Article : Jonathan White
Photographs: Supplied with permission
The 38th annual Wistaston Flower and Produce Show took place on Saturday 21st August 2021 at St Mary’s Church Hall on Church Lane in Wistaston.
St Mary’s Church Hall was filled with stunning floral arrangements and there were high standards throughout the flower and vegetables classes, which meant the judges had to make difficult decisions when awarding certificates and trophies.
The event, which was cancelled last year due to the pandemic, is run by Wistaston Community Council, and complied with the current government Covid regulations.
WISTASTON FLOWER AND PRODUCE SHOW 2021 RESULTS
FLOWER CLASSES WINNERS
Bowl of Sweet Peas, mixed colours, 15 stems minimum, Edie Stubbs.
A specimen Rose in a vase, Helen Gould.
Three Pom Pom Dahlias, any variety or varieties, Debra Sloan.
Three Cactus or Semi Cactus Dahlias, any variety or varieties, Sarah Rhodes.
Three Decorative Dahlias, any variety of varieties, Debra Sloan.
A Single Stem of any Flowering Plant (not in schedule) in a Vase, Sarah Rhodes.
A Single Geranium Head in a Vase, Sarah Rhodes.
Six French Marigolds, any variety of varieties, Sarah Rhodes.
A Shallow Bowl of Floating Flower Heads, arranged for effect, Maria Price.
A Vase of Mixed Flowers, home grown, Maria Price.
A Cactus, Sarah Rhodes.
A Geranium in a Pot (with a saucer), Alice Chalwin.
A Begonia in a Pot (with a saucer), Sarah Rhodes.
Flowering Plant in a Pot (with a saucer), Sarah Rhodes.
A Foliage Plant in a Pot (with a saucer), Sarah Rhodes.
Six Fuchsia Heads on a board, Sarah Rhodes.
A Fuchsia in a 9cm Pot (with a saucer), any variety, Sarah Rhodes.
Alpine Garden 25cm x 25cm maximum, Sarah Rhodes.
VEGETABLE CLASSES WINNERS
A Vegetable not on schedule, Maria Price (peas).
Five White Potatoes on a Plate, any variety, Sarah Rhodes.
Five Coloured Potatoes on a Plate, any variety, Sarah Rhodes.
Three Onions – roots shown, not to exceed 225 grams each, Cynthia Jones.
Six Carrots – tops trimmed to 8cm, Sarah Rhodes.
Five Ripe Tomatoes (not cherry variety) on a plate, Helen Gould.
Three Round Beetroot – tops trimmed to 8cm, Cynthia Jones.
One Vegetable Marrow – with stalk, Marlene Harper.
One Lettuce – roots shown, Maria Price.
One Cucumber – with stalk, Charlotte Shaw.
A Truss of Tomatoes (not cherry variety) – some ripe, Annette Lovett.
A Truss of a Named Variety of Cherry Tomatoes on a plate – some ripe, Helen Gould.
Five Ripe Cherry Tomatoes on a plate – variety to be named, Sarah Rhodes.
Six Runner Beans – all with some stalk, Graham Robert.
Six Dwarf Beans – all with some stalk, Sarah Rhodes.
Three Courgettes – each with some stalk, Sarah Rhodes.
A Single Pot of Three Different Herbs, Sarah Rhodes.
WISTASTON PARISH COUNCIL VEGETABLE DISPLAY WINNER
A Collection of Five Different Classes of Vegetables, Sarah Rhodes.
HARVEST BASKET WINNER
A Basket containing Fruit, Flowers & Produce, Sarah Rhodes.
FLOWER ARRANGEMENTS WINNERS
“A Summer Arrangement”, Judy Gratton.
“Flower Arrangement With Ornament” – Petite, 25cms overall, Judy Gratton.
A Knitted Toy, Joy Chaplow.
Any craft not on schedule, Debra Sloan (fillet crochet).
CHILDREN’S CLASSES WINNERS
Pre-school – My Favourite Flower, Robyn Edge.
Under 12’s – A Miniature Garden in a seed tray (approx. 6 x 8 inches), Emily Edge.
Under 12’s – A Greeting Card, Emily Edge.
Under 12’s – A Decorated Plant Pot, Edie Stubbs.
Under 12’s – A Vegetable/Fruit Creature, Edie Stubbs.
PARISH COUNCIL PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION WINNERS
A Typical Snapshot, Stephen Rhodes.
A Cardboard Framed Enlargement, Sarah Rhodes.
Dane Chaplow, Chairman, Wistaston Community Council, said: “I was extremely pleased how the first event after lockdown went. The Wistaston Community Council worked hard to put on a low key first event in 2021 and once again the team succeeded in turning a competition into a fun event. My thanks to Debra and Gwyneth and to the Church Hall team in trusting us to work within the current guidelines. Many thanks to our local people for their excellent entry(s). We hope in 2022 to be back to a normal event as before.”