AKAROA HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY.
The Summer Show of the Akaroa Horticultural Society was held in-the Oddfellows' Hall, Akaroa, on New Year's Day. The Society was fortunate in obtaining the services of Mr R. Nairn, of Christchurch, as judge. Mr Nairn considered the quality of flowers was excellent. The few roses entered, he said, were very fine, and the class for 12 distinct kinds of hardy outdoor flowers an especially good one. Unfortunately of the five entries, three were-not according to schedule and had to be dipqualified, bat Mr Nairn mentioned especially the excellent flowers in these collections. There was not much competition in the sweet pea classes, which is rather strange, considering the number of people who grow them in Akaroa, Mr Nairn mentioned Mr M. Daly, jr's., exhibits in these classes. The geraniums also were excellent. There were eight entries for table decoration, two sweet pea tables obtaining premier honours, with a Dorothy Perkin's table third. We think the committee made a mistake in throwing out the collection of flowers, as these exhibits make a fine show, and the collection class might have been left in with the 12 cut flowers a3 well. Mr Nairn considered the entries in flowers, vegetable and fruit were all far too small, The separate entries were of an excellent standard, both in fruit and vegetables, but; a' district like Akaroa should produce many more exhibits. The same may be said of tha sundries classes, which were poorly filled. EverytbiDg was well arranged
on Thursday, the hon. sec. (Mr F Armsfcroog), being assisted by Archdeacon Stocker, and Me33rs A. H. Westeura and B. Mofctram, who took the entries and arranged the hall'
IgThe following are the results: —
3 Roses, varieties—F. Armstsong 1 and 2, 6 Roses, varieties—F. Armstrong 1.
9 Roses, varieties—P. Armstrong 1 and 2, 3 Cactus Dahlias—Mi33 E. Jacobson 1, Mrs McFarlane 2,
6 Cactu3 Dahlias—Mrs McFarlane 1
9 Caotna Dahlias—Mrs McFarlane 2,
4 Varieties of Verbenas—Miss I. Taylor 1, Miss M. Lelievre 2,
3 Varieties of Stocks—Miss A. Lelievre 1, Miss E. Jacobson 2.
3 Carnations or Piooteea—Mrs Jos, Armstrong 1, F, Armstrong 2-
6 Carnations or Picotees—Mrs Jos. Arm strong 1.
Collection of Carnations -Mrs Jos. Arm, strong 1 and 2,
3 Antirrhinum—Miss E. Jacobson 1. 3 Geraniums—Mrs H. Wilkins 1, Mrs Mettram 2,
6 Geraniums—Mrs W. Ehodes 1, Mrs Armstrong 2.
3 Pelargoniums, varieties—Mrs Westenra 1 and 2. = s-i-js ■.■,»-_ "Cjg .•,;«!; -yr 3 Uilies, varieties—Mi»s Dorothy Leete 1. 6 Pansies* varieties—Mr P, Armstrong 1 and 2.
12 Paosies, varieties—Mr P. Armstrong 1 and 2.
Phlox Prumrnondi, G varieties—Mrs Fer guson I, Mrs H. Wilkins 2,
Phlox Drumniondi, 12 varieties—F. Arm strong 1.
3 Sweet Peas—M. Daly 1, Miss E. Jacob son 2,
6 Sweet Peas-M. Daly 1, M ; es E. Jacob son 2.
9 Sweet Peas—M. Daly 1, Mrs Armstrong
12 Sweet Peas—Mrs Armstrong 1, Mis 3E, Jacobson 2.
G Sweet Peas for tboso who have never takea a first prize for s*eet peas—M. Daly
12 Distinct Kinds of Hardy Outdoor grown Flowers—Mre W. Bnodes 1. Miss I. Taylor 2. J
6 Diaiitbus—F. Armstrong 1 and 2. 6 Petunias—Mr W. Rhodes 1. Salphiglofsis, 3 varieties—Miss E Jacobson 1, Mrs Jos. Armstrong 2. 6 Gaillardias—Mrs E. E Lelievre 1, F. Armstrong 2. 4 Pentstemons—F. Armstrong 1. Collection Sweet Williams—Mrs Jos. Armstrong 1, Mrs Geo. Armstrong 2, Collection G district kinds at AnnualsMrs W. Khodes 1, Miss E. Jacobson 2, Bouquet—Mrs Ferguson 1, Mrs Westenra !2.
