Despite the Sustained Poor Weather - the Show went on in Wigginton!

Wigginton Spring ShowYear after year the Wigginton Gardeners' Association Spring Show has been a chance to admire and show off flowers and blossoms. And so it was again this year - but only just!

The show was held, as in previous years, in the Village Hall in Chesham Road, and took place on Saturday April 7th.

With cold snaps, beasts from the east, rain, snow, frost and more rain, germination and growth were very late this year and blooms were in short supply. The cold weather was somewhat intensified too by Wigginton's height of 730 feet above sea level, nearly the highest part of Hertfordshire, though this is in fact in Pavis Wood (height 801 feet above sea level) a mile away at Hastoe near Shire Lane.

Still, the intrepid gardeners of Wigginton managed to put on a pleasing show, albeit with somewhat fewer entries than usual. Daffodils seemed to cope better with the difficult weather, but there were also some splendid camellias and, from an especially sheltered and sunny spot in one garden, three tulips had emerged and flowered.

Wigginton CamelliasLess inhibited were the childrens creations - home-made biscuits, cakes and flower arrangements "in unusual containers". And for the adult cooks, high quality marmalade, lemon meringue pies, cakes and savoury biscuits.

More cakes, tea, scones, cream and jam were available and enjoyed as usual.

Roger Wyborn officiated at the prize giving and the award of cups, drew the raffle and announced details of the Association's Summer Outing.

This year there is to be a Coach Trip to Marks Hall Garden and Country Show on Sunday 22nd July. 0845 departure from the Playing Fields Car-Park and return to Wigginton at approximately 1700.

Tickets will be on a "first come, first served" basis, cost £17 and are available from Roger Wyborn at Lilac Cottage in Wigginton Bottom (tel: 826876). Cheques payable to "Wigginton Gardeners' Association" with your order.