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● Cassie Heathcock, 21, pictured with the superb sunflower display on show in the grand floral marquee

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OUTHPORT burst into bloom yesterday when the town’s annual flower show opened its doors to eager spectators.

Exhibitors from across the country have been preparing for weeks ahead of the 81st Southport Flower Show and the atmosphere was electric as the proceedings got under way. Actress Suranne Jones, formerly of Coronation Street, officially pronounced the show open and the crowds soon started to weave their way through over a million blooms that filled the Victoria Park setting. David Jackson, Chief Executive of the Southport Flower Show, told the Visiter: “It is a fantastic year for the show, the feedback we have been getting from some people has been incredibly positive. “With the new Grand Floral Marquee people can walk past and see the fabulous floral displays and everyone has been saying how much of a feature that is. “The quality is excellent as always – the gardeners seem to excel themselves each year and some have been working until after midnight for weeks. “All the exhibitors have been getting really excited and that energy has been infectious.”

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As well as the floral attractions, this year’s flower show, which runs until Sunday, boasts a brand new food village and book festival, along with 250 trade stands. Celebrity gardeners David Bellamy and Stefan Buczacki were at the festival yesterday (Thursday) giving members of the public expert tips. Diarmuid Gavin and Roddy Llewellyn are set to make appearances over the weekend. Many exhibitors told the Visiter that the standard this year was very high. Steve and Elaine Hickman, of Hoyland Plant Centre in Barnsley, were exhibiting an agapanthus display in the Grand Floral Marquee. Mr Hickman said: “We have been exhibiting here for the last eight years. It is a very good show and always very busy which is why everyone goes to so much effort. There is a very high standard here and it compares well to the other flower shows. We are hoping to get a gold.” Donald Sutcliffe, who was exhibiting with the National Dahlia Society (Northern Committee) in the Societies tent added: “I started coming here as a little lad 55 years ago with my dad and I’ve carried on with that tradition. The

atmosphere so far has been great and there has been great banter between everyone.” Sisters Jade and Elle Ollerton, from Penwortham, were amongst those exhibiting in the Floral Arts tent. The children had created a beach scene called ‘Fun, Sea and Sand’. Jade, 13, said: “We collected shells and seaweed and thought of a tropical paradise.” Elle, 11, added: “You can win prize money but we just did it for the enjoyment.” The girl’s mum Tracy, 45, said: “When we walked through we just thought ‘wow’. There are some really good ideas and the festival really caters for everybody of all ages. It is a great day out.” Jean Daniels, from Worsley, was exhibiting three pieces in the Floral Arts tent. She said: “I have been exhibiting here for over 20 years and I have had quite a few wins. The standard is pretty high this year, it seems to be getting better and better every time I come.” Today (Friday) is Ladies’ Day at the festival, with Coronation Street stars Anthony Cotton and Sue Cleaver – better known as Sean and Eileen – due to attend as special guests. ● The first results: Page 35

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LAMOROUS actress Suranne Jones spent hours chatting with the crowds as the sun shone down on Victoria

The former Coronation Street star officially declared the show open at 10.30am yesterday (Thursday) as a burst of confetti rained down on the audience in front of the bandstand. Suranne, 29, then weaved her way through the displays, admiring the show gardens, the exhibitions in Grand Floral Marquee, the entries in the amateur competition and many other attractions. The actress, who has been staying just a short distance away from the show grounds, at the Vincent Hotel on Lord Street, told the Visiter: “It has all gone really well. I think the highlight for me has been meeting David Bellamy. I watched him as a kid and he was always really educational so to meet him years later at the grand old age of 77, and to see that he is still so enthusiastic is brilliant. “The amateur tent was great as well, because considering it is supposed to be amateur the standard in there is unbelievable.” The event was the first time Suranne had been to a flower show, and she said it did not disappoint. “I think there has been a fantastic atmosphere and there is just so much to see, with the food village, the kids’ stalls, the books and so many shops – I had no idea it would be like

