Letham Flower Show Coffee Morning

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Usual Stalls are Cake and Candy Stall, Bric a Brac, a Plant stall and a Book Stall along with a Tombola and Raffle.  So, please  come along and support us.

Donations for all the stalls will be gratefully received.  If you have any donations please contact Alison McDonald on 01337 810250 or any Committee member.

 

Usual Stalls are Cake and Candy Stall, Bric a Brac, a Plant stall and a Book Stall along with a Tombola and Raffle.  So, please  come along and support us.

Donations for all the stalls will be gratefully received.  If you have any donations please contact Alison McDonald on 01337 810250 or any Committee member.

Volunteers Welcome

We would be delighted to welcome anyone who would like to come along and help at both at the Coffee Morning in May and at our Annual Show in August.  If you are interested and available please contact Alison McDonald, Secretary 01337 810250.

2018 Flower Show Schedules Now Available

The Flower Show Schedules are now available and collectors should be coming to your door soon. If you cannot wait we have added an electronic version to this site.

Volunteers Welcome

We would be delighted to welcome anyone who would like to come along and help at both at the Coffee Morning in May and at our Annual Show in August.  If you are interested and available please contact Alison McDonald, Secretary 01337 810250.

2018 Flower Show Schedules Now Available

The Flower Show Schedules are now available and collectors should be coming to your door soon. If you cannot wait we have added an electronic version to this site.

GARDEN COMPETITION RESULTS 2017

 
 
LETHAM AND DISTRICT HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY
 
GARDEN COMPETITION RESULTS 2017
 
 
The Letham and District Horticultural Society’s Annual Garden Competition held on 1 August proved once again to be very popular.
 
Despite the poor growing conditions affecting all the competitors, the garden competition attracted an increased number of entries in all its sections. There were a number of new entrants which was very encouraging and the judge, Roy Daniels of Kirkcaldy had a difficult task in selecting the prize winners.
 
The Tubs and Hanging Basket category all presented a riot of colour and range of flowers and the judge commented on the good use of both plants and colour in the displays.
 
The Landscaped Garden Competition as always proved popular with a large variety of designs and themes with all the gardens showing a vibrant display of colour, foliage and well-maintained lawns.
 
The Vegetable Gardens provided proof of the quality, variety and quantity of produce the keen gardeners had grown.
 
The hard work and enthusiasm of the competitors made it a rewarding day for the judge and the quality of the flowers and vegetables seen in the competition suggests there will be some close competition for those entering the 115th Annual Flower Show at Letham Village Hall on Saturday 12 August which opens to the public at 2.00pm.
 
Can we remind any entrants that our Cut Flower Section is an Open category to any resident within Fife. Any queries to Alison McDonald, Secretary Telephone 01337 810250.
 
 
 


 
 
LETHAM AND DISTRICT HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY
 
GARDEN COMPETITION RESULTS
 
2017
 
PRIZE WINNERS
 
 
Best kept and cropped Vegetable Garden
Winner receives the Paterson Shield
 
1st – Miss A Irvine, Prosen, Coaltown of Burnturk
2nd – Mr L Wheelans, 12 Lorraine Drive, Cupar
3rd= – Mr J. Duncan, 1 Lomond Crescent, Falkland
Mr D Ellis, 8 Crawford Park, Springfield
 
 
Best Kept Flower Plot
Winner receives the Brunton-Kidd Medal
 
1st – Mr A Lumsden, Carrack, Brighton Road, Cupar
2nd Mrs J Ellis, 8 Crawford Park, Springfield
 
 
Best Landscaped Garden
 
LARGE GARDENS
 
1st – Lady J. Spencer-Nairn, Barham, Bow of Fife
2nd= – Mr & Mrs J Hutchison, Collairnie House
Mrs J Guy, Crawley House. Springfield
3rd – Mr D Dallas, Monimail Road, Letham
 
