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Another successful Flower and Produce Show. A big thank you to everyone who participated and supported Sunday’s event. Here are all the wonderful winners


The Rose Bowl
 The highest number of points in the first two categories, i.e. flowers and home-grown vegetables and fruit. Won by Carolyn Marcus.
The Silver Tankard The person with the highest number of points in Domestic Delights. Won by Tom Carter.
The Silver Cup Best Exhibit in Show. Won by Ceclia Darker.
The Group Prize The gardening group with the most winning entries. First prize: De Beauvoir WI; second: St. Mary’s Secret Garden.
Flowers
1. Rose – a single bloom

1st: Liz Hatt, 2nd: De Beauvoir WI (Lesley Thompson), 3rd Maria Pinschof, Highly Commended: WETRA, Child 1st: Livia Pedder Walker
2. Mixed flowers – 1 stem each (at least 5 varieties)
1st: St Mary’s Secret Garden, 2nd: Dee Carter, 3rd: De Beauvoir WI (Lesley Thompson), Highly commended: Sarah Ferner, Child 1st: Flora Williams Ellis
3. Flowers of 1 colour (3 or more varieties)
1st: St Mary’s SG, 2nd: Sarah Fevner, 3rd: Francesca Bartlett, Highly commended: WETRA
4. Your favourite garden flower (3 stems)
1st: Anne Blackmore, 2nd: Carolyn Marcus, 3rd: Dee Carter, Highly commended: Carolyn Marcus
5. A flower arrangement (any design)
1st: Cecilia Darker, 2nd: Stephen King, 3rd: Tigger Cullinan, Highly commended: Dee Carter, Fran Smith, Vernon Trafford, Anne Hardy

Home-grown vegetables and fruit
6. Potatoes or other root vegetable – at least 5
Carolyn Marcus, De Beauvoir WI (Amanda Lovegrove), St Mary’s  Garden, Andrea Williams, 1st Sidney Owen, 3rd Evan Parry
7. Unusual or exotic vegetable
Tom Mc Manus, Annie Blackmore, WETRA, WETRA
8. Courgette, squash or cucumber – 2
St Mary’s S Garden, WETRA, Annie Blackmore
9. Tomatoes with calyx – 5
WETRA, Annie Blackmore, Dee Carter, Carolyn Marcus
1st Elodie Tims, 2nd Layton Parry
10. The biggest marrow
St Mary’s S Garden, David Owen, 1st Sidney Owen, 2nd Frederick Owen
11. Onions, shallots or leeks – 3
St Mary’s S Garden, Carolyn Marcus, St Mary’s S Garden, Annie Blackmore
12. Beans – 5
Carolyn Marcus, Merope Beddard, Dee Carter, Dee Carter, 1st Ismay Tims, 2nd Fred Owen, 3rd Tilda Lowrie
13. Bunch of mixed herbs
WETRA, Carolyn Marcus, St Mary’s SG, 1st Rae Ferner-Rose, 1st Ismay Tims
14. Hard fruit (e.g. apple, pear) – 3
Carolyn Marcus, Merope Beddard, Dee Carter, Dee Carter
15. Soft fruit – 5
Stephen King, Stephen  King, Richard Turnbull, 1st Ismay Tims