By AMY SALTER this. When someone says ‘flower show’ you think it is just going to be acres of plants but it is a really good day out and you could spend a lot of money coming here. I think I am going to come back on Sunday and do lots of shopping then. “There are 35 acres to cover so it is hard getting round to see everything but I’m going to put myself in the chairman’s hands and see what he says is the best.” Suranne happily posed for pictures as she met members of the public on her walk around the grounds. She continued: “Everyone has been really lovely, both at the gala dinner on Wednesday night, which raised a lot of money, and here at the show – I have been really welcomed and well looked after. My auntie and uncle have been here as well so it has been a good chance to catch up with them. “I have spotted a few hanging baskets and little trees which I am considering getting to put at the sides of my front door. I think I’m going to go from having no hanging baskets to having a million and one. “Coming here gives you so many ideas and it just shows you don’t have to have much space – it is just about making the most of what you have got.”

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Coastal Capers proves a winner THE TEAM from Churchtown’s Botanic Gardens were celebrating a hatrick after winning the flower show’s top award for the third time. In keeping with this year’s theme, the imaginative piece entitled ‘Coastal Capers’, caught the judges eye and the group were presented with the Brockhouse trophy for ‘best in show’. The idea was the

brainchild of Alan Foxhall, Alan Gosling and his wife Lynn. The three of them created the piece with the help of Martin Sutcliffe, Gary Manser, Steve Green and Sue Rushton, as well as volunteers Cathy Rimmer, Pauline Barker and Peter Barker. Mr Foxall, floral manager of the creative team, said: “We have always entered and this is the third time we have won the Brockhouse trophy, so it is a hat-trick for

us. We are absolutely over the moon. “Without the team and all the planning we could not have done it. We also have volunteers that give up their own time to come and help.” The exhibit incorporated over 20 different plants including petunia, dichondra and iresine. Mr Foxall added: “Myself, Alan and Lynn started planning the exhibit in March and we all got to-

gether to throw different ideas about. We then started actually creating it down here last Thursday and the flowers and plants all went in between Saturday and Monday. We are delighted that all the hard work has paid off.” Mr Foxall, who lives in Southport, dedicated the award to his father Eric Foxall, who passed away, aged 97, just hours before the team received the award.

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HIS YEAR’S proceedings began in style – when the town’s glitterati came together for the annual Southport Flower Show gala evening.

Star guest Suranne Jones looked relaxed as she mingled with diners who were treated to a sneak preview of the displays in the Grand Floral Marquee. The actress sat at the top table with fellow guest and horticultural expert Stefan Buczacki, Flower Show chief executive David Jackson and chair of the board of trustee directors, Rob Anderson. The event was also a chance for Suranne to catch up with old pal Paul Crone, from Granda Reports, who hosted the evening.

By AMY SALTER The pair exchanged memories of when they starred in panto together several years ago in Southport. Before the dinner got underway, guests were treated to a rousing performance by Southport Dramatic Club’s youth group. In keeping with this year’s theme of ‘coast’, the talented youngsters took inspiration from the old time vaudeville shows, which were traditionally popular in seaside resorts in days gone by. The gala dinner also helped raise funds for local charity Queenscourt Hospice.

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Guests urged to look after their health AVOIDING back and joint pain is often the last thing that comes to mind when gardeners reach for their tools. But a local woman is urging people to remember to care for their health when gardening. Judith Jenkins, 53, from the Southport Osteopathic Clinic, is using the Southport Flower Show as an opportunity to offer advice and guidance. “I thought it would be the perfect time to give out the same advice that I give my patients regularly.” Judith opened her Liverpool Road based clinic in 1997 after graduating from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine. She said: “Gardening is a physical activity and like any other exercise requires your muscles to be warmed up before you start and stretched afterwards. “A hot bath at the end of the day can help prevent muscle stiffness from developing.” Judith offered advice for the gardening enthusiasts at the four-day weekend. “Try to pace yourself ” she said. “Those who view a weekend as a chance to ‘blitz’ the garden can often end up with an injury. “If you have limited time, try to vary your activity in the garden and allow your muscles time to rest.” She added: “Incorrect lifting is the biggest cause of back injuries in the garden. “Always lift with bent knees and your back straight or only very slightly bent, do not stoop. Use a lifting aid, ask a friend for help, or make two or three trips.”

