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Show Schedule 2020

To enter, submit the class number(s) to the show secretary Gwyneth Rowlands (removing the [ ] to prevent spam): gmr113@hotmail[removethis].co.uk

Section A - Vegetables - MEMBERS ONLY

Class 1: 5 tomatoes - 1 variety - stalks on

Class 2: 3 potatoes - 1 variety - white

Class 3: 3 potatoes - 1 variety -coloured

Class 4: 6 potatoes - 2 each of 3 different varieties

Class 5: 3 onions - globe - 1 variety - to pass through a 3" (7.5cm) ring

Class 6: 3 onions - flat - 1 variety - to pass through a 3 and 1/2" (9cm) ring

Class 7: 7 shallots - 1 variety - over 1" (2.5cm) diameter

Class 8: 7 shallots - 1 variety - to pass through a 1" (2.5cm) ring

Class 9: 3 beetroot - 1 variety - with 2" (5cm) stalks

Class 10: 3 carrots - 1 variety - with 2" (5cm) stalks

Class 11: 6 runner beans - 1 variety - with stalks

Class 12: 7 French beans - 1 variety - with stalks

Class 13: 2 Corn on the cob - leave silks on

Class 14: truss of green tomatoes

Class 15: truss of cherry tomatoes

Class 16: 2 leeks

Class 17: 1 cucumber

Class 18: 3 courgettes - 1 variety under 20 cm length

Class 19: Any other kind of vegetable - any number of a single variety

Class 20: Any four vegetables

Class 21: 3 kinds of vegetables used for a salad - any number - to fit on supplied plate

Class 22: vase of culinary herbs, minimum of 3 kinds

Section B - Fruit - MEMBERS ONLY

Class 23: 3 dessert apples - 1 variety - with stalks

Class 24: 3 cooking apples - 1 variety - with stalks

Class 25: 3 pears - 1 variety - with stalks

Class 26: plate of 3 mixed fruit

Class 27: any other kind of fruit

Class 28: 6 soft fruit - 1 variety - with stalks

Section C - Flowers - MEMBERS ONLY

Class 29: 3 blooms of large flowered roses

Class 30: Bowl of roses

Class 31: a specimen rose bloom floating in a glass (glass to be provided by exhibitor)

Class 32: 3 blooms of dahlias, mixed varieties

Class 33: 3 blooms of dahlias - 1 variety

Class 34: 1 specimen bloom of dahlia

Class 35: 1 specimen stem of pelargonium

Class 36: vase of annuals - 1 variety

Class 37: vase of annuals - mixed varieties

Class 38: 3 multi-flowered stems of cosmos

Class 39: 1 sunflower bloom

Class 40: vase of 3 stems fuchsia - mixed varieties

Class 41: 1 specimen stem of fuchsia

Class 42: Vase of any other kind of perennials, mixed, excluding above classes

Class 43: 6 stems foliage, minimum of 3 varieties

Class 44: fuchsia in a pot

Class 45: foliage pot plant, upto 8" (20cm) maximum size of pot 

Class 46: flowering pot plant, upto 8" (20cm) maximum size pot

Class 47: Succulent or cacti, upto 8" (20cm) maximum size pot

Section D - Novice aged 13 years and over - MEMBERS ONLY

A novice is a person who has not previous won the novice cup more than 3 times

Class 48: 3 runner beans - 1 variety - with stalks

Class 49: 3 onions - 1 variety

Class 50: 3 tomatoes - 1 variety

Class 52: any other kind of vegetable

Class 53: 2 apples - 1 variety -  dessert or cooking with stalks

Class 54: any other kind of fruit - 1 variety

Class 55: vase of mixed flowers

Class 56: vase of any one kind of flower

Section E - Domestic - OPEN TO RG4 RESIDENTS

All jars and screw top lids MUST be free from all commercial and trade marks (including sell by dates, bar codes etc). Only use wax disks on jam/curd/chutney if using a cellophane top (not a lid).  Plates will be supplied and must be used.  Please cover all produce (preferably with cling film).