Domestic Delights
16. A chocolate cake

1st: De Beauvoir WI (Liz Kohler), 2nd: Dee Carter, 3rd: Margaret Wearing
17. A cake with an unusual ingredient
1st: De Beauvoir WI (Avril Broadley), 2nd: Annie Blackmore, 3rd: Nancy Turnbull, Over 12s Joint 1st: Muirn O’Rhian and Rosa Appignanesi, Child 1st: Jonah Sharp
18. An open tart, sweet or savoury
1st: Ian Stuart, 2nd: Conor O’Malley, 3rd: Margaret Wearing
19. Your favourite cake
1st: WETRA, 2nd: De Beauvoir WI (Pamela Dow), 3rd: De Beauvoir WI (Sara Lawrence), Child 1st: Layton Parry
20. Cupcakes – 3
1st: De Beauvoir WI (Amanda Lovegrove), 2nd: De Beauvoir WI (Sara Lawrence), Child 1st:  Minna Bertram
21. Biscuits – 5
1st: De Beauvoir WI (Sara Lawrence), 2nd: Kathryn Packer, 3rd: Andrew Barras, Child 1st: Elodie Tims
22. A loaf of bread or 3 rolls
1st: Tom Carter, 2nd: Ben King, 3rd: Michael Parry, Child 1st: Evan Parry
23. Pot of jam, jelly or marmalade
1st: Tom Carter, 2nd: Annie Blackmore, 3rd: Kathryn Lowrie, Highly commended: St Mary’s Secret Garden, WETRA, Tom Carter, Eleanor Price, Anne Bunch, Child 1st: Frederick Owen
24. Chutneys or Pickles
1st: WETRA, 2nd: Anne Bunch, 3rd: Dee Carter
25. Other preserves
1st: Amanda Hayes, 2nd: St Mary’s Secret Garden, 3rd: Anne Bunch
Young Gardeners (under 12)
26. Miniature garden
1st: Missy Trethewey, 2nd: Cleo Lowrie, 3rd: Ismay Tims and Elodie Tims, Highly commended: Livia Pedder Walker and Tilda Lowry
27. Animal or insect made out of flowers, vegetables or fruit
1st: Fenn Reeves, 2nd: Lilla Bhose, 3rd: Evan Parry and Lula Jankovi, Highly commended: Ismay Tims, Layton Parry, Elodie Tims, Misha Jankovic, Fenn Reeves
Photography, drawing and painting
29. Picture of a fruit or vegetable

1st: Jeremy Hornsby, 2nd: Vernon Trafford and Stephen King, 3rd: Roger Till, Child 1st: Olivia Grech, 2nd: Sam Sharp, 3rd: Ida Bertram, Highly Commended: Juliet Grech, Minna Bertram
30. Picture of a flower or shrub
1st: Jeremy Hornsby, 2nd: Roger Till, 3rd: Tom Carter, Highly Commended: Leila Wade, Olivia Grech
31. Selfie with garden friend or foe
1st: St Mary’s S Garden (Jerry), 2nd: Jeremy Hornsby, 3rd: Stephen King, Highly commended: St Mary’s Secret Garden (Michael & Philip), Highly commended: Matilda Wade
Dog Show
  1. Pint sized Pooch  (winner Moose, chiweenie)
  2. Best Rescue (winner Byron, labrador)
  3. Big is Beautiful (winner Huxley, great dane)
  4. Waggiest Tail (winner Annie, shi chi)
  5. Puppy Love (under 1 year old) (winner Ziggy, collie/whippet cross)
  6. Best Hairdo ( winner Frida, Hungarian puli)
  7. Best 6 legs (winner Charley cavarpoo)
  8. Made in Britain (eg. Jack Russell, King Charles Spaniel, British Bulldog, Lakeland Terrier, Scottie, Westie etc..) (winner Lolly, staffordhsire bull terrier)
  9. Best Trick (winner Ricci, miniature schnauzer)
  10. Little Rascal (winner Cosmo, miniature schnauzer)
  11. Best boy (winner Willy, whippet)
  12. Best girl (winner Bobo, cockapoo)
The dog show was presented and judged by Simon Stuart of Groom Dog City.
He has a petition to regulate dog grooming which you can sign here.
 
 
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Planting of the Month

The De Beauvoir Gardeners are delighted to see the new interest in planting up areas in public view making the neighbourhood a more pleasant place. We would like to give these some recognition by awarding a monthly prize of £25 for the ‘Planting of the month’. A planting can be any space, which can be seen from the street, including window-boxes, pots, front gardens, tree-pits etc. It doesn’t necessarily have to be beautiful, we would welcome entries from front garden veg plots as well. You may enter your own ‘garden’ or nominate something interesting you have seen.

