Keen gardener, Rosemary Bell from Blandford, Dorset, won first prize for her English hybrid, Narcissus ‘Sherborne’, at the Blandford and District Horticultural Society on Thursday 24 April 2014. Mike Burks, managing director of The Gardens Group, presented Rosemary with a bottle of wine and a first prize certificate after judging the many entries of stunning double daffodils at the United Reform Church in Blandford.
Former president of the society, JW Blanchard from Shillingstone, bred the Narcissus ‘Sherborne’ in May 2013, and to say thank you to Mr Blanchard, Castle Gardens, part of The Gardens Group, donated 30 bulbs for the members to cultivate at home.
Mike Burks explains: “When I arrived to give a talk about gardening trends to the society, I was greeted with a table full of golden daffodils to judge. Rosemary’s shone out for me, as they were really tall stems with large puffball trumpets.”