COTTAGE GARDENS
 
1st – Mrs C Sutherland, Catherine Cottage, Giffordtown
2nd – Mrs J Ellis, 8 Crawford Park, Springfield
3rd – Mr Ronaldson, Roselea Terrace, Ladybank
 
 
 
 
 
 
Best Onion Bed
 
 
1st Mr J Duncan, 1 Lomond Crescent, Falkland
2nd               Mr L Wheelans, 12 Lorraine Drive, Cupar
3rd Mr B Lawrie, Main Street, Dunshalt
 
Best Onion Sets
 
 
1st – Miss A Irvine, Prosen, Coaltown of Burnturk
2nd               Mr L Wheelans, 12 Lorraine Drive, Cupar
3rd – Mr D Ellis, 8 Crawford Park, Springfield
 
Best Tub or Pedestal of Flowers
 
1st     – Mr T Tasker, Park House, Pitlessie
2nd – Mrs J Ellis, 8 Crawford Park, Springfield
3rd= – Mrs C Sutherland, Catherine Cottage, Giffordtown
Mr R McConnell, Sawmill Cottage, Coaltown of Burnturk

 
 
Best Hanging Basket of Flowers
Winner receives the D & J Drummond Shield
 
1st – Mrs J Ellis, 8 Crawford Park, Springfield
2nd = – Mr R McConnell, Sawmill Cottage, Coaltown of Burnturk
Mr S Player, Rankeilour Mains, Bow of Fife
3rd Mrs V Fenton, Ballantager, Letham
 

Letham Flower Show 2017 (Children’s Category)

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Well done to all those who entered the recent Letham Primary School Children’s Sunflower and Potato Growing Competitions.
 
The Potato Growing Competition, sponsored very generously by Freuchie Garden Centre, proved very popular and attracted 21 entries and the winners were 1st Skye Cuthbert Bow of Fife (1148g); 2nd Logan Fenton, Ballantager, Letham (951g) and 3rd Fraser Armstrong, Letham (836g).
 
There were also 21 sunflowers entered and the winners were 1st Sam Brincat, Letham (height 225cm); 2nd Madeline Smiles Letham (height 220 cm); and 3rd Rory Hamilton, Letham, (height 217.5 cm)
 
Hopefully this enthusiasm from the children will attract a good entry to the Childrens' Section of the annual Letham and District Horticultural Society Flower Show and Industrial Exhibition taking place in the Letham Village Hall on Saturday 12 August.  For those wishing to attend the Show it opens to the public at 2.00 pm.

BLOOMING GREAT DAY AT LETHAM FLOWER SHOW

There was a fantastic entry this year at the 114th Letham & District Horticultural Society’s Annual Flower Show and Industrial Exhibition held on Saturday 13th August. There was a total of 633 entries, the third highest entry in the last 20 years!

This along with the sunny day and the steady stream of visitors in attendance made it a most successful event. The stormy gales of the previous days meant the marquee could not be erected and all exhibits were held in the Village Hall.

It is always encouraging to see a large entry in the Children’s Section and this year was no exception with 148 entries.

In the under 5’s all the categories proved popular with some very imaginative sponge print paintings and delicious edible necklaces.

The 5-8 category was the most popular category with some fantastic vegetable caterpillars, lovely decorated boxes and intricate Lego models.

In the 9-12 category there was fierce competition between three young ladies with some very imaginative wind chimes, fantastic edible creatures, and highly decorated boxes.

In the open section for all age-groups, all classes proved popular with most entries in the floating flower heads and miniature gardens. The category for a photograph of a seaside theme which showed some fantastic different shots from crabs to toes wiggling in the sand! These were closely followed by the decorated stone category and the collages of a Space theme which showed a great display of imaginative designs.

There was a good number of entries in the Vegetable Section despite the lack of good ripening weather with broad beans, beetroots, courgettes, peas, potatoes and rhubarb being the most popular entries.

The Pot Plant section was popular with the more unusual exhibits of orchids and cacti. But the standout exhibit was an outstanding red begonia There were also beautiful fuchsia, coleus and unusual but striking insectivorous plants.