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HE man behind the Southport By AMY SALTER Flower Show beamed with pride as the crowds flooded is that this year’s show is absolutely into Victoria Park when the proceed- fantastic, so the changes and the hard work that we have been putting in ings got underway.

Chief Executive David Jackson said the event had reached a new standard that will only continue to grow as the years go by. After addressing the audience to tell them all about this year’s show, Mr Jackson spent the opening day darting around the park to ensure everything was running smoothly. Speaking to the Visiter, he said: “The feedback that I have been getting

over the last 12 months has really paid off. “We know that from what people have been saying, the smiles on their faces and the fact that people are buying things. The atmosphere is quite electric.” This is Mr Jackson’s third year in charge of the flower show and it is a year in which is has made more changes than ever before, with the

introduction of a new food village and book festival among the most prominent additions. But he told the Visiter he believes the changes have been warmly welcomed: “The response we have had from people has been fantastic and that is a combination of Suranne being here and the glamour that she brings, and also the way that Southport is changing,” he said. “I heard Stefan Buczacki saying that Southport is setting the standard and I think I agree with him – even though it is my show! “All the judges are independent and they go to a lot of shows, and they have been very positive. I just hope the sun

keeps shining for the rest of the festival, but even if it doesn’t people should come anyway – it is too good to miss.” Rob Anderson, chair of the board of trustees, was also delighted with the opening day. He said: “The show is looking fantastic, the crowds look very good and I think this is the best show so far. The festival just keeps growing and getting better and it is really changing with the times. I judged the new contemporary floral art section and it was a very interesting experience. I thoroughly enjoyed it and learnt a lot.”

Gardeners inspired by visits to landscapes worlds apart INSPIRATION from this year’s coastal theme came in all shapes and sizes but none could be more different than two of the exhibits in the show gardens. Simon Norris, of Churchtown, transported spectators to a tropical paradise with his exotic creation based on a recent holiday to the Maldives. Simon said: “I thought why not bring a taste of the exotic to Southport. The centre

piece was inspired the raised villas you see in Caribbean resorts.” Simon was awarded a large gold for his masterpiece, which he can add to the other three he has won over previous years. Nearby gardener Greg Mook, of Mook Gardens in Birkdale, got his inspiration from holidays of a very different kind. He said: “When the coast theme was announced my mind went

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SOUTHPORT FLOWER SHOW 2010 Flower Show caters for book enthusiasts LOVERS of literature are well catered for at this year’s Southport Flower Show with the addition of the Bloomin’ Good Books Festival. This is the first year the festival has been included in the programme and across the four days well-known authors will be visiting the site to sign copies of their books. On the opening day of the Flower Show crime writers Mark Billingham and Stuart MacBride and children’s author Sue Shepherd were on hand to greet guests. On Sunday, internationally acclaimed author Tess Gerritsen will be giving a talk and signing her new book. Stallholder Elaine Silverwood, owner of Silverdell books, said: “It is great to be involved with the Southport Flower Show. “After discussions with organisers it was decided that the book festival would be a great addition to increase footfall. “Thanks to the inclusion of the book festival and food village for the first time this year the Flower Show really is a family event. “People can come along and spend all day here as there is so much to do and see.”

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The gardening enthusiast joined Suranne Jones to present the Best in Show Brockhouse Award, and also handed over the prizes in the School Garden Competition. Praising a show that brings amateurs and experts together, David explained why he’s such a big fan of the Southport Flower Show. “I have been coming to the Flower Show for almost 20 years now and every year it gets better and better,” he said.

