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Kendal AGS/SRGC Show 14th March 2020
« on: February 28, 2020, 07:40:34 PM »
Alpine Plant  Show  & Plant Fair  Kendal 14th March 2020   plant  sales  from 10am -3.30pm, Show  Hall opens about  11am.
Kirkbie Kendal School, Lound  Road, Kendal  LA9 7EQ

Organised  by the  Alpine  Garden Society in conjunction with Scottish Rock Garden Club

AGS/SRGC members  Free, non-members  entry  £3.

Specialist  nurseries  in attendance …… Aberconwy,  Edrom,  Harperley Hall,  Hartside, Kevock,  Laneside Hardy Orchids,   Pottertons, Slack Top. Summerdale House.

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Re: Kendal AGS/SRGC Show 14th March 2020
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2020, 01:36:11 PM »

Coronavirus Statement from Alpine  Garden Society
March 6, 2020

"The health and wellbeing of people attending AGS events is top priority for the Society. We are monitoring the situation with coronavirus very closely and following all advice from government and health authorities.
AGS Shows & Events Continue

In line with current advice, all AGS shows and tours are due to continue as planned. Should the advice from the authorities change, we will take appropriate measures and notify any affected parties straight away. You can read the government’s coronavirus action plan here.
Feeling Unwell?

At this time of year, cold and flu viruses are common. As of 9am on 5th March, there were only 115 confirmed cases of coronavirus among the UK’s population of 66.4 million people. Given these figures, if you feel unwell it is far more likely that you have cold or flu than coronavirus.

If you have reason to suspect that you have been exposed to coronavirus, the government asks that you call the NHS’s 111 service (and do not go to your GP or hospital). Most cases of coronavirus can be treated with over the counter medications and isolation at home while the affected person recovers.

Everday Measures to Stay Well

Everyday measures that the AGS advises everyone to take to stay fit and healthy include:

    Wash hands thoroughly and frequently, especially before eating, or use hand sanitiser when handwashing is not possible
    Catch coughs and sneezes in tissues and immediately throw them away or catch them in the crook of your arm
    Stay at home if you feel unwell to keep other people healthy

These simple measure are very effective at reducing the spread of all viruses, including coronavirus. If we all take these measures, they should help to keep everyone fit and well. We will update you straight away should the situation change."
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Re: Kendal AGS/SRGC Show 14th March 2020
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2020, 12:35:30 PM »
From Hartside, one of the specialist nurseries attending the #Kendal Show 14-03-20: "Now the snow that fell overnight has thawed, we are sorting plants out for the joint Alpine Garden Society Scottish Rock Garden Club Show at Kirkby Kendal School, Kendal on Saturday, lots of excellent Show plants and Nurseries selling a wonderful selection of Alpines"

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Re: Kendal AGS/SRGC Show 14th March 2020
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2020, 04:01:38 PM »
It is planned  for the  Kendal Show  to go ahead  on Saturday 14th March 2020 - but the  RHS Joint  Rock Committee  meeting  has  been cancelled.
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Re: Kendal AGS/SRGC Show 14th March 2020
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2020, 08:07:30 AM »
Difficult to see the logic of cancelling  one and not  the other? I'm still going but  wonder if it's the right thing to do. Should  we be thinking  of online shows this spring?

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Re: Kendal AGS/SRGC Show 14th March 2020
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2020, 12:55:26 PM »
My understanding is that joint rock cancelled because some members decided not to travel. Am on my way to Kendal now to help with setup later.
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Re: Kendal AGS/SRGC Show 14th March 2020
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2020, 01:59:49 PM »
From Alpine  Garden Society March 13, 2020

The Kendal Plant Show on 14th March is going ahead as planned in line with government advice.

The Kendal Plant Show, brought to you by the Scottish Rock Garden Club and the AGS, will go ahead tomorrow as planned. It will begin at 10am in Kirbie Kendal School, Kendal (near the Lake District).

The show will feature a range of specialist alpine plants as exhibitors battle it out for sought-after medals and trophies. It will also feature quality plants for sale from nine specialist nurseries under one roof.
Coronavirus Actions

Questions have been raised over whether this show will go ahead due to coronavirus concerns. The AGS would like to make clear that, in line with the latest government advice, the Kendal Plant Show will continue as planned. The only difference is that the Joint Rock Garden Plant Committee Meeting that would usually take place at this event has been postponed.