The Cut Flower section showed a colourful array of antirrhinums, pinks, gladioli, marigolds and pansies. But far and away the most popular entries were in the sweet pea category.

The floral theme continued in the Decorative Section which was well entered in every category with the competitors showing imaginative use of flowers and foliage in their displays including the ever popular bowls of floating flower heads. There were very impressive novel arrangements of artificial flowers incorporating horse-shoes, imaginative fresh foliage arrangements and some very delicate miniature arrangements in bottle tops.

In the Rural section the theme was “The Garden” and the ladies had certainly put their expert skills to full use with beautifully designed and imaginatively decorated flower pots, exquisitely sewn kneeling pads and gorgeous floral arrangements in watering cans. Edible entries consisted of mouth-watering quiches and pots of raspberry jam.

Although marks are not awarded for the display each Rural had ensured that their entry was beautifully and imaginatively displayed to convey the Garden Theme

The Handicrafts Section was well entered in every category and entries showed a range of practical and decorative skills. The more popular categories were knitted gloves, matinee jackets, cross stitch pictures, Christmas cards and the jewellery item category.

The Baking Section proved very popular with a good spread of edible entries. Staples such as scones, rock cakes and fruit loaves were most popular. However, there were even two entries in the new Forfar Bridie category – the bakers in Forfar beware!

The Jams and Jellies proved as popular as ever with lemon curd, raspberry jam, strawberry jam and chutneys being the most popular

All the above could have easily been washed down with the selection of wines, beers, ciders and liqueurs with the highest category being in the liqueur category with a very diverse range of liqueurs being entered.

The Fruit Section again was well supported with blackcurrants being by far the most popular category entered.

The Produce Section showed a good number of eggs entered with duck eggs winning the diploma.

The theme for this year’s Photographic Section was “Flowers” and proved extremely popular with some fantastic colourful photos of flowers in all sorts of close ups.

Finally, at the culmination of the Show there was a three-way tie for the most points overall between Tom Nelson, Cuparmuir, Miss Alison Irvine, Coaltown of Burnturk and Mrs Helen Ramsay, Kingskettle with the Betty Hay Trophy being awarded finally to Mr Tom Nelson, Cuparmuir for having the most firsts.

The sales table run by Miss Wilson, Ladybank proved to be popular with broccoli donated by Mrs E Crombie, Westhall.

Afternoon teas were provided by the ladies in the kitchen who did a sterling job serving a steady flow of thirsty visitors.

Outdoor games of putting, tub ball and horseshoe throwing was run by Alison Irvine and Innes Service and proved popular with a large number of children and grown-up children alike.

Trophies were presented by Honorary President Mrs Evelyn Crombie and young Millie Armstrong of Letham then presented Mrs Crombie with a bouquet of flowers as a thank you from the Society.

Willie Fenton, on behalf of the Society, thanked all the competitors, helpers and visitors who made the Show possible and for making it such a success.

The Show was rounded off with an auction of exhibits that had been very kindly donated by the competitors thus closing what had been a very successful 114th Show.

 

Whilst all possible care has been taken hopefully there are no errors but we woud be happy if people could let us know if they spot any.

 

The Flower Show Committee would like to thank all those who helped organise the Show, set up the hall and then at the end of the day take down the staging and tables and finally a big thank you to all who entered and made the Show a big success.

GARDEN COMPETITION RESULTS 2016

LETHAM AND DISTRICT HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY’S

GARDEN COMPETITION RESULTS 2016

 

The Letham and District Horticultural Society’s Annual Garden Competition held on 2 August proved once again to be very popular.

Despite the erratic weather conditions swinging from heavy downpours to lack of sunshine to bring on the vegetables and flowers, the competition attracted a decent number of entries in all its sections, including some new entrants, giving the judge, Roy Daniels of Kirkcaldy a difficult task in selecting the prize winners.