By JANINE YAQOOB “The weather has been fantastic and it is great to see so many people coming out to support this brilliant event. He added: “What is so great about the Southport Flower show is that both professionals and amateurs can showcase their work side by side with no rivalry. “The standard of the amateurs is often so high that their work outshines the professionals!” David, who is a Flower Show patron, was equally as impressed with the gardens produced by the youngsters in the School Garden Competition. “This year’s coast theme was a diffi-

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cult one for the children to replicate, but they did a fantastic job. “Their research was apparent throughout all the gardens and they really translated their findings into beautiful havens. “I enjoy presenting the Best School Garden award as it is inspiring to see youngsters so enthusiastic about rural science and gardening. He added: “What is truly exciting is the shift towards real gardening this year. People are growing plants in their gardens which then end up on their plates. “Schoolchildren are also doing this in schools and then imparting such knowledge onto their parents.”

‘Best show ever’ says expert Stefan GARDENING expert and media personality, professor Stefan Buczacki hailed the Flower Show “the best he has ever seen.” Stefan, known for his books and parts in radio and television programmes, spoke to the Visiter about his first impressions of the day. “I go to a lot of shows, and this is the best out of anywhere” he said. “Southport is now setting its own standard. The whole show is of international standard.”

He also spoke of his concern that the show does not attract enough publicity. “Because it is in the North West region, it does not get as much national publicity as it should. “It really should be shown everywhere.” This year, new features have added to the variety of the show. A Bloomin’ Good Books Festival offered a variety of literature, and for those with an appetite, the Food Village boasted a square, a

street and a marquee, each filled with exhibitors from all around the country to draw the crowds in. Stefan added: “At one time, a flower show was a flower show, there would be plants and not much else. But now there is everything, the new Food Village and book festival are great. “It is better now that you have to push the boundaries out. ● Gardening expert “This year, I am Stefan Buczacki exceedingly impressed.”


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A SHOW Garden exhibitor got a surprise when star guest Suranne Jones perched herself on top of her rockery (pictured). Jackie Knight, from Jackie Knight Landscapes in Formby, was exhibiting with her husband Paul, who is originally from Southport.

She said: “Suranne just turned up with a hoard of photographers and started clambering over the rocks in her heels – I don’t think her outfit was ideal for it! “The last time we exhibited here was 10 years ago but we wanted to come again. It is a lovely show and the standard

is really high in the show gardens. “In the Grand Floral Marquee the exhibits are not unlike those that you would see at other big shows around the country. It has been really enjoyable and the welcome we have had has been great.”

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SOME OF THIS YEAR’S TALENTED WINNERS TROPHIES AND SPECIAL PRIZES

● The Brockhouse Gold Perpetual Challenge Trophy A11, The Best exhibit in the show: Sefton Council Leisure services ● Edith Aveling Gold Perpetual Trophy A04, For the finest display of Orchids in the show: North of England Orchid Society ● Flower Show Committee A51, For the best exhibit by a government department or agency: Sefton Council Leisure services ● Late R. P. Wood Esq A41, For the finest display of Roses in the show: Not Awarded ● Sefton Chamber of Trade A35, For the finest display of hardy plants and/or cut flower of hardy plants: Eversley Nurseries ● The Salopian A77, For the runner up to the best exhibit in the show: Chris Ashcroft Landscapes ● Liverpool Daily Post Centenary A61, For the finest exhibit of Chrysanthemums in the show: Chrysanthemums Direct ● Late Mrs. H. L. Musgrave-Hoyle A22, For the finest exhibit of Dahlias in the show: Station House Nurseries ● Christiana Hartley A19, For the finest exhibit of specialist interest: Don Billington ● Cyril Foster A47, For the finest exhibit of carnations in the show: High Park Nursery ● Astley & District Factory Estates A62, For the finest display in which Trees and Shrubs predominate: Hippopottering Nursery ● Charles H. Curtis A15, For the exhibit of greatest horticultural interest and or educational value in the show: National Dahlia Society ● Walker Cain A39, For the finest exhibit of vegetables in the show: W Robinson & Son (seeds and plants) LTD ● A. Huxtable Esq A72, For the finest incorporating water as a major element in it’s design: Tarleton Specimen Plants ● William & Glyn’s A58, To be awarded at the judges’ discretion for outside Gardens: Simon Norris Landscapes ● Herbert Barber A60, To be awarded at the judges’ discretion: C S Lockyer ● Alderman S.E. Charlton A56, To be awarded at the judges’ discretion Class 198: Denis Hague, St Annes ● R. Edgar Perrins A57, To be awarded at the judges’ discretion Class 295: R B Potter, East Ayton ● Percy C. Woodhead A84, For the most imaginative Non Competitive exhibit in the show: Sefton Council Leisure Services ● Lady Pilkington A118, The exhibit that best depicts the Theme of the Show: Sefton Council Leisure Service ● The Pontins Trophy A86, Awarded for the best outside garden: Chris Ashcroft Land-

