Spring show
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Every year Handforth Gardening Society holds a Spring Show.
The show entry is exclusively for members of the Society.
Exhibits vary from summer bulbs, indoor potted plants, flower arrangements, vegetable seedlings, cookery and crafts. So there is something for everyone

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HANDFORTH GARDENING SOCIETY SPRING SHOW
AT ST. CHADS CHURCH HALL
2nd APRIL 2019

INFORMATION
This is an in-house show and all exhibitors
MUST be members of HGS
The hall will be open from 7.15 pm
Setting out must be completed by 7.50pm
Judging will start at 8.00pm

On arrival please come to the Exhibitor Table to register your entries and collect a numbered card for each entry, which will be your exhibitor number. Please, no joint entries, each member must have their own entry number. Place one card, number side down, under each entry, on the section of table allocated to that class. There will be a prize for the best entry in each section

BULBS, FLOWERS AND PLANTS

1 Vase of 3 bulbs (same variety)
2 Vase of 5 miniature daffodils
3 Vase of 5 different spring flowers (not shrubs or bulbs)
4 Vase of 3 flower sprays of the same shrub or tree
5 Vase of spring flowers (as many varieties as possible)
6 Pot of outdoor plant in flower (1 variety, no bulbs)
7 Pot of outdoor plants in flower (including bulbs)
8 Pot of outdoor foliage plant
9 Flowering houseplant in a pot
10 Foliage houseplant in a pot
11 A half-tray of pricked-out seedlings
12 3 rooted cuttings (1 variety)
13 3 rooted cuttings (all different)
14 3 perennial seedlings
15 3 herbs in separate pots
16 3 salad plants in pots( no edible, leafy plants)
17 6 leafy vegetables in pot or tray

FLOWER ARRANGING
18 SPRINGTIME
An arrangement of spring flowers and foliage, width 18 inches depth 12 inches
19 FOLIAGE FANTASY
All foliage, width 18 inches, depth 12 inches
20 MINIATURE MIRACLE
An arrangement not more than 4 inches in any direction

The Les Norman shield will be awarded to the exhibitor with the highest aggregate points in classes 1-17

COOKERY
21 Jar of marmalade
22 Jar of chutney
23 A Lemon Drizzle Cake
24 4 fruit teacakes (yeast based)
25 4 jam tarts
26 4 flapjacks
27 4 cheese scones.
28 Soda bread loaf, see below

RECIPE 1lb flour(equal wholemeal and white), 1 teaspn salt, 2teaspns bicarbonate soda, about ½ pint buttermilk, rolled oats for dusting. 1oz lard
Mix dry ingredients, rub in fat, add buttermilk until a soft dough. Knead quickly until smooth, make it into two balls, roll in oats. Place on a greased tray, press into a circle and cut a deep cross in it. Bake at 200C or gas mark 6 for approx. 30 minutes until brown and hollow sounding when knocked on the bottom.

ARTS AND CRAFTS
Items should have been made within the last twelve months

29 Hand-knitted or crocheted item
30 Sewn article
31 A piece of art eg picture, photo, ceramic, three dimensional figure.

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