Chrysanthemum show

Leaders of the Beverley and District Chrysanthemum Society are hoping for a bumper crop of entries for their late flowering show on Sunday November 4.

After a disappointing summer growing season, they say that late flowering chrysanthemums have fared better than early blooms and they are hoping for a good display of chrysanthemums and vegetables.

They are appealing for younger members join them, and urging more people to enter the classes for cookery, children and floral art.

Spokesman Geoff Gooding said entries in the floral art classes have been so low in recent years that this year’s competition is likely to be the last.

But he is hoping that children and keen cooks will show off their skills by entering some of those classes.

“We get some entries for cookery, but we don’t get anywhere near as many as we would expect,” he said.

“Not everyone is up to making a pork pie, but I am sure most people could make mince pies or cheese scones, so why not have a try?”

The show will be held at the Cherry Lane Garden Centre (formerly Croft) at Tickton. Entries can be accepted up until the morning of the show.

For more details, or to enter, please ring Mr Gooding, tel (01482) 861333.