scapes ● The Southport Corporation Trophy A33, Option 1 Outside Gardens: Tarleton Specimen Plants ● The Finchett Trophy A17, Option 2 Outside Gardens: Chris Ashcroft Landscapes ● The Mullard Trophy A59, Option 3 Outside Gardens: Garden Creations ● The Cook Trophy A48, Awarded for the best exhibit of light honey in the show: Shaun Fisher, Hesketh Bank ● The Bradley Trophy A63, For the best exhibit of mead in the show: T H Williets, Mold ● The Rush Trophy A6, Will be awarded for the best exhibit of heather in the show: J R McCann, Crosby ● The Southport & District Beekeepers Trophy A52, For the best exhibit of dark honey in the show: K J Fleming, Lydiate ● A Blue Ribbon Award awarded at the judges’ discretion to the Best Exhibit in the Honey Section: John Bryan, Southport ● The Randall Trophy A25, Will be awarded for the best exhibit of Honey in the show: John Bryan, Southport ● The Burnett-Hughes Trophy A121, For the best exhibit by a member of Southport and Formby Beekeepers in the Honey Section: John Bryan, Southport ● The Leech Trophy A81, Will be awarded to the best exhibit in classes 27 – 42: Margaret Whittaker, Longton ● The Percy C. Woodhead Trophy A42, Will be awarded to the runner-up in classes 27 – 42: Joan Medder, Prescot ● The David Knowles Trophy A120, Awarded to the best society stand: National Dahlia Society ● The Hargreaves Trophy A29, For the best exhibit in classes 44 – 57: Ivor Mace, Rhondda ● The Seabourne Trophy A37, To be awarded at the judges’ discretion classes 78 – 99: John Jack, Airdrie ● The Odd Fellows Centenary A79, To be awarded to the best exhibit in classes 112 – 120: matt Roskell, Thorton Cleveleys ● Xenia Field Trophy A97, Best exhibit in the amateur section by an exhibitor under 21 years of age: Emma Leanne Kelly, Southport ● The Mary F. Peet Trophy A08, Chrysanthemums winner of class 63: Kevan Godwin, Bucknall ● The Allwood Trophy A01, The best exhibit in class no 44 – Carnations: Ivor Mace, Rhondda ● The Amateur Gardening Trophy A02, The best exhibit in class 111 – Gladioli: Jim Moore, Oldham ● The Jescott Trophy A05, The best exhibit