  • Entries must be from an area covered by the club, that is London Fields, De Beauvoir, Dalston, East Islington.
  • The planting must be visible to passers-by.
  • If entering on someone else’s behalf, you must have their permission.

You can enter by sending a photo with your name and address to dbgardeners@gmail.com
Each month the photo of the winning planting will be posted on our website.

Winner March 2015

Richmond RdWe are pleased to announce our first winner which is ‘71 at 71’ a front garden filled with herbs at 71 Richmond Rd. Mac says …‘I am not the best of gardeners but there is an enormous interest in herbs beyond the basic ‘parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme’ and all I try to do is try and add a little more interest and gun. Even the youngest children enjoy strong smelling plants, especially the chocolate mint. I am happy to give away seeds and cuttings.’

Pre-Entry for flower and Produce Show!

DBG_2014PosterThe De Beauvoir Flower and Produce Show is on Sunday 14th September 2 – 5.30pm outside St Peter’s and in the Crypt. As well as the famous Dog Show, there will be the usual stalls of plants, books and cakes as well as a brilliant raffle and tombola. There are activities for children including a jarbola and rodent race. Downstairs in the Crypt the flower and produce competition takes place alongside the cafe which will be serving tea and cakes. Start getting your entries ready now as there is something for everyone – the Classes are: Flowers, Home grown Fruit and Veg, Domestic Delights, Young Gardeners and  Photography, Drawing and Painting, full details HERE.

This year you can pre-enter by completing this FORM (click here) by 12th September.  Needless to say, you will still have to bring your entries to the church between 10am and 12 noon on the day, but we will have printed out your forms for you. As usual there are cups to be won and prizes for children at 4:30 followed by an auction at 4:45.

Members all set for mulching

Amanda takes charge of a delivery from Thompsons of Crews Hill shared by five members in De Beauvoir. A total of 37 bags of Mix and Mulch will be spreading its way over gardens near you soon, along with a whiff of horse manure and a range of composts. If anyone else wants to share an order there are a few more members interested so shout if you want to be put in touch – the savings are good and the quality is excellent.

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Congratulations to the 2013 Flower and Produce winners

De Beauvoir Gardeners want to thank everyone who entered the show and made it such a success. Apologies in advance for any mistakes in the list below.

Nancy Korman won the Silver Tankard for Domestic Delights.
Garden Hoes (a consortium of young wives/mothers who share gardens) won the Rose Bowl for flowers and home-grown vegetables.
Andrew Davidson won the Silver Cup for Best Exhibit in Show with a totally amazing roasted hazelnut cake

