Vases, vases everywhere!

(From left to right) Events Co-ordinator at Heighley Gate Nursery & Garden Centre, Sarah Tait, with Morpeth Chrysathemum Society member, Archie Waterston from Morpeth, who won the Heighley Gate Trophy, during the Morpeth Chrysanthemum Society Annual Show 2011.
(From left to right) Events Co-ordinator at Heighley Gate Nursery & Garden Centre, Sarah Tait, with Morpeth Chrysathemum Society member, Archie Waterston from Morpeth, who won the Heighley Gate Trophy, during the Morpeth Chrysanthemum Society Annual Show 2011.
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MORE than 100 vases of flowers were on display at a local garden centre as Morpeth Chrysanthemum Society staged its annual show.

The event took place at Heighley Gate Nursery and Garden Centre, off the A697, for the 20th year running.

And visitors were impressed with the standard of blooms on show, which included entries from national champions.

Centre General Manager Roger Wale said: “For the past 20 years the Morpeth Chrysanthemum Society Annual Show has been held at Heighley Gate Nursery and Garden Centre.

“This year’s displays consisted of more than 100 vases of flowers, including entries from national champions. It was a fantastic event and the flowers were absolutely beautiful.”

The show was judged by National Chrysanthemum Society judge Peter Fraser, who has been growing the flowers for more than 30 years and breeding them since 1996.

There were 13 classes, with prizes, including Heighley Gate gift vouchers, awarded for first, second and third places.

There was also a Heighley Gate Trophy for the best three vases of three chrysanthemums of different varieties, which was won by Archie Waterston, of Morpeth.

Customers were able to buy the entries after the show on Sunday, with all proceeds going to Morpeth Chrysanthemum Society.

Results

Three vases of five chrysanthemums: 1 Terry Staples; 2 John Peace. Vase of five chrysanthemums: 1 and 2 Terry Staples; 3 Charles Rutherford. Three intermediate, large: 1 Terry Staples; 2 and 3 A Waterston. Three incurve, medium: 1 Terry Staples; 2 A Waterston; 3 Terry Staples. Three different colours: 1 A Waterston; 2 L Richardson; 3 A Waterston. Three reflexed, large: 1 and 2 Terry Staples. Three intermediate, medium: 1 Terry Staples; 2 A Waterston. Three reflex, medium: 1, 2 and 3 Terry Staples. Three vases of five sprays: 1 and 2 J Jenkins. Vase of five sprays: 1 J Davis; 2 A Waterston; 3 J Jenkins. Vase of sprays, three stems: 1 J Davis; 2 A Waterston; 3 J Davis. Vase of three stems, double sprays: 1, 2 and 3 J Davis. Members’ class, three vases of three chrysanthemums: 1 Terry Staples; 2 Charles Rutherford. Heighley Gate class, three vases of three chrysanthemums, incurve, intermediate, reflex and sprays: 1 and 2 A Waterston; 3 Charles Rutherford.