See next week’s Southport Visiter for the full results from the amateur sections of this year’s Flower Show in class 79 – Dahlias: Ronald Hill, Bromborough Pool ● The Boots Trophy A09, Best collection of Vegetables in class 295: R B Potter, Scarborough ● The G Tarbuck Trophy A12, The best exhibit in class 100 – Gladioli: Graham Anderson, Burton-On-Trent ● The Alfred Marland A16, The best exhibit in class 181 – Alpine and Rock garden plants: Mr & Mrs Jim Wright, Southport ● The Gibson Trophy A18, The best exhibit in class 130 – Roses: A J & A Bracegirdle ● The Helters Trophy A20, The best exhibit in class 43 – Hanging Baskets: Paul Weston, Crosby ● The Piggott Brothers Trophy A24, The best exhibit in class 23 – Floristry: Sara Collinge, Ribchester ● The Rose Bowl A28, The best exhibit in class 24 – Floristry: Sara Collinge, Ribchester ● The Messrs. Cooper & Co A40, The best exhibit in class 149 – Sweet Peas: J M Robson, Castle Douglas ● The Blackmore & Langdon Trophy A44, The best exhibit in class 197 – Begonias: Robert Joy, Maghull ● The John Wilding Trophy A95, The best exhibit in class 196 – Begonias: Robert Joy, Maghull ● The Alfred Derbyshire A117, The best local authority exhibit in the show: Sefton Council Leisure Services ● The Happiland Trophy A102, The highest number of first prizes for the Ferns in classes 9-17: Robert Sykes, Robert Sykes, Kendal ● The Southport Visiter Trophy A36, The highest number of first prizes for early flowering Chrysanthemums in classes 6375: Ken McDean, Middlewich ● The Gladys Lavinia Reddington Trophy A91, The highest number of first prizes for

Gladiloi in classes 101-111: Not Awarded ● The Therkilsen Trophy A69, Winner of class 137: A J & A Bracegirdle ● The Harry Scholefield Trophy A43, The highest number of first prizes for Sweet Peas in classes 150-157: J M Robsopn, Castle Douglas ● The Alderman A Goldberg Trophy A65, Winner of class 162: W W Howarth, Southport ● The Southport Centenary Trophy A80, Winner of class 180: Mr & Mrs Jim Wright, Southport ● The Flower Show Committee Trophy A104, The highest number of first prizes for the Cacti and Succulents in classes 215222: David Rushforth, Southport ● The Sunday People A23, The best exhibit in class 62 – Chrysanthemums: Kevan Godwin, Bucknall ● The Thomas Rivers Trophy A64, The best exhibit in class 280 – Fruit: W W Howarth, Southport ● The W S Gleave Trophy A66, The best exhibit in class 245 – Orchids: Donald Vose, St Helens ● The Col. RF Hesketh Trophy A67, The best exhibit in class 31 – Floral Art: Jean Mangnall, Warrington ● The Allen Trophy A71, The best exhibit in class 34 – Floral Art: Margaret Whittaker, Longton ● The Fred Brooke Trophy A73, The best exhibit in class 214 – Cacti & Succulents: David Rushforth, Southport ● The Wolstenholme Trophy A74, Winner of class 77 - Dahlias: John Oxley, Keighley ● The Percy Olivant Trophy A75, The best exhibit in class 281 – Fruit: Adrian Johnson, Blackpool ● The E O Hall Trophy A76, The best exhibit in class 252 – Greenhouse Plants: Not Awarded ● The Maher Trophy A85, The best exhibit

in class 26 – Floristry: Bolton Floral Art Club ● The Prince of Wales Hotel Trophy A99, The best exhibit in class 25 – Floristry: Chris Buckels, Southport ● The Evelyn Cotterell Trophy A101, The best exhibit in class 35 – Floral Art: Tom Hodge, Southport ● The British Pteridological Society A10, The best exhibit in class 8 – Ferns: Yvonne Golding, Buxton ● The John A Chatterton Trophy A100, For the best bowl of cut roses in the show: A j Bracegirdle, Ramsbottom ● The Mae Bamber Trophy A122, Winner of class 28 – Floral Art: Gail Lee, Warrington ● The Josephine Yates Candelabra A123, Winner of class 27 – Floral Art: Rita Roberts, Bagillt ● The Pinewood Bonsai Challenge Trophy A124, Winner of class 122 – Bonsai: Anna Dodd, Liverpool ● The Greta Wright Trophy A125, The best exhibit in class 29 – Floral Art: Pat Binns, Knottingley ● The North West Area Trophy A126, The best exhibit in class 205 – Begonias: Denis Hague, St Annes ● The Nevel Web Trophy A127, The best exhibit in class 204 – Begonias: Robert Nelson, Carluke ● The Chairman’s Trophy A150, Option 4 Outside Gardens: A View From Within

