Top trophy for daffodil champion

Champion daffodil grower Colin Gilman added another trophy to his haul at the Norfolk showground by winning the national trophy.Mr Gilman, of Mousehold Avenue, Norwich, who travelled to London to compete in the Royal Horticultural Society's daffodil show, won the supreme title, the Richardson Trophy, with his entry of 12 cultivars of narcissi.

Champion daffodil grower Colin Gilman added another trophy to his haul at the Norfolk showground by winning the national trophy.

Mr Gilman, of Mousehold Avenue, Norwich, who travelled to London to compete in the Royal Horticultural Society's daffodil show, won the supreme title, the Richardson Trophy, with his entry of 12 cultivars of narcissi.

Mr Gilman won several trophies and Paul Payne, from Postwick, won the Daffodil Society's award for best bloom at Costessey.

They have both been invited to judge at the RHS's show at Wisley on Tuesday, April 24.


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Mr Payne, who is a former three time winner of the Richardson trophy, will be competing at the next Daffodil Society's show at Leamington Spa on April 20.

The winner of a garden design competition for children between 5 and 13 was Imogen Leeder, aged seven, of Beeeston Primary School.

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The design will be created at the Royal Norfolk Show by Easton College students. Notcutts Garden Centre is supplying the plants.

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