeared to know the answer we decided to ask "The National Vegetable Society" to clarify it for us. Attached is a summary of what the exhibitors and Judges bible define as root Vega. So there is is Garlic is NOT a root vegetable.

<National Vegetable
Society Letter. PDF file>
Thankyou to our sponsors

One element which makes our show possible each year is the sponsorship which we receive not only from individuals but also from companies and organizations. We would especially like to thanks the following organizations which sponsored us in 2016.

Designs & handcrafts sterling silver and copper jewellery in her studio in Ashton-in-Makerfield, Lancashire.

www.jewellerybysilvana.co.uk
Providing gardening services around the Newton area
http://www.cheshire-gardener.co.uk/
WI Lowton
Contact Norma on 01942 601934

K G Loach
Horticultural equipment and supplies

Private donation in support of
Think Ahead
Community Stroke Group
www.think-ahead.org.uk
Kings Seeds
www.kingsseeds.com
NEWTON HAIR DESIGN
99 High Street, WA12 9SL
www.newtonhairdesign.co.uk
01925 225335 / 07979 365001
Children's classes were kindly sponsors by
Penkford School
The HEALING GARDEN
Aromatherapy, deep tissue, sports remedial injury, acupuncture, reflexology, reiki, hot stones, tapping, magnets, facials
Audrey Millar MPFA IHHT, BTEC level 6
07715583199
2017 Prize Draw Results

1st Paul Kerby
2ndAnn Sixsmith
3rdChloe Evans
4thS Southworth
5thTony Addison
6thPeter Wilkinson
7thSandra Ferry
8thIan Fairclough
9thKathleen Manion
10th      Ian Taylor
GRAND FLOWER & VEGETABLE SHOW
SATURDAY 9TH SEPTEMBER 2017
<Click Here for more photographs>
When I woke on the morning of the show to torrential rain and wind I had a real worry about the show, but to my delight both exhibitors and the public turned out in force to give us their support despite the weather, with a beautiful display of both flowers and vegetables across all categories. Special thanks to both Penkford School for the loan of the school for the day,and as our main sponsors the Rotary club of Newton the Willows for jointly presenting the awards. Also to all our helpers and sponsors of the individual classes.

Over the years we have come to expect the best exhibit in show to be awarded to one of our many excellent exhibitors in the flower classes but this year we were astounded by one of the vegetable exhibits an enormous Parsnip which was so long it had to have its own table. How on earth do you not only  grow such a specimen but then get it out of the ground afterwards?