THOMPSON’S Garden Centre once again hosted the Isle of Wight Horticultural Association’s Summer Show, with the annual event receiving a record 146 entries.

Ian Stock dominated the chrysanthemum category, netting first and second prize, with his one-bloom formations wowing the judges.

Ron Tomlin and Gerry Smith also impressed with their stem-based compositions, offering an interesting contrast to the blooms on show.

Mr Stock also returned to winning ways in the fruit and vegetable classes, with his root vegetables providing a talking point for those in attendance.

Peter Masters dominated the potato section, winning all three classes.

Darren Everest dominated the dahlia section with his large and medium decorative vases, nabbing eleven of the top 16 places — an unprecedented haul.

Mr Everest, who recently came fourth in the National Dahlia Society Show, held at RHS Wisley Gardens, was presented with cups for most points in show and most points in the dahlia classes.

In other highlights, David Hayden and Dawn Everest impressed in the flowering pot plants section, securing six of the seven prizes on offer, with only Natalie Kelly able to scupper their collective clean sweep as she took gold with her orchid.

A string of artistic submissions from Margaret Cope ensured she scored a hat-trick of first places in the floral art category.

Her exhibit using flowers, foliage and vegetables was particularly stunning.