Seeds, Fertilizer, Varieties, Spring, Summer, Fall
Clematis, also known as larkspur and bee liatris, are beautiful climbing plants that add height to the garden. They are a perennial and come in a variety of colors.
These sunny beauties symbolize adoration, loyalty and longevity in the language of flowers. Their yellow blooms are perfect for the springtime!
Entering the hall, visitors could observe benches laden with an array of flowers, pot plants and vegetable, floral art, crafts and home-baking; not to mention the smiling faces of all the exhibitors, committee members and helpers at the show.
The show was very busy with visitors from 10am when the doors opened and it continued with brisk momentum for the rest of the day.
In the junior trophy section Ada Riley topped the bill with the most points while the Largs Viking Festival Cup saw Grace Canning take first prize.
Luke McCreadie bagged a second place and St Mary’s Primary School finished in third.
The Cardwell Garden Challenge trophy for the Best Basket of Produce in Primary School section was won by the Growing Together Outdoor Club, while the nursery class, sponsored by Haylie Stores, was clinched by Largs Early Years.
In the adult classes, H.Strachan topped the bill by winning the most points in the show, the overall winner title and the most points in pot plants.
Stuart McDougall won the most points in Dahlia classes while H.Gibson topped the prize for most points in Fuchsia.
Ron Whyte topped the vegetable prize list while D.W.CooK and David Mendy won National Vegetable Society medals.
The Society Top Vase competition was won by H.Strachan, while K.Scott-Daniels took second and Joyce Taylor and Anne Middleton both secured third prizes.
The Allotment/Community Garden Challenge was won by Fairlie Organic Growers, with Wellington Allotments taking second place and Caddlehill Allotments third.
In the ‘Bake off’, sponsored by West Coast Cakes, the first place winner was Megan Riley, with Katrina Blain in second place while Eileen Welsh took third.
Top winner of the show, which got them the Blue Ribbon, was Fairlie Organic Growers with an excellent trug of assorted vegetables which drew many admiring comments from the many visitors.
In the home-baking section there was a massive variety of entries ranging from pancakes and scones to decorative small cakes and larger cakes, decorated iced gateaux to home- made jams and jellies.
The Largs Flower Show was an excellent event and everyone from the exhibitors to the committee are to be congratulated for their efforts and hard work and months of preparation to stage such a great show.