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Re: Blackpool Show 2008
« Reply #30 on: March 17, 2008, 07:25:38 PM »
Thanks to Mick and Diane for the great pictures from Blackpool - it was great to meet you both pity there was not more time.

I have checked through my pictures to see what has not been shown so here are a few more from Blackpool

The first set are of the trade stands - I was blown away by the amount of flower that Ron McBeath had on his stand especially the Saxifragas. I did ask him if he could not find any well flowered plants to bring ;)
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Re: Blackpool Show 2008
« Reply #31 on: March 17, 2008, 07:28:22 PM »
A few general views of the benches.
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Re: Blackpool Show 2008
« Reply #32 on: March 17, 2008, 07:32:47 PM »
Now for a few plants.

Colchicum hungaricum
Tulipa cretica
Galanthus Kath Dryden
And one that I was delighted to see put on the bench by Don Peace Corydalis 'Craigton Red' one of mine :)
It only got a second but that was to Corydalis popovii the Farrer Medal plant.
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Re: Blackpool Show 2008
« Reply #33 on: March 17, 2008, 07:39:46 PM »
Specially for Luc and David seeing as they haven't interupted me:
My three entries.

From another post:
By the way David daffseek wasn't opening for me either.

Three nice little entries there Mick, well done. By the way Daffseek is working now.

Thanks for the pictures, hope the plants are as good at the South West AGS Show in Exeter next Saturday.
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Re: Blackpool Show 2008
« Reply #34 on: March 17, 2008, 08:36:16 PM »
The photos of the AGS Blackpool & Kent Show are on their website now.
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Re: Blackpool Show 2008
« Reply #35 on: March 18, 2008, 03:40:49 AM »
How could that superb Corydalis `Craigton Red' get only a second?

My great grandmother was born in Belper.
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Re: Blackpool Show 2008
« Reply #36 on: March 18, 2008, 07:49:45 AM »
How could that superb Corydalis `Craigton Red' get only a second?

Because it was up against the Corydalis popovii that won the Farrer.
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Re: Blackpool Show 2008
« Reply #37 on: March 18, 2008, 08:24:17 AM »
Oh well, fair enough I suppose. First equal though?
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Re: Blackpool Show 2008
« Reply #38 on: March 18, 2008, 09:57:28 AM »
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First equal though?

Good thinking Lesley, it is a wonderful colour Ian, presumable the C.popovii also scored highly on difficulty of growth if it needs high light levels?
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Re: Blackpool Show 2008
« Reply #39 on: March 18, 2008, 10:00:23 AM »

My great grandmother was born in Belper.

Well, someone had to be Lesley! ;D
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Re: Blackpool Show 2008
« Reply #40 on: March 18, 2008, 10:08:59 AM »
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First equal though?

Good thinking Lesley, it is a wonderful colour Ian, presumable the C.popovii also scored highly on difficulty of growth if it needs high light levels?

There was no contest the popovii was the clear winner certainly the best grown I have ever seen but I am sure that 'Craigton Red will win a red sticker one day.
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Re: Blackpool Show 2008
« Reply #41 on: March 18, 2008, 07:50:27 PM »

My great grandmother was born in Belper.

Well, someone had to be Lesley! ;D

 ;D ;D ;D Sorry David, it was undoubtedly the classic non sequitur but one of my 4 great grandmothers WAS born in Belper and at the bottom of Alan's post was the first time I'd seen the name or come across it EXCEPT as my GG's birthplace.
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Re: Blackpool Show 2008
« Reply #42 on: March 18, 2008, 08:06:17 PM »

My great grandmother was born in Belper.

Well, someone had to be Lesley! ;D

 ;D ;D ;D Sorry David, it was undoubtedly the classic non sequitur but one of my 4 great grandmothers WAS born in Belper and at the bottom of Alan's post was the first time I'd seen the name or come across it EXCEPT as my GG's birthplace.

Lesley, thought you might like to see this.

http://www.derbyshireuk.net/belper.html
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Re: Blackpool Show 2008
« Reply #43 on: March 18, 2008, 08:21:13 PM »
Thank you David, the link is much appreciated and I'm happy to learn a little about the town. Unfortunately I don't know my GG's family name or anything about her background but it's all interesting, just the same.
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