11:00AM, Monday 12 August 2013
Fuchsia enthusiasts converged on Gardener's Hall, Windsor on Saturday to contribute their entries to the annual exhibition of the popular plants there.
The 100 entries produced for the show in the St Leonard's Road hall kept judge Hazel Blackburn busy.
The Windsor and Slough Chrysanthemum, Fuchsia and Pelargornium Society stages four shows a year. This weekend it was the turn of the fuchsia growers.
Veteran entrant Ray Birt scooped seven prizes and Sid Garcia three with six other winners earning a prize each. Although entry numbers were slightly down on last year there was some new faces among the novice winners, including Danny Woolgar who earned a British Fuchsia Society blue rosette for producing the best pot.
Former Mayor of Windsor and Maidenhead Sandra Hopkins, who is vice-president of the society came along to present the prizes.
It was the 114th year the society has presented its shows in the town.
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