Just when I wasn’t looking….
Last night (Tuesday) the Caley held its AGM and award ceremony. Unusually it was held in the Royal Scots Club in Edinburgh but it did not deter the attendees. After the formal business of approving the annual report and the annual accounts, plus the appointment of new Council members for the coming year, the attention moved to the award winners.
Scottish Horticultural Medal: Carole Baxter (yes it is the one on Beechgrove Garden)
Dr Patrick Neill Medal: Dr Mark Watson (leader of Major Flora team at RBGE)
Queen Mother’s Memorial Medal: Lindsay Morrison (Inwood Garden)
Dr Andrew Duncan Medal: Sandra Maclennan (Forres in Bloom)
Certificates of Merit:
– Constance Gilleghan (RCHS Publications)
– Jim Laurie (Corsock House, Castle Douglas)
– Nan Henderson (RCHS and childrens involvement in gardening)
– Peter Guthrie (National Vegetable Society)
Student of the Year/Carter Patterson Memorial Medal and Denise Henry Prize: Finulla McCloskey
Student Certificate of Merit: Fiona Fitzelle
So what happened when the President wasnt looking? Well it was pretty late by the time the President got home. She awoke on Wednesday morning to the bright smiling face of Narcissus ‘Lemon Silk’! The pot was in the cool conservatory but had clearly taken advantage of her being away from the house to put on an rather unexpected display.