Summer show 2021

COLD ASH HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY
AND
VILLAGE PRODUCE ASSOCIATION

 Contacts for show:

Chairman                              Rhona Tucker, tel: 865816

Vice Chairman                     Philip Russell, tel: 877013

Treasurer                              Fred Davison, tel: 202605

Show Secretary                   Kate Miller, tel: 873015

Deputy Show Secretary    Grahame Collins, tel: 872142

NOTES FOR EXHIBITORS

  1. Please read this schedule carefully to ensure that your entries meet the wording for each class as described, or they may be disqualified as ‘Not According to Schedule’ (NAS). The full Show Regulations are below.  Please consult the Show Secretary Kate Miller if you are in any doubt.
  2. Flowers are usually shown in a vase, facing the front so that individual flowers are close together but not overlapping. RHS vases in several sizes are provided and preferred by the judges. Flowers in a bowl should be arranged so the exhibit looks similar from any direction. Bowls must be provided by the exhibitor.
  3. Vegetables are usually placed directly on the show table, except for vegetable collections, or where a plate or dish is specified. They should be clean; root vegetables should just be washed and foliage trimmed off to about 5 – 8 cm long. Roots of leaf vegetables should be cut off. Stalks should always be retained when fruit or vegetables grow from them, e.g. marrows, beans, tomatoes, apples, raspberries etc. Fruit should always be shown with bloom, i.e. not polished.
  4. In all cases, specimens in an exhibit should be well matched for freshness, size, colour and, of course, should be unblemished and free of insects. Good foliage from the plant enhances the presentation of flowers and soft fruit.
  5. If your entry isn’t perfect, have a go anyway! Even the more experienced members have the same problems and we are always happy to give advice.
  6. A ‘bloom’ is one open flower or flower head (e.g. dahlia).
  7. A ‘variety’ occurs naturally, a ‘cultivar’ is a cultivated variety, and will usually have non-Latin name added, e.g. Pisum sativum ‘Onward’ is a cultivated variety of pea.
  8. Herbaceous perennial: a perennial plant that does not form a persistent woody stem.
  9. Shrub: a woody perennial smaller than a tree and having no distinct trunk.

Please note that due to coronavirus, we have decided to exclude the homecraft section this year and therefore the Acland Cup will not be awarded.

Spare entry forms are available from the Post Office (1st September onwards).

SATURDAY 11th September 2021

Staging: from 8.30, last exhibitor entry to hall at 10 am, Awards 4 pm

SECTION ‘C’ – COLLECTIONS OF VEGETABLES

C1COLLECTION OF VEGETABLES – Four different kinds from the following:
7 runner beans, 7 French beans, 3 beets, 2 cabbages, 3 carrots,
2 cauliflowers, 2 celery, 3 courgettes, 2 cucumbers, 2 leeks, 2 marrows, 3 onions, 2 parsnips, 5 peas (in pods), 3 potatoes, 7 shallots, 2 swedes, 2 sweetcorn, 5 tomatoes, 3 turnips
Width allowed 60cm. Exhibitors to provide own base
C2COLLECTION OF THREE KINDS OF SALAD VEGETABLE, on a tray up to 45cm wide.
Two or more of each kind
C3COLLECTION OF THREE KINDS OF VEGETABLE, two of each kind

The different vegetables in the collections are judged out of the RHS maximum points awards. The most common examples are given below:

Beans Broad15Courgettes12Peas Snap16
Beans French15Cucumber Indoor18Peppers (Hot or Sweet)15
Beans Runner18Cucumber Outdoor15Potatoes20
Beet Globe15Kohlrabi12Pumpkins10
Beet Long20Leeks20Radishes, salad10
Brussels Sprouts15Lettuce15Shallots18
Cabbage15Marrows15Swedes15
Carrots Long20Onions 250g max15Sweetcorn18
Carrots Stump18Onions Exhibition20Tomatoes Medium18
Cauliflower20Parsnips20Tomatoes Small12
Celery Trench20Peas20Turnips15

SECTION ‘V’ –VEGETABLES

V1TOMATOES – five with stalks, larger than 35mm diameter
V2TRUSS OF CHERRY TOMATOES — maximum diameter 35mm, shown on a plate, number at exhibitor’s discretion, fruits may be of varying ripeness
V3MINI CUCUMBERS up to 15 cm long – two
V4CUCUMBERS – two
V5ONIONS – three under 250g
V6EXHIBITION ONIONS – three
V7SHALLOTS – seven, one variety, on dish of sand
V8BEETROOT – three
V9CARROTS – three
V10POTATOES – three, one variety
V11RUNNER BEANS – five, with stalks
V12FRENCH BEANS – five, with stalks
V13SWEETCORN – two cobs part stripped to show kernels
V14MARROWS – two, under 35cm in length
V15EDIBLE SQUASH – two
V16COURGETTES – three, 10-20cm in length
V17ANY OTHER VEGETABLE – two or more
V18A BOWL OF CULINARY HERBS – not more than six species
V19THE HEAVIEST SQUASH
V20THE LONGEST RUNNER BEAN
V21THE LONGEST CARROT
V22‘WONKY VEGETABLES’, number at exhibitor’s discretion