The Tubs and Hanging Basket category all presented a riot of colour and range of flowers and the judge commented on the good use of both plants and colour in the displays.

The Landscaped Garden Competition as always proved popular with a large variety of designs and themes with all the gardens showing a vibrant display of colour, foliage and well maintained lawns.

The Vegetable Gardens provided proof of the quality, variety and quantity of produce the keen gardeners had grown.

The hard work and enthusiasm of the competitors made it a rewarding day for the judge and the quality of the flowers and vegetables seen in the competition suggests their will be some close competition for those entering the 114th Annual Flower Show at Letham Village Hall on Saturday 13 August which opens to the public at 2.00pm.

Can we remind any entrants that our Cut Flower Section is an Open category to any resident within Fife. Any queries to Alison McDonald, Secretary Telephone 01337 810250.

 

LETHAM AND DISTRICT HORTICULTURAL  

GARDEN COMPETITION RESULTS 2016

 

PRIZE WINNERS

 

Best kept and cropped Vegetable Garden

Winner receives the Paterson Shield

1st – Miss A Irvine, Prosen, Coaltown of Burnturk

2nd – Mr J. Duncan, 1 Lomond Crescent, Falkland

3rd – Mr L Wheelans, 12 Lorraine Drive, Cupar

 

Best Kept Flower Plot

Winner receives the Brunton-Kidd Medal

1st  – Mrs A Adams, 9 Muir Place, Freuchie

 

Best Landscaped Garden

LARGE GARDENS

1st – Lady J. Spencer-Nairn, Barham, Bow of Fife

2nd – Mr & Mrs J Hutchison, Collairnie House

3rd  – Mr D Dallas, Monimail Road, Letham

 

COTTAGE GARDENS

1st – Miss L Rosser, Eden House, Freuchie

2nd – Mrs C Sutherland, Catherine Cottage, Giffordtown

3rd = – Mr J Duncan, 1 Lomond Crescent, Falkland

and  Mr Ronaldson, Roselea Terrace, Ladybank

 

Best Onion Bed

1st Mr J Duncan, 1 Lomond Crescent, Falkland

 

Best Onion Sets

1st – Miss A Irvine, Prosen, Coaltown of Burnturk

2nd   Mr L Wheelans, 12 Lorraine Drive, Cupar

3rd – Mr J Duncan, 1 Lomond Crescent , Falkland
Best Tub or Pedestal of Flowers

1st  – Mr R McConnell, Sawmill Cottage, Coaltown of Burnturk

2nd – Mrs A Adams, 9 Muir Place, Freuchie

3rd – Mrs C Sutherland, Catherine Cottage, Giffordtown

 

Best Hanging Basket of Flowers

Winner receives the D & J Drummond Shield

1st – Mrs A Adams, 9 Muir Place, Freuchie

2nd = – Mr R McConnell, Sawmill Cottage, Coaltown of Burnturk

Mrs L Lawrie, Main Street, Dunshalt

3rd Mr T Tasker, Park House, Pitlessie

 

Letham Flower Show- Childrens’ Sunflower and Potato Competition

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Well done to all those who entered the recent Letham Primary School Children’s Sunflower and Potato Growing Competitions.
The Potato Growing Competition, sponsored very generously by Freuchie Garden Centre, was run for the first time this year. This proved popular and attracted 17 entries and the winners were 1st Millie Armstrong, Letham (2053g); 2nd Fraser Armstrong, Letham (1751g) and 3rd Cameron Service, Collessie (896g).

There were 19 sunflowers entered and the winners were 1st Fraser Armstrong, Letham (height 297cm); 2nd= Millie Armstrong, Letham and Madeline Smiles, Letham (height 263 cm); 3rd – Anna Taylor, Letham, (height 237 cm)

Hopefully this enthusiasm from the children will attract a good entry to the Childrens’ Section of the annual Letham and District Horticultural Society Flower Show and Industrial Exhibition in the Letham Village Hall on Saturday 13 August. The show opens to the public at 2.00 pm.