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.

Waiting/Parking Restrictions 7th-11th Aug 17

Cllr Heer has kindly notified us of a temporary waiting restriction on The Row, Letham (for some reason Council officials didnt see fit to advise those of us that actually live in the village!) It is in force daytime Monday- Friday on 7th -11th August 2017. Whilst the order is in force it doesn’t mean that it will apply the whole length of the Row at the same time- it is to allow installation of the new lamposts.

 

Letham Gymkhana 2017

SUNDAY 20TH AUGUST 2017

This year’s Gymkhana is being run in partnership with Fife Riding Club at their club field in Glenrothes (just off the A92 at Western Avenue).  Fife Riding Club have some great facilities with eight acres of grass, two large all weather arenas, a spring turf arena and a sand schooling area.  The club holds regular events for members and a number of open shows throughout the year.  For more info and directions go to http://www.fife-riding-club.co.uk

The Letham Gymkhana schedule is now ready, so you can start planning for the day. Remember that you can save a bit of money by entering in advance to get a reduction in your entry fees.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Click here for the –  Gymkhana schedule 2017

Click here for a poster to display at your yard –  Poster 2017

Bus Service Review- A Call To Arms

Following received from Fife Council. Be under no illusion, the driver of this review is money. We have already lost our X54 service so lets fight to keep our last lifeline services- fill in the survey. 

Fife Council wants to hear from North East Fife bus users. 

In the 2016/17 year Fife Council spent over £2.1 million on supported bus services for North East Fife and we need to be sure that we continue to provide services where & when they are needed and that they represent good value for money.

 

We need your help to do that. We’re looking for feedback on which subsidised bus services operating in north east Fife are most important to you. We’ll be consulting from Monday 8 May until Friday 30 June 2017.

 

All comments received will be considered when contracts for subsidised bus routes are renewed in August 2018.

 

The bus services that are currently subsidised or partly subsidised in North East Fife are:

 

· Moffat & Williamson – Go Flexi (F3, F4, F5, F6), 92, 92A

· Stagecoach – 24, 77, 41, 41B, 41C, 47, 53, 64, 64A, 66, 67, 67A, 66B, 68, 68A, 68B, 94, 94A, 95

 

“We need people to tell us the places they want to go to by bus and when they’ll be travelling there”, said Colin Hamilton, Service Manager for Passenger Transport Services.

 

He continued: “Many people rely on bus services to get to work, college, health appointments and to access shopping and leisure facilities.

 

“I encourage all bus users in North east Fife to have their say by filling out a survey; it should only take two minutes. That way, we can make sure we’re providing services that people really need.”

 

During May and June, we’ll be carrying out ‘on-bus’ surveys with passengers using these routes. Surveys are also available:

               

online at www.fifedirect.org.uk/bussurvey, or

by phoning 03451 55 55 55 ext 444366 and we’ll post a survey out to you.