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Re: New Event: Kendal Show 15th March 2014
« Reply #30 on: March 15, 2014, 07:29:49 PM »
The Kendal SRGC/AGS show is under AGS  rules this year so the best plant in the Show was eligible for a Farrer Medal . It has been awarded to a fine plant of Cyclamen pseudibericum shown by Frank and Barbara Hoyle - congratulations to them!

A photo of the Hoyles and their winning plant  has been posted to Twitter - see here
https://twitter.com/JimMcGregorAGS/status/444885257461198848/photo/1

Hope everyone enjoyed the day! 
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Re: New Event: Kendal Show 15th March 2014
« Reply #31 on: March 15, 2014, 07:45:02 PM »

Hope everyone enjoyed the day!

I certainly enjoyed the day, though I barely got chance to wave to people let alone say Hello, so apologies to everyone I didn't manage to speak with.

The show was very well attended by members of the public as well as SRGC and AGS members and the benches were groaning under the weight of the exhibits  ;D  There were lots of cameras in the room so I imagine there will be plenty of photos appearing in due course. 

There was a lot of interest shown by the locals, many of whom were amazed by the miniature gems they saw, with plenty of enquires about the plants on show, their cultivation and recommendations for 'starter' plants.

The new show secretary Alan did a fantastic job organising the event, so a big thank you to him and all the people who helped to make it such a great day.

Susan (and Darren - who is currently putting the kettle on for a well deserved cuppa tea)  :)


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Re: New Event: Kendal Show 15th March 2014
« Reply #32 on: March 15, 2014, 08:04:56 PM »
Sounds super, Susan - especially good to hear that there was a good turnout from the public. We really need the local folks to get behind shows wherever they are held - makes a huge difference to success rate for  organisers and nursery people alike.
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Re: New Event: Kendal Show 15th March 2014
« Reply #33 on: March 15, 2014, 08:13:18 PM »
An EXCEPTIONAL show in an interesting new venue a plethora of potential Farrer Medal winners; an abundance of enthusiastic visitors; beautiful displays of images at either end of the main hall; an incredible array of plants and a fine local pub for our lunchtime get-together.  Well done, many thanks and hearty congratulations to everyone involved.
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« Last Edit: March 15, 2014, 09:37:47 PM by Maggi Young »
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Re: New Event: Kendal Show 15th March 2014
« Reply #35 on: March 15, 2014, 09:47:53 PM »
First some snaps of the Farrer cyclamen  on its own, in a very good three pan class and being photographed. The Tommy Anderson AGS medal winning  big and small six pan classes - he also took the trophy for most points in the Open section.

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Re: New Event: Kendal Show 15th March 2014
« Reply #36 on: March 15, 2014, 09:55:03 PM »
Ivan Betteridge had the best plant - Narcissus cantabricus-in a 19cm pot while Carole & Ian Bainbridge took the trophy for the best foliage plant with their Shortia. A Certificate of Merit went to Mark Childerhouse for Saxifraga Coolock Gem and the Alpine 2001 award which moves round the shows to Chris Lilley's Androsace. The Hoyles were awarded a Merit Cert in the small pan section for Primula allionii Eveline Burrow and another for a Dionysia. Cyril Lafong received a Merit Cert for the unusual Iris pamphylica which I failed to photograph properly but I think it is the Iris at the end of one of Cliff's posts.
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Re: New Event: Kendal Show 15th March 2014
« Reply #37 on: March 15, 2014, 09:58:48 PM »
Tommy Anderson must be one of those living most close to the new venue - handy for him!
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Re: New Event: Kendal Show 15th March 2014
« Reply #38 on: March 15, 2014, 10:26:12 PM »
Among the nurseries attending the Kendal Show today was Kevock Garden Plants  - they've tweeted these photos and comments:
 
"Great day at Kendal show in their new venue. Well organised and lots of people attending. Good to see the growing popularity of alpines. "

"Stunning hepaticas "


"Even a few placings for our own pots in the show"
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Re: New Event: Kendal Show 15th March 2014
« Reply #39 on: March 15, 2014, 10:28:11 PM »
Just some random shots from Kendal Show today ...
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Re: New Event: Kendal Show 15th March 2014
« Reply #40 on: March 15, 2014, 10:29:00 PM »
New show secretary Alan Oatway shown arranging  some pots kindly provided some figures. There were 376 entries totalling 525 plants in the Open section, 99 entries and 121 plants in section 2 Intermediate  and 24 entries of 28 plants in section 3 Novice from 83 exhibitors. Some extra table were brought in. The turnout by the public was also impressive and it was difficult take photos or get to the nursery stands right through the afternoon.
At the start of the prize giving all were pleased to see former show secretary Lionel Clarkson  receive  a box of plants from Christine McGregor  who seemed to be overwhelmed  by being in the presence  of the great man.

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Re: New Event: Kendal Show 15th March 2014
« Reply #41 on: March 15, 2014, 10:30:32 PM »
Five more images ...

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Re: New Event: Kendal Show 15th March 2014
« Reply #42 on: March 16, 2014, 08:42:57 AM »
more snaps starting with the large pots mainly of colourful cushions.

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Re: New Event: Kendal Show 15th March 2014
« Reply #43 on: March 16, 2014, 08:45:15 AM »
and more ......

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Re: New Event: Kendal Show 15th March 2014
« Reply #44 on: March 16, 2014, 08:46:59 AM »
and even more....

 


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