We ask that anyone with a high temperature or new, continuous cough stay away from the show. We also ask that attendees be extra vigilant about ensuring hands are washed regularly to keep surfaces clean.
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Re: Kendal AGS/SRGC Show 14th March 2020
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2020, 02:15:56 PM »
Some  photos  from the  Kendal Show   today  posted on Facebook- the  first  by  Rob Potterton ...
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now a  few  from Ian Smith...




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Re: Kendal AGS/SRGC Show 14th March 2020
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2020, 02:29:45 PM »
A couple  of  nurseries  expected  to attend  the  Kendal Show  today  pulled  out from the  event - this  will be happening  everywhere in the  next  while.
Whether  or  not  nurseries  decide  to withdraw from any  events, or  the  events  themselves  are  cancelled, please  bear in mind  that  these  specialist  nurseries  do not  have  an easy  time  of  business  at the  best  of  times, and  many  will  lose  substantial percentages  of their  income because of this  situation, as  I have  just  been reading  about  on social media  from Tonkin's  Nursery  in  Australia.  Without  these  nurseries  we  would also lose  out in a  major  fashion as  hobby  growers  - saving the  nurseries  is  definitely  in our  own interest!

 Be  kind-  use  mail order  where  you  can! 


Handy  list .....  ....http://files.srgc.net/journals/NurseryListSRGC.pdf   
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Re: Kendal AGS/SRGC Show 14th March 2020
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2020, 03:24:57 PM »
Some  more  photos  lifted from Ian Smith on FB!
 
Frank Hoyle looking  suitably  delighted with another  Farrer  Medal win at  AGS/SRGC
show  today at  Kendal with this large and  wonderful Saxifraga- a  lovely  smile  from a  happy  exhibitor!

Congratulations, Frank!

This Shortia  was  shown by  the  Bookeroo  - sadly  Cliiff isn't  feeling too well so his  plant was  prepared  by  Sue  and  taken to the  show  by  Norman Davies - and  got  a  red ticket too!
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This  is  a  3  pan Dionysia entry - how  smart  it  is!


 Well done  to Alan Oatway  and  his  team for  managing to  have  a  great show  under  difficult  circumstances !!
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Re: Kendal AGS/SRGC Show 14th March 2020
« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2020, 06:06:04 PM »
Frank Hoyle's winning  Sax is Saxifraga 'Coolock Gem' - a  well-grown specimen  of the  cultivar  raised  by  Jim Almond.  Congrats  to  both!
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Re: Kendal AGS/SRGC Show 14th March 2020
« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2020, 08:16:06 AM »
first two snaps of Frank Hoyle's superb large 6 pan entry which won the AGS Sewell medal  - the Farrer medal plant  is the white saxifrage.
Don Peace again won the Hollett trophy for most firsts  in the open section  with 19 points. Brian Burrow's Iris willmottiana won the Duncan Lowe award for best plant in a 19cm pot and the 90th anniversary award. David Millward's Helichrysum coralloides won the Kirby cup for a foliage plant.
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Re: Kendal AGS/SRGC Show 14th March 2020
« Reply #12 on: March 15, 2020, 08:35:23 AM »
Bob Worsley's  Hepatica acutiloba took the Clarkson trophy for best Ranunculaceae. He also received a cert of merit for Fritillaria ariana x bucharica. Another merit cert went to Alan Spenceley for Trillium nivale. Diane Clement received a merit cert for Fritillaria wendelboi while Derek Pickard received one for Dionysia freitagii
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Re: Kendal AGS/SRGC Show 14th March 2020
« Reply #13 on: March 15, 2020, 08:42:22 AM »
Frank Dobson won the Michael Roberts trophy for section 2 as well as an SRGC bronze medal. Andrew Ward won the David Mowle award for best bulb in sections 2 & 3 with Fritillaria sewerzowii. local grower Pat Murphy won the Reginald Kay trophy for section 3.
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Re: Kendal AGS/SRGC Show 14th March 2020
« Reply #14 on: March 15, 2020, 08:44:38 AM »
That 6 pan from Frank is simply fantastic!

 


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