Daffodil show is in full bloom

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A SHOW and competition for some of Lincolnshire’s dedicated daffodil growers may have been saved from extinction after moving to Spalding.

The event on Saturday was the first time in the Lincolnshire Daffodil Society Spring Flower Show and Competition’s history that it has moved to South Holland from its usual Spilsby base to be hosted by Springfields Horticultural Society.

Springfields head gardener Andy Boyton checks his Roman ruin-style display.

Springfields head gardener Andy Boyton checks his Roman ruin-style display.

Hundreds of people turned out to show their support for the 103rd annual show, which also included a photography competition, vegetable art and crafts.

Organisers joined forces with Springfields Horticultural Society after the show began to struggle to attract competitors and visitors.

Horticultural society chief executive David Norton said: “We think we have saved the show from extinction.

“We will work together next year to build a bigger and better show, with more entries, more children involved and more of Lincolnshire’s horticultural industry.”

Prizewinners included: The Stephenson Trophy for Best Bloom – Rodney Harrison; The Hall-Jones Cup (reserve best bloom) – Rodney Harrison; The Percy Cartwright Cup for Best Yellow Trumpet – Gill Boldy; The Massingberd Cup for Most Points Overall – Gill Boldy; The Robinson Silver Cup – Gill Boldy; The Walker Rose Bowl – Helen Caudwell; The Winsdale Cup – Gill Boldy; The Norfolk Bowl – Gill Boldy; The Farrow Cup – Gill Boldy; The Lady Bruce-Gardyne Trophy – Win Iremonger; The Caudwell Cup – Gill Boldy; Best Pot Plant – Rodney Harrison.