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Author Topic: Edinburgh Show, 14 April 2007  (Read 7855 times)

Joakim B

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Re: Edinburgh Show, 14 April 2007
« Reply #15 on: April 15, 2007, 11:54:29 PM »
Thanks Maggi for explaining.  :-*
It is as I expected ONE plant with some obvoius extras for the bulbus "identical" plants.
A bit of lack of imagination I would think not to have the mixed in there :-\  or a class for them, but then it might be more of "flower arrangement" maybe?
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Re: Edinburgh Show, 14 April 2007
« Reply #16 on: April 16, 2007, 10:31:37 AM »
Some more pictures from the Edinburgh show.
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Re: Edinburgh Show, 14 April 2007
« Reply #17 on: April 16, 2007, 11:11:16 AM »
The winning primula is definitely a selected form of P auricula. I've attached a photo of P auriculata taken in wild - compare the leave form and flowers, entirely different David.

Joakim - there is a category in our shows where you can mix many small plants together, in a miniature garden. This produces some wonderful exhibits and on occasions gives the judges a real challenge to judge!
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Re: Edinburgh Show, 14 April 2007
« Reply #18 on: April 16, 2007, 11:17:28 AM »
Yes, Luc, the Pleione was superb. Didn't count the number of flowers though. And no danger of getting a hernia lifting such a large pot either! (Which is a shower's nightmare when palnts get big - think it must have been full of bark chippings).
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Re: Edinburgh Show, 14 April 2007
« Reply #19 on: April 16, 2007, 12:12:56 PM »
A couple more .The paeony cambessedesii looked magnificent so I hurried to the plant sales and grabbed one !  What a horrible name for such a lovely flower.
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Re: Edinburgh Show, 14 April 2007
« Reply #20 on: April 16, 2007, 10:16:28 PM »
The winning primula is definitely a selected form of P auricula. I've attached a photo of P auriculata taken in wild - compare the leave form and flowers, entirely different David.

Hi Dave and to Maggi also, my apologies, my fingers were working much faster than my brain. I looked at the plant, having looked at the label first, and thought "that plant looks to have some P. auricula in it"- looked at the label again and thought "well if it is P. auriculata the owner , of all people, ought to know". Of course I should have picked up John Richard's bible before I opened my mouth.

Having said that who would enter a plant in a show bearing a wrong label, in a pot also having the price tag ticket for the plant?? I certainly wouldn't.
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Re: Edinburgh Show, 14 April 2007
« Reply #21 on: April 27, 2007, 09:30:45 AM »
Sandy Leven has put the 2007 show report on line (http://www.srgc.org.uk/shows/edinburgh/report.html). Some more shots of fantastic plants. I must get some of that blue nasturtium from you Alan :)
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