Rose & Flower Show “Downton Abbey Traditions”
June 18, 2014 Awards List
|1. Best Rose in the show
||The Maud Hill Silver Bowl
|2. Best Large Flowered Rose
||Red Rose Tea Trophy (Sec. A)
|3. Best Clustered Flowered Rose
||The Margaret and Cecil Wright Trophy (Sec. B)
|| Maureen Coleby
|4. Best Climbing Rose
||The Charlotte & Harold DeLagran Award (Sec.C)
|5. Best Miniature Rose
||The Bob Whitlock Award (Sec D &E)
|6. Best Antique Rose
||The Harry McGee Award (Sec.F)
|7. Best Shrub Rose
||The Evelyn & Melvin Jenkinson Award (Sec. H)
|8. Best Overall in Design Classes
||The Reg & Ruth Dodson Award (Sec.L)
|9. Highest Points in Design Classes
||The Joyce McGee Award (Sec.L)
|| Crystal Trojec
|10. Highest Points in Cut Flowers
||The Mary Galloway Award (Sec.K)
|11. Highest Points in the Show
||The Lambeth Horticultural Society Award
|12. Highest Points for Roses entered by a Novice
||The Wm. Saunders Rose Society Award
Poster R&F show 2014
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ATTENTION ALL GARDENERS!
Pollinators are the animals that pollinate over 90% of all flowering plants, and primarily include bees, flies, buterlfies, moths, and other insects. “These beneficial insects are under pressure from loss of habitat, loss of food sources, disease, and pesticides” Pollination Guelph
According to a recent study by the Friends of the Earth, most of the plants sold at garden centres are contaminated by pesticides called NEONICOTINOIDS. Neonicotinoids are poisons that impair the nervous system of insects and are linked to the decline of pollinators. Neonicotinoids permeate all parts of a plant including the nectar and pollen. Unfortunately, pollinators collect this poisoned nectar and pollen to bring back to others in their hives and dwellings.
WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP:
Grow bee-friendly plants, preferably native species, in your gardens.
Ask garden centres to sell neonicotinoid-free vegetable and bedding plants. Let the nursery know you will not buy plants grown with these pesticides.
More information at the Ontario Beekeepers Association.
Purchase organic vegetable and bedding plants or grow your plants from untreated seeds for your vegetable and flower gardens.
Buy organic food whenever possible. Organic growing methods are much less harmful to pollinators.
A.C.E. (Advisory committee to the environment) has approached the City of London on providing more forage and habitat areas in park lands and the creation of habitat corridors between forage areas.