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Hosta Day and Annual General Meeting

Left to right: John Carr (new Chairman), Robert Barlow (North Staffordshire Hostas) and Dave Loynds (retiring Chairman) ; choosing hostas; and auctioneer Stephen Baker with assistant Jonathan Hogarth (all photos Marjorie Sturman)

Saturday's successful Hosta Day, hosted by North Staffordshire Hostas and including a garden visit, an opportunity to buy hostas and an evening talk, was followed on the Sunday by the AGM. At the end of the AGM, the Chairman presented the Society's annual awards. This year George Feltrup received the Peter Fernyhough Plate for his displays for Bowden Hostas, Paul Harris received the Dick Kitchingman Salver for the promotion of Hemerocallis at Great Dixter and Stephen Baker received the Eric Smith Rosebowl for the promotion of Hosta through Hosta 'Andy Murray' and the Dunblane Hosta Walk. The Newbold Hosta Vase was awarded to Mike Shadrack for Hosta 'Vanilla Chip' while the Newbold Hemerocallis Vase was awarded to Nick Peirce for Hemerocallis 'Vectis Nora Malone'. The Grenfell/Grounds Cup, for Service to the Society, was awarded jointly to Dave and Margaret Loynds.

Photo of members inspecting the field trial  Chris Dyason
Evaluating the field trial
Chris Dyason

G is for ...

Gardening Scotland, Gardeners World Live (GWL), the Great Yorkshire Show and Great Dixter: all wonderful venues where BHHS members have been involved over the last few weeks.

Brookfield Plants won Gold medals at Gardening Scotland and GWL, Mickfield Hostas won a Silver Gilt Flora medal at GWL and Bowden Hostas won a Silver medal at Gardening Scotland and a Silver Flora medal at GWL. At the Great Yorkshire Show, the Eastern Counties group won a Silver Gilt medal while Sue Proctor Plants won a Gold medal. 

There were no medals to award at Great Dixter, but members of the Society revisited the Field Trial and were most impressed by the progress of plants during the two seasons of the Trial.


Photo of Hosta 'Golden Sculpture' © David Loynds
Hosta 'Golden Sculpture'
David Loynds

Plant Profile

This month's Plant Profile of Hosta 'Golden Sculpture' comes from David Loynds.

David writes:

The original plant had been thrown away but was rescued by Ken Anderson and later, in 1982, registered as 'Golden Sculpture'.

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