GARDEN

● Alan Francis Landscapes: Silver Gilt ● A View from Within: Large Gold ● Chris Ashcroft Landscapes: Large Gold ● BG Fencing: Bronze ● Crosby Landscapes: Gold ● A Jackson Landscapes: Silver ● Garden Creations: Gold ● Jackie Knight Landscapes: Silver Gilt ● Mook Gardens: Silver Gilt ● Simon Norris Landscapes: Large Gold ● Tarleton Specimen Plants: Large Gold

GRAND FLORAL MARQUEE

● Craig House Cacti: Large Gold ● Eversley Nursery: Large Gold ● Chrysanthemums Direct: Large Gold ● D + A Wright: Silver ● North of England Bonsai: Large Gold ● Beechtree Nursery: Bronze ● Flavourfresh Salads Ltd: Gold ● Alan Leyland: Large Gold ● Station House Nurseries: Large Gold ● Hardy's Cottage Garden Plants: Gold ● Pinewood Bonsai: Gold ● Greennet: Silver ● Rougham Hall Nurseries: Silver Gilt

● Garden of Japan: Silver ● Exclusive Garden Design: Silver ● Shamac LTD T/A Just Airplants: Silver Gilt ● Jacques Amand INT. LTD: Gold ● Mandy Plants: Gold ● Lockyer.C.S: Large Gold ● Popular Farm Flowers: Gold ● Bromac Nursery: Gold ● Mary Green: Large Gold ● Solva Plants: Gold ● Westdale Nurseries: Silver Gilt ● Sefton Council Leisure Services: Large Gold ● Liverpool City Council: Large Gold ● Proud Plants: Silver Gilt ● Morton Nurseries Ltd: Gold ● Hillview Hardy Plants: Silver ● Primrose Bank: Large Gold ● C Newberry & Son: Silver ● Eagle Sweet Peas: Large Gold ● High Park Nursery: Gold ● Budding Designs: Bronze ● K+S Nurseries: Silver Gilt ● Brookfield Plants: Gold ● Harperley Hall Farm Nurseries: Large Gold ● Pheasant Acre Plants: Large Gold ● Don Billington: Large Gold ● Midsteam (West Lancs) LTD: Gold ● Gordon's Nursery: Silver Gilt ● Graeme Iddon: Gold ● Fuchsiavale Nurseries: Silver ● Hoyland Plant Centre: Large Gold ● T3 Plants - Wall End Nursery: Silver ● Fibrex Nurseries Ltd: Large Gold ● Roualeyn Nursery: Large Gold ● Tamarisk Nurseries: Large Gold ● Philip Tivey & Son: Large Gold ● The Plant Lovers: Large Gold ● Triffids: Gold ● Glens Garden: Gold ● Devine Nurseries: Large Gold ● Derbyshire Bonsai: Large Gold ● Brighter Blooms: Gold ● Rebekah's Vegetable Seeds: Large Gold ● Rebekah's Vegetable Seeds: ● Dibleys Nurseries: Large Gold ● North West Bonsai Supplies: Gold ● Pennard Nurseries: Silver Gilt ● Thorpe Salvin Nurseries: Silver ● W Robinson & Son (seeds & plants) LTD: Large Gold ● Tynings Climbers: Gold ● Hippopottering Nursery: Large Gold ● C+K Jones: Silver ● Pennard Plants: Silver Gilt ● HMP Kirkham: Large Gold ● HMPYOI Thorn Cross: Large Gold ● Hooksgreen Herbs: Gold

Southport Flower Show 2010  

SOUTHPORT burst into bloom when the town’s annual flower show opened its doors to eager spectators.

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