Fruit section

V23APPLES – three dessert
V24APPLES – three culinary
V25A DISH OF 15 RASPBERRIES – with stalks
V26A DISH OF ANY OTHER FRUIT – number at exhibitor’s discretion
V27PEARS – three dessert, same variety

SECTION ‘F’ – FLOWERS

F1 DAHLIAS – POM POM OR BALL one vase of three blooms, one cultivar
F2DAHLIAS – CACTUS TYPE one vase of three blooms, one cultivar
F3DAHLIAS – ANY OTHER TYPE – one vase of three blooms, one cultivar
F4A BOWL OF MIXED DAHLIAS – all round effect
F5CHRYSANTHEMUMS – three blooms
F6SPRAY CHRYSANTHEMUMS – three stems
F7HERBACEOUS PERENNIALS – one vase of five different species, one stem of each
F8BULBS OR CORMS – three cut stems
F9HYDRANGEAS – MOP HEAD – three stems
F10HYDRANGEAS – LACE CAP – three stems
F11FLOWERING SHRUBS – any three stems, not hydrangeas
F12FOLIAGE – three stems of different varieties, including grasses
F13ANY OTHER FLOWERS – five stems, including annuals
F14A BOWL OF SUMMER FLOWERS – any species, excluding shrubs or separate foliage
F15FUCHSIA FLOWERHEADS – three of one cultivar, displayed in damp Vermiculite (provided by the Society)
F16A FUCHSIA GROWN IN A POT – not exceeding 20cm inside diameter at rim
F17ANY OTHER FLOWERING PLANT – grown in a pot not exceeding 20cm inside diameter at rim
F18FOLIAGE POT PLANT – grown in a pot not exceeding 20cm inside diameter at rim
F19PELARGONIUMS or GERANIUMS – grown in a pot not exceeding 30cm inside diameter at rim
F20A BOWL OF CUTTINGS FROM THE HEDGEROW – can include berries, hips, hazelnuts, seed pods, etc.

Please name the varieties if you can – this adds to the interest for the public.

SECTION ‘A’ – FLORAL ART

Judging will be based on creativity, originality and visual attractiveness and will not be governed by NAFAS rules

Exhibits must not exceed the sizes specified

Please do not use Oasis, if possible, as it cannot be recycled.

A1‘WELCOME TO AUTUMN’ – a miniature arrangement, not to exceed 25cm in any direction.  No embellishments.
A2 ‘AN ARRANGEMENT TO INCLUDE WOOD’ – flowers and / or foliage all round effect, not to exceed 50cm in any direction.
A3 ‘AN ARRANGEMENT IN FIVE GLASS JARS OR BOTTLES’ – a forward facing display, height not to exceed 60cm, including bottles.

SECTION ‘H’ – HANDCRAFT

Handcraft need not be new but must not have been shown previously at Cold Ash.

To help the judge, exhibitors must state – on a label attached to the exhibit – whether they have designed the item themselves or used a commercial patter

HA1UNFRAMED SOFT CRAFT – embroidery, tapestry, patchwork, lace or other soft craft material, including paper
HA2HARD CRAFT – wood, ceramic, metal, beading, width not exceeding 60cm
HA3A HAND-KNITTED or CROCHETED ARTICLE
HA4A FRAMED PICTURE – painted or drawn
HA5A FRAMED PICTURE – using embroidery, tapestry, lace or other mixed craft material

SECTION ‘P’ – PHOTOGRAPHY

Exhibitors must have taken the photographs during the past 12 months and should state where they were taken.
Classes P2–P9 must be unmounted prints up to 7in x 5in

P1ANY HORTICULTURAL SUBJECT – maximum size 10in x 8in
(Winner receives Carol Child Cup)
P2‘HOLIDAYS’
P3 ‘REFLECTIONS’
P4A PORTRAIT
P5‘LOCAL LANDMARKS’
P6‘MY PET’
P7‘SUNRISE’ or ‘SUNSET’

