Sun shines for big Uckfield spring show

Uckfield and District Horticultural Societys Spring Show. Picture by Ron Hill.

Uckfield and District Horticultural Societys Spring Show. Picture by Ron Hill.

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Dozens of people turned out for the Uckfield and District Horticultural Society’s Spring Show in the Luxford Centre on Saturday (April 19).

Due to the mild weather, the flowering bulbs were around a month early and most daffodils had already bloomed.

Organisers said the number of daffodil exhibits were down, but overall there were only two less exhibitors than last year.

One exhibitor planted her pot of narcissi at the end of February and they were in full bloom.

A spokesman for the show said: “The perfume from the narcissi and other spring flowers was wonderful. There were some amazing pot plants in bloom, particularly the orchids and more exotic pot plants.

“The domestic section had mouth watering exhibits of cakes, scones, gingerbread, jams and other preserves. The handicraft section had some very skilful entries from cross stitch, knitted items, paintings and cards. There were stunning photographs of steam trains, flora and fauna. The residents of Uckfield and its environs are a very talented bunch.”

There was a steady stream of visitors, and a considerable number attended the presentation of trophies by George Dade, President of the Society.

He thanked everyone for producing wonderful plants despite the weather leading up to the show and for their support of the society.

If you would like to join the society or receive a summer schedule call 01825 764287. The summer show is on August 16.

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