Competition Entries

September Competition Here are the first lot of entries to the Kitchen Garden competition. To help the judge, each entry is numbered, those where two images have been sent (an overall view, and a close-up) being marked A and B.

Entry 1


Entry 2


Entry 3A

Entry 3B


Entry 4A

Entry 4B


Entry 5



AUGUST COMPETITION RESULTS Congratulations to all the entries. And a massive congratulations to SUSAN LITTLE from Steeton Flower Club who has gone and won first prize in BOTH categories! Here are all the prizewinners with their names and, where known, clubs…


CLASS: WILDLIFE IN THE GARDEN

FIRST PRIZE: Susan Little; Steeton Flower Club Judge’s Comments: I chose this as I considered it a good composition with a good story of what and where it was.



SECOND PRIZE: Pat Daley; Steeton Flower Club


THIRD PRIZE: Joan McBurney; Haxby and Wiggington Flower Club


FOURTH PRIZE: Pat Daley; Steeton Flower Club


HIGHLY COMMENDED: Madeline O’Beirne; Haxby and Wiggington Flower Club


COMMENDED: Madeline O’Beirne; Haxby and Wiggington Flower Club



CLASS: A GARDEN FEATURE


FIRST PRIZE: Susan Little, Steeton Flower Club Judge’s Comments: I chose the tree house as it was a good clear photograph showing a lot of detail and fit the criteria


SECOND PRIZE: Tony Cleaver; New Earswick Flower Club


THIRD PRIZE: Madeline O’Beirne; Haxby and Wiggington Flower Club


HIGHLY COMMENDED: Joan McBurney, Haxby and Wiggington Flower Club


COMMENDED: Dorothy Chiverton, Steeton Flower Club


Elaine Cherrington, Beverley FC


Elaine Cherrington, Beverley FC


Janet Pepper, Haxby & Wiggington FC


Joan McBurney, Haxby & Wiggington FC


Lorraine Brown, Ilkley FC



Susan Little, Steeton FC

Esther Bonner, Stokesley FC


Dorothy Chiverton, Steeton FC


Alex Bryant, New Earswick FC


Alex Bryant, New Earswick FC


Sandy Evans, Malton FC


Sandy Evans, Malton FC


Lorraine Brown, Ilkley FC


Carys Harrison, New Dimensions FC


Joan McBurney, Haxby & Wiggington FC


Janet Pepper, Haxby & Wiggington FC


Janet Pepper, Haxby & Wiggington FC


Joyce Hearnshaw, Huddersfield FC


Susan Little, Steeton FC


Tony Cleaver, New Earswick FC


Tony Cleaver, New Earswick FC


Pat Daley, Steeton FC


Pat Daley, Steeton FC


Tony Cleaver, New Earswick FC


Elaine Cherrington, Beverley FC


Elaine Cherrington, Beverley FC


Mollie Dixon, Steeton FC


Mollie Dixon, Steeton FC


COMPETITION 4 – “FANTASY FOLIAGE” – THE RESULTS Here are the results of the Fantasy Foliage competition, together with all the rest of the entries now with the designer’s name and club (if known). Thank you to everyone who has taken part. For First, Second and Third, the judges comments are included. A huge THANK YOU to everyone who took part. Our “class” has totalled 20 entries.



Judges’ Overall Comments: Fantasy Foliage has been an inspiring competition to judge with creative exhibits displaying impressive skills. Congratulations to the worthy winners and a sincere thank you to all the competitors who rose to the challenge



FIRST PRIZE: Sheila Dryborough. Judges’ comments: The artistic skill of the designer is clearly seen. The fantasy diamond cutting of the Hosta leaves and the weaving of the Phormium link the flow of plant material, enhanced by the simple white and green colour scheme.



SECOND PRIZE: Alex Gracey, Ilkley FC. Judges’ comments: The curled and looped Aspidistra leaves create vitality as the eye moves around through this sculptured design. Cohesion is provided by the placement of Anthurium to balance the enclosed space.




THIRD PRIZE: Joan McBurney, Haxby and Wiggington FC. Judges’ comments: Different manipulation techniques provide interesting contrast in textures and appeal. Good use of space within and around the design defines and enhances each form.



HIGHLY COMMENDED: Doreen Parkinson, Haxby and Wiggington FC


COMMENDED: Denise Smith, Barwick in Elmet FC



COMMENDED: Tony Cleaver, New Earswick FC



Claire Lockwood, Spen Valley FC & Heritage Flower and Luncheon Club


Joan McBurney, Haxby and Wiggington


Ivy Anderson, Nottingham FC (North Midlands Area)


Ivy Anderson, Nottingham FC (North Midlands Area)


Madeline O’Beirne, Haxby and Wiggington FC


Elaine Cherrington, Beverley FC



Anne Lindsay, Steeton and Silsden FC


Jean Fordham, Future Concepts and Nottingham FC (North Midlands Area)


Jean Fordham, Future Concepts and Nottingham FC (North Midlands Area)


Joan Asquith, Pontefract FC


Sandy Evans, Malton FC


Carina Riley, Haxby and Wiggington FC


Carina Riley, Haxby and Wiggington FC


Doreen Parkinson, Haxby and Wiggington FC


COMPETITION 3 – FLOWER QUIZ Something completely different this month. Below is a fiendishly difficult flower quiz, forty questions, each of which refers more or less obliquely, to the name of a flower. Have a go, there is no need to send in any responses, just make a note of them and the answers will be published at the end of this month. Why not try this with your Club? The question sheet can be downloaded direct from this link for you to distribute yourself; please email the Webmaster if you would like me to send you the quiz as a Word or .pdf document.

