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AGS/SRGC Hexham Show
« on: December 01, 2006, 10:50:49 PM »
Visit historic Hexham on Saturday 31st March: you could win a Farrer Medal, enjoy the show and spend lots at the plant stalls.
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Re: AGS/SRGC Hexham Show
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2007, 08:13:40 PM »
I shall be there and it'll be my birthday!
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Re: AGS/SRGC Hexham Show
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2007, 09:40:21 PM »
The Hexham show is a worth while excuse to visit Northumberland. Being only 147 miles from Ayr, it's a mere doddle there and back.
Apart from being a great show, you can try delicacies such as "singing hinnies" and visit Mrs. Miggins tea rooms, (of Blackadder fame ) for a slice of Pecan Pie - if I have left any.  Listening to the Geordie accent and banter at the open air market is also most entertaining.
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Re: AGS/SRGC Hexham Show
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2007, 09:52:30 PM »
I don't think Edmund would have been eating pecan pie in Mrs Miggins pie shop, somehow? ;) Perhaps Herring and fruit pie (http://www.seatofmars.com/herringandfruitpie.htm)?
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Re: AGS/SRGC Hexham Show
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2007, 10:43:48 PM »
Mmmmm? Herring and fruit pie? Reminds me of my chum Lorna's surprising new soup: Rhubarb and potato :
It was thoroughly disgusting. She;s a woman witha lot in common with Baldrick . ::)
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Re: AGS/SRGC Hexham Show
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2007, 01:53:28 PM »
The Hexham show is a worth while excuse to visit Northumberland.

Who needs an excuse!! - well behaved visitors are always welcome and there are lots of good tea shops with scrummy cakes to maintain body and soul during the long afternoon of the show!

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Hexham AGS/SRGC Show 31st March 2007
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2007, 08:20:51 PM »
Well, I hope the Hexham show went well today... I have heard nothing as yet.... anybody out there with tales, pix?????
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Re: Hexham AGS/SRGC Show 31st March 2007
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2007, 09:16:16 PM »
Just got back to Ayr from the Hexham show.  The weather was spring like and the carpark was full !
Lots of entries with the Primula and Trilliums well in evidence  While looking at the plant sales, I got a shock to see a double Hepatica on sale at 205.00 - yes, the decimal place is in the right position !
I have posted three pictures of plants that took my fancy, I don't even know if they were class winners, but I liked them.  Just in case the names were no attached, they are Dionysia Monika, Iris Pumilia ( all of 12cms high) and Pleione Ducat....actually P. forrestii    M
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Re: Hexham AGS/SRGC Show 31st March 2007
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2007, 09:20:32 PM »
OOoo I like that Iris Tom.
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Re: Hexham AGS/SRGC Show 31st March 2007
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2007, 09:39:25 PM »
Hello, Tom, glad you are safely home, thanks for the pix. That Iris is a little cracker, isn't it? Very dramatic colouring... I see from the label, just, that it appears to have been grown from Archibald seed (J&JA). Quite unusual to see that strong colour combo: yummy!
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Re: Hexham AGS/SRGC Show 31st March 2007
« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2007, 09:48:02 PM »
The iris !!!! it is like the inverse of the Swedish flagg. Yellow fields with a blue cross.
Stunning but I would like to have all three plants so TC knew how to pick beuties.
Please more if You have.
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Re: Hexham AGS/SRGC Show 31st March 2007
« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2007, 12:03:35 AM »
It is certainly a real stunner, the iris, and shows that it's a good idea to grow seed of a single species, from many different sources. If I'd seen it in a seed list just as Iris pumila, I probably wouldn't have bothered, having a few different forms already, but nothing at all this this one.

The others are superb too, especially the Dionysia which seems to be a very fine hybrid, it turns up so often looking utterly perfect, but I wonder why I'm reminded of that picture which Darren Sleep showed on the old Forum, of a bright yellow fungus which appeared overnight on his rock garden? ???
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Re: Hexham AGS/SRGC Show 31st March 2007
« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2007, 10:17:05 AM »
From a brilliantly sunny day in Ayr, hello.  I can now almost believe Spring is on its way.
For the lovers of this classy Iris, here is another picture I have enlarged from an original.  I did not bother taking many pictures as, to be honest, many of the plants are entered year after year.  Although they look beautiful, and a bit larger, I already have them all from past years.  I now look at things that can make a good picture, allowing for the constraints of the lighting conditions and positioning on the benches.  If I was given a free hand at the plants I could take much better photographs but now I just take these as record shots of what I like.
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Re: Hexham AGS/SRGC Show 31st March 2007
« Reply #13 on: April 01, 2007, 11:42:52 AM »
It was an excellent show - some very fine plants. I took loads of photos. Too many to share, but this is the erythronium, Erythronium multiscapoideum that won the Farrer medal for best in show. Some gorgeous trilliums, asarum, narcissi, primula and fritillaria caught my eye but I didn't buy anything from the trade stands! Too expensive for what I wanted.
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Re: Hexham AGS/SRGC Show 31st March 2007
« Reply #14 on: April 01, 2007, 01:14:55 PM »
Must get that iris!
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