Trophies, Donors and Present Holders

All Cups are Challenge Cups to be returned after one year

Only current members of the Society can win cups

SUMMER SHOW

Herbert Cup for most points in Junior Section aged up to 7 years. Mrs A Herbert[Not awarded in 2019]
Jarratt Cup for most points in Junior Section, aged 8 to 11 years. The Goodwin FamilyAnna Cload
Junior Competitor Certificate of MeritAll entrants
Bryce Hamblin Cup for most points in the Vegetable Collections. Mrs S HamblinMr G Collins
Sir Henry Barclay Cup for most points in the Vegetable Classes 1-25. Major H Tracy BarclayMr T Eggleton
Attfield Cup for most points in the Dahlia classes.  Mrs June HeatonMr M Elms
Dawson Cup for most points in the Flower Section. Mrs M S & Mr A M DawsonMr M Elms
Mann Cup for most points in the Vegetable Classes V1-24 plus Flower Section. Mr J Mann.Mr M Elms
Edwin Ettridge Cup for the best Horticultural Exhibit. Edwin EttridgeMr M Elms
Acland Cup for most points in the Homecraft Section. Miss Ruth AclandMrs J Smith
Carol Child Cup for the Best Horticultural Photograph. Mrs J M ChildMrs A Lamden
Mrs A M Collins Cup for most points in the Photography Section (except P1). The Collins FamilyMrs A Lamden
Herbert Cup for most points in the Show. Mrs A HerbertMr T Eggleton
Dorothy Walters Cup for most points in the Spring, Rose and Summer Shows, excluding classes C1, C2 and C3. Mr A L DateMrs M Shave
RHS Banksian MedalMr T Eggleton

For the exhibitor who won the most points in the Horticultural Classes, including collections.  Winners in previous two years are not eligible:-

2017 –  Mr G Collins                       2018 – Mr M Elms


SHOW REGULATIONS

  1. Horticultural entries must have been grown by the exhibitor and have been in their possession for at least 3 months. All entries must be the work of the exhibitor.
  2. Entry fees will be 25p per class.
  3. Juniors may enter adult classes, but their age will not be considered.
  1. Completed entry forms, with entrance fees, should be sent to one of the addresses shown on the entry form no later than the Thursday before the Show.  ANY LATER ENTRIES ARE DEPENDENT ON SPACE BEING AVAILABLE.
  2. Exhibitors may only exhibit one entry in any one class.
  3. Standard exhibition vases will be available for flower entries. Exhibitors must provide other containers as specified in the schedule. In flower sections, exhibits must be shown in one container for each entry, unless stated otherwise in the Schedule. Vegetable exhibits should be washed and trimmed.
  4. For the SUMMER SHOW, the Society will also provide Vermiculite for use in class F15 (Fuchsia flowerheads.)
  5. Exhibits are shown at the exhibitor’s risk and the Society accepts no responsibility for any loss or damage that may arise.
  6. Where possible, exhibitors in the horticultural classes should name their exhibits with the variety or common name as this adds interest to the Show for both exhibitors and visitors.
  7. Exhibits must be staged between 30 a.m. and 10.30 a.m., last entry to the hall is 10 a.m. to allow time for staging before the hall is closed for judging at 10.30 a.m.
  8. Exhibitors are responsible for displaying the correct Show Card, obtainable from the Show Secretary, with each exhibit, as exhibits without cards cannot be judged.
  9. THE SHOW AREA MUST BE VACATED BY 10.30 A.M. FOR JUDGING.
  10. Judging of horticultural classes will take place under the rules of the Royal Horticultural Society, except where these Show Regulations differ.
  11. The judge’s decision is final. The judges may withhold or change any of the prizes in any one class.  Similarly, they may award additional prizes or commendations at their discretion.
  12. Exhibits not meeting the wording of the Schedule will be disqualified, and the entry card marked “NAS”. (Not according to Schedule).
  13. Points are awarded as follows: 1st – 4 points, 2nd – 3 points, 3rd – 2 points, 4th or Highly Commended – 1 point.
  14. In the event of a tie for any trophy, the exhibitor gaining the most first prizes will be the winner.
  15. The show will be open to exhibitors and the public between 2 p.m. and 4.30 p.m. Exhibits must be removed between 4.30 p.m. and 5 p.m.
  16. All disputes must be submitted in writing to the Show Secretary or other officer of the Society before 3 p.m. on the day of the Show. Disputes will be considered by the Committee, whose decision shall be final.

The Dorothy Walters Cup, which is usually awarded at the Summer Show, is for the most points in all three shows within the year, excluding classes C1 – C3 (Vegetable Collections) therefore it will not be awarded this year.