FLOWER QUIZ QUESTIONS:
1: Industrious Queen (4,6) BUSY LIZZIE
2: Musical Instrument (5) VIOLA (or BUGLE)
3: Bovine takes a Tumble (7) COWSLIP
4: They seek him here – they seek him there (7,9) SCARLET PIMPERNEL
5: Evergreen Drink (9) HOLLYHOCK
6: She’s close to her pupil (4) IRIS
7: The Universe as an ordered whole (6) COSMOS
8: A new one sweeps clean (5) BROOM
9: Is it found at the Forge (3,3,5) RED HOT POKER
10: Enclosure in criminal court for prisoner (4) DOCK
11: Having the right ding dong in the Emerald Isle (5,2,7) BELLS OF IRELAND
12: Modest Miss (8) PRIMROSE
13: Foreign kitchen gloves (6,9) FRENCH MARIGOLD
14: A virtue (7) HONESTY
15: Small garden flowers, I presume (11,5) LIVINGSTONE DAISY
16: Pussy likes polos (7) CATMINT
17: Nervous excitement in a small group (8) FEVERFEW
18: Just not enough hours in a day (5) THYME
19: Swampy shrub (5,6) MARSH MALLOW
20: These would keep Basil’s paws warm (9) FOXGLOVE
21: What Richard has to put up with (8) HYACINTH
22: It’s been handed down to us (6,5) LONDON PRIDE
23: Yankee Doodle animal (9) DANDELION
24: Caused by cold in the Belfry (8) BLUEBELL
25: Sweet grass (9) CANDYTUFT
26: Used in thickening sauces (10) CORNFLOWER
27: To remind us (7) POPPY (or Papaver)
28: Lass of the Vale (4,2,3,6) LILY OF THE VALLEY
29: Romantic encounter in the fog (4,2,1,4) LOVE IN A MIST
30: Low Cost rarity (4,4,6) POOR MANS ORCHID
31: Receptacle for dairy produce (9) BUTTERCUP
32: He is such a good boy (5,7) SWEET WILLIAM
33: ‘Well off’ fisherman’s aid (6,3) GOLDEN ROD
34: Popeye’s boy (5,3) SWEET PEA
35: Something to look over (4,4,6) FOUR LEAF CLOVER
36: Facial hair on an Octogenarian (3,4,5) OLD MAN’S BEARD
37: Stitch with help from ‘Chubb’ (7) HEMLOCK
38: Was this painted in ascending colours (6,6) JACOB’S LADDER
39: Observe green prickly leaves (3,5) SEA HOLLY
40: Romeo and Juliet? (4,4,8) LOVE LIES BLEEDING (Amaranthus)


Some of those were VERY difficult!!



COMPETITION 2 – PHOTOGRAPHYRESULTS CONGRATULATIONS to all the entrants but here are the prizewinners. For Class 1…



FIRST: Jennifer Harrison, Knaresborough “A lovely sharp picture with good detail and no distractions”




SECOND: Carol Clayton, Beverley




THIRD: Joan Asquith, Pontefract




HIGHLY COMMENDED: Glenys Wildsmith, Worsborough




COMMENDED: Tony Cleaver, New Earswick


COMPETITION 2 – PHOTOGRAPHYRESULTS, CLASS 2




FIRST: Alex Bryant, New Earswick “A very good picture, sharp detail and fulfills the criteria for close up”




SECOND: Janet Ratcliffe, Halifax




THIRD: Janet Ratcliffe, Halifax




HIGHLY COMMENDED: Sandra Harder, Ilkley




HIGHLY COMMENDED: Sarah Krebs, Haxby and Wiggington




COMMENDED: Sarah Krebs, Haxby and Wiggington




COMMENDED: Alex Bryant, New Earswick


Thank you to all who took part! Anne Lindsay, the Area Photography Representative and Judge, writes: Thank you all for the lovely photographs it gave me great pleasure to study each one but hard to make decisions when each had it’s own merits.



Joan Asquith, Pontefract



Ann Harding, Steeton & Silsden



Ann Harding, Steeton & Silsden



Janet Ratcliffe, Halifax



Sue Guilliatt, North Ferriby



Sue Guilliatt, North Ferriby



Sue Guilliatt, North Ferriby



Carys Harrison, New Dimensions



Carys Harrison, New Dimensions



Carys Harrison, New Dimensions



Rosemary Weir, Pennine Borders



Sarah Krebs, Haxby & Wiggington



Elaine Cherrington, Beverley



Alex Gracey, Ilkley



Jennifer Harrison, Knaresborough



Jennifer Harrison, Knaresborough



Elaine Cherrington, Beverley



Joan McBurney, Haxby & Wiggington



Joan McBurney, Haxby & Wiggington



Jane Baker, Haxby & Wiggington



Sandy Evans, Malton



Jill Madin, Brunton Park



Jill Madin, Brunton Park



Jane Baker, Haxby & Wiggington



Jane Baker, Haxby & Wiggington



Alex Bryant, New Earswick



Jill Madin, Brunton Park


Fiona Boddy, Yorkshire



Cath Oldfield, Knaresborough



Carol Clayton, Beverley



Carol Clayton, Beverley



Alex Gracey, Ilkley



Alex Gracey, Ilkley



Joan McBurney, Haxby & Wiggington



Cath Oldfield, Knaresborough



Cath Oldfield, Knaresborough



Judy Watker, Headingley at Bramhope



Peter Mathers, New Earswick



Esther Bonner, Stokesley



Judy Watker, Headingley at Bramhope



Judy Watker, Headingley at Bramhope



Tony Cleaver, New Earswick



Tony Cleaver, New Earswick



Peter Mathers, New Earswick



Peter Mathers, New Earswick