Flowers
1. Rose – a single bloom: 1st Naomi Wilkinson, 2nd Sue Pedder and Maria Pinschof, 3rd Jane Tully.
2. 2 sprays of fuchsia: 1st Margaret Wearing, 2nd Naomi Wilkinson.
3. Mixed flowers – 1 stem each (at least 5 varieties): 1st Mary Norden, 2nd Jill Morland.
4. Flowers of 1 colour (3 or more varieties): 1st Susan McFarland- Lyon, 2nd Dee Carter.
5. Your favourite garden flower (3 stems): 1st Brian Voake, 2nd Dee Carter, 3rd Mary Norden.
Home-grown vegetables and fruit
6. Potatoes – at least 5: 1st David Owen, 2nd Nancy Korman, 2nd Daragh McDonagh.
7. A lettuce
8. Courgettes or squash: 1st Susan McFarland-Lyon, 2nd Garden Hoes, 3rd Garden  Hoes.
9. Tomatoes with calyx – 5: 1st Kirsty Norman, 2nd Andrea Williams, 3rd Nancy Korman.
10. The biggest marrow: 1st Frederick Owen, 2nd Hannah Senior, 3rd Garden Hoes.
11. Onions – 3, or shallots – 5: 1st Garden Hoes.
12. French or runner beans – 5: 1st Nancy Korman and Kathleen Kelliher, 3rd S Tully.
13. Bunch of mixed herbs: 1st Tom McManus, 2nd Garden Hoes, 3rd Jane Tully.
14.  Plums or quinces – 3: 1st Dee Carter, 2nd Garden Hoes, 3rd Fenn Reeves.
15. Soft fruit – 5: 1st Nancy Korman, 2nd Stephen King, 3rd Dee Carter.
Floral Arrangements
16. Blue, red and white flowers: 1st Stephen King.
17. Dried flowers: 1st Gillian Daniell.
18. A fantasy of autumn colours: 1st Stephen King, 2nd Dee Carter.
Domestic Delights
19. A chocolate cake: 1st Katie Cross, 2nd Bridge family, 3rd Andrew Davidson.
20. An open tart, sweet or savoury: 1st Jane Tully.
21. Your favourite cake: 1st Andrew Davidson (best in show), 2nd Margaret Wearing, 3rd Brian Voake. Under 12s: 1st Rosa Appignanen (age 12), 2nd Meg (age 12) and Flo (age 11).
22. Cup cakes: 1st Nancy Korman. Under 12s, 1st and 2nd Honor Williams Ellis (age 11). 23. Biscuits: 1st Margaret Wearing, 2nd Avril Broadley, 3rd Dee Carter.
24. A loaf of bread or 3 rolls: 1st Tom Carter, 2nd James Weight, 3rd Jane Tully.
25. Pot of jam: 1st Dee Carter, 2nd Joanne Rowe, 3rd Jakki Den. Under 12s: 1st Minna (age 9) and ida Bertram (age 4), 2nd Angelica (age 7) and Olive (age 5), 3rd Beatrice (age 9) and Olive (age 5).
26. Pot of marmalade: 1st Nancy Korman, 2nd Tom Carter, 3rd Dee Carter.
27.  Pot of chutney or other preserve: 1st Dee Carter
Young Gardeners
28. Miniature garden: 1st Honor Williams Ellis.
29. Animal or insect made out of flowers, vegetables or fruit: 1st Piper Revere.
30. Something you have grown to eat: 1st Charlie Tyler, Edmund Lyons, Rosa Appignanen, Arabella Basha and Sydney Owen, 2nd Charlie Tyler, Balthazar Basha and Fred Owen.
Photography, drawing and painting
31. Picture of a fruit or vegetable: 1st Stephen King, 2nd Vernon Trafford, 3rd Kirsty Norman. Under 12s: 1st fabulous photo by little boy whose name we have lost! Drawings: 1st Kitty Reeves (age 11,) 2nd Fenn Reeves (age 7)
32. Picture of a flower or shrub: 1st Jenny Leighton, 2nd Roger Till, 3rd Kirsty Norman. Under 12s: 1st Minna Bertram (age 9), 2nd Sophie Kagan (age 11).
33. Garden friends or enemies: 1st Diana Mansfield, 2nd Naomi Williamson, 3rd Jenny Leighton. Under 12s: 1st Fenn Reeves (age 7), 2nd Robin (age 8) and Kit Crane (age 4.5), 3rd Kitty Reeves (age 11).
34. My favourite holiday picture: 1st Paul Bolding, 2nd Ellie King and Jenny Leighton. Under 12s: 1st Juliet Grech (age 4), 2nd Sebastian Grech (age 9), 3rd Olivia Grech (age 7).

2013 Dog Show – the winners

We had a full quota at this year’s dog show with 50 dogs entering our fun contest. A big thank you to Stuart Simons of Groom Dog City for being a fabulous judge and to Paws and Purrs for sponsoring Best Girl and Best Boy – and congratulations to their dog Betty who performed her trick so beautifully! Thanks to everyone who entered and I promise to have have more small dog categories next year! I’ve attached a gallery of the show with pics by Teri Tyndale and Andrew Barrass.

The winners were:
Schnitzel (Small and Sweet)
Florence (Big and Beautiful)
Wags (Waggiest Tail)
Hank (Floppiest Ears)
Wilfred (Young Turk, puppy)
Cassie (Old Timer)
Amy (Best hairdo)
Betty (Best Trick)
Dory (Best Girl)
Goblin (Best Boy)