6 Buttonholes— Mrs Ferguson 1, Miss E. Adams 2. 3 Buttonholes, for competition by children under 12, to be made up on morning of Show - Miss J. Lelievre 1, Miss K. Thomas i 2.
2 Lady's Sprays-Mrs Fergu-on 1--2 Vases Cut Flowers—Miss Edith Julius 1 Miss Lorna Armstrong 2.
FRUIT. 20 Strawberries—Mrs Mottram 1. 20 Cherries—Miss Winnie Lelievre I, Mrs W. pool 2,
12 Bunches Red Currants—Mrs Leete 1 and 2.
12 Bunches White Currants-Mrs Leete 1, Miss May Lelievre 2. 12 Bunches Black Currants—"Mrs Leete
20 Dessert Gooseberries—Mrs Mot ram 1 and 2.
20 Culinary Gooseberries -Mrs Mottrain 1 and 2. 12 Plums-Mrs Barrett 1 and 2, 6 Peaches—Mrs Kerridge 1, Mrs Leete 2. 20 Raspberries-Mrs Leete 1. Mrs B Woodill 2, Collection of Fruit—Mrs Leete 1.
VEGETABLES. 2 Cabbages Mrs E. E. Lelievre I. 2 Caulifloweri—Mrs E. E. Lelievre 1. 6 Carrots-Mrs E, E. Lelievre 1, J. Lelievre 2. G Turnips—G. Armstrong 1, G round or oval Potatoes—Mrs H. Woodill
Collection of Potatoes, 4 varieties, 4 of eaoh—Mr G. Hammond 1 and 2.
2 Cucumbers, frame— B. Mottram I. 2 Let'uoes—G. Armstrong 1, F. Brooherie 6 Stalks Rhubarb—Mrs Leete 1. Mrs W. Rhodes 2. 12 Eschalots— J. Sergison 1. Decorated Table—Miss Lorna Armstrong 1, Miss S. Lelievre 2, Miss B. Jacobson 3,
Home made Bread —Mrs H. Woodill 1, Mrs E. L. Lelievre 2.
21bfi BuHer in lib pat , plain—Mrs H Woodill 1, Mrs G. Hammond 2.
1 Fruit Cake—Mrs E. L. Lelievre 1, Mrs H. Woodill 2,
1 Seed Cake—Mrs C.,P00l 1. Shortbread—Miss Gladys Lelievre 1, Oatcake—Mrs Masefield 1. 6 Scones—Mrs Checkley 1. Plum Pudding—Mr3 Masefiild 2-
Seed Cake—Miss Gladys Lelievre 1, Miss Mary Checkley 2.
Sponge Cake—Miss M, Lelievre 1 Small Cakes, 3 varieties, 3 of each—Miss Mary Checkley 1.
6 Scones—Master Henry Pool 1. Bock Cakes—Miss Mary Checkley 2,
A promenade concert was held at the Show in the evening, when there was a good attendance. An excellent programme of musical items were given, chiefly by visitors to the town. The music was very pleasing indeed, and was listened to with rapt afcten tion and appreciation by the audience, several of the singers being encored. Following is a list of the siegers : —Piano, Matfcei, 3rd valse, Miss Hinemann ; song — "Two Grenadiers," Mr Barnes; encore, "Young Tom of Devon "; song—"Come Sweet Morning," Miss V. Barth; encore, "Mignon," song—"Three For Jack," Mr Spratt; song—"When the Heart is Young," Miss K. Juliu3, song— "Will o , the Wisp," Mr Lawry ; part song, The Willows Party; song— "Afton Water," Miss Loudon.
At the conclusion of the concert, His Worship the Mayor thanked tbe performers for the enjoyable music they bad supplied. He also, on behalf of tbe Horticultural Society, thanked Mr Nairn, of Christchurcb, who acted as judge for tbe Show. He said the Association was most fortuna'e in securing Mr Nairn's services, as he was a very efficient judge of flowers. Mr Armstrong also thanked those who had given up their time to carry out the Show. The Show was not as good ac usual, chiefly owing to tbe very wet season he thought. He con eluded by wishing a!l present a Happy New Year and pleasant holiday season.
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AKAROA HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4361, 3 January 1914
AKAROA HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4361, 3 January 1914
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