Class 56: a jar of jam

Class 57: a jar of marmalade

Class 58: small bottle of fruit liqueur

Class 59: 2 savoury pasties

Class 60 : 1 loaf of soda bread

Class 61: 3 individual strawberry tarts

Class 62: Victoria sandwich, raspberry jam filling (no buttercream) caster sugar topping

Class 63: Carrot Cake.  Recipe must be followed:

Ingredients: 4 large eggs, 300g (10oz) granulated sugar, 275g (9oz) plain flour,  1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda, 1.5 teaspoons baking powder, 1.5 teaspoons ground cinnamon, 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, 225ml (8oz) sunflower oil, 350g (12oz) grated carrots, 100g 93.5oz chopped walnuts

For the icing: 100g 93.5oz) soft cheese, 25g (1oz) unsalted butter, 250g (8oz) icing sugar, 1 teaspon vanilla extract, zest of 1 lemon.

Preheat oven to 180C/350F/Gas mk4. Line a 20cm cake tin with greaseproof paper or grease with vegetable oil.

Beat the eggs until frothy then gradually whisk in the sugar and beat for 3-4 mins until thick and creamy.  Sift together the flour, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder and cinnamon then add to the batter with the vanilla extract and beat until just incorporated. Mix the carrots and oik together then fold into the batter with the walnuts.  Bake for 60-75 mins, after around 45 mins cover with tinfoin if the top is browning too much.  Remove from the oven and cool for 10mins before removing from the tin, allow to cool completely before icing.

To make the icing beat the cream cheese and butter until smooth, gradually add the icing sugar then beat in the vanilla extract and lemon zest.  Spread on top of the cake.

Section F - Special Classes - MEMBERS ONLY

Class 64: longest runner beam, first prize only

Class 65: ice-cream tub sized contained of home made compost

Class 66: 1 odd shaped vegetable, 1st prize only

Class 67: The Bob Turner Challenge Cup, senior citizens only.  2 dishes of different kinds of vegetables and 2 vases of different kinds of flowers

Class 68: The Jean Sawyer Cup, vase of mixed garden flowers

Section G - Handicraft - OPEN TO RG4 RESIDENTS

Class 69: colour photograph of "my garden", size 6" x 4" (15.25cm x 10.25cm) mounted on black card

Class 70: colour photograph entitled "Animal life", size 6" x 4" (15.25cm x 10.25cm) mounted on black card

Class 71: colour photograph entitled "Chimneys", size 6" x 4" (15.25cm x 10.25cm) mounted on black card

Class 72: a knitted item

Class 73: an embroidered item.

Class 74: a painting depicting nature, in any medium upto A3 size

Class 75: a handmade Christmas card

Class 76: an item made from clay

Section H - Floral Art -OPEN TO RG4 RESIDENTS

Classes 77, 78, and 79 - niches will be provided, height 24" (61cm), depth 15" (38cm), width 15" (38cm) at back opening to 24" (61cm) at front.

Class 77: "Fireworks", a arrangement using natural plant material, accessories allowed

Class 78: "Celebrations", an arrangement using natural plant materials, accessories allowed

Class 79: "Foliage", an arrangement using grasses and seeds, natural plant materials, accessories allowed

Class 80: "Seasonal table", exhibit not to exceed 10" (25cm) in height, width or depth 

Class 81: "Miniature", exhibit not to exceed 4" (10cm) in height, width or depth

Section I - Childrens - OPEN TO RG4 RESIDENTS

OPEN TO ALL CHILDREN 12 years and UNDER, age to be stated

Class 82: garden in a seed tray

Class 83: monster made from vegetables and/or fruit

Class 84: vase of any kind of flower

Class 85: any kind of vegetable (grown by the child)

Class 86: photo of you with your sunflower

Class 87: Cress growing in an unusual container

Class 88: a drawing of your family, maximum A4 size

Class 89: an edible necklace made using sweets, dried fruits etc

Class 90: 3 chocolate crispies cakes

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