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Hexham Show 2008
« on: March 26, 2008, 10:54:25 PM »
Just thought that I should remind folks that this weekend sees this year's Northumberland show in Hexham, one of the largest in the country. We had about 500 plants on the show bench last year and this year's entries look to be running at about the same level.

Just to whet your appetites (or tempt you along to the show), here's a view over last year's display:

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Re: Hexham Show 2008
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2008, 11:07:08 PM »
I'd love to come and bring my Robinson's Barley Water but I'm afraid I'm on Rugby duty with James. Have a great day.
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Re: Hexham Show 2008
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2008, 09:45:08 AM »
Can I just pinch Peter's thread and say it is also the South West AGS Show on Saturday in Exeter, here in Devon, at the end of the known world!!
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Re: Hexham Show 2008
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2008, 10:39:45 AM »
All best wishes to Show Secretaries and Exhibitors alike for these two shows ..... oh for a fast helicopter!! ::)
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Re: Hexham Show 2008
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2008, 12:17:37 PM »
I'm managing it in a virtual way - my photographs will be at Exeter, my plants (and me) at Hexham!
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Re: Hexham Show 2008
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2008, 12:21:05 PM »
Way to go, Peter!  8)
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Re: Hexham Show 2008
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2008, 06:23:25 PM »
Just returned form the Hexham show which finished just over two hours ago and seemed to be enjoyed by all present. We had a respectable number of plants on the bench (637) and of many highlights, the Forrest medal was won by Don Peace, with Androsace muscoidea (which won a Farrer Medal at Cleveland last week - a rare feat to win the two medals in one year).

Unfortunately, although I took my camera, I didn't have time to take a single picture (sorry Maggi  ::)), but Don Peace's plant was pictured at Cleveland last week. Another winner, Jim and Wilma Wright's Cymbidium goeringii, which won the SRGC diamond Jubilee award (1 plant from Japan/China at this show - we already have a cup for the best plant in a small pot) was coincidentally pictured at Hexham in 2007 in the AGS bulletin which was waiting for me when I arrived home.

Plenty of pictures were taken - Diane Clement was active with her camera, as was Ian Christie, but they have longer journeys home than I do so you'll have a little to wait for the pictures.

Off for a long soak in the bath...... ;)

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Re: Hexham Show 2008
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2008, 07:05:42 PM »
637 plants on the bench! Wonderful!
What a delight....I do hope all the visitors and exhibitors get home safely.....the weather is terrible here and I saw a snippet on TV before the Boat Race of the rain pouring down in London, too, so it looks likethe bad weather is all across the country . I hope there might be kinder conditions for the travellers, but I doubt it :-\

An exciting day for Don Peace with his Androsace; Cheers, Don!
Cymbidium goeringii was pictured at Cleveland, too, but I don't think we were told whose plant is was.....I must say, it is one I would LOVE to grow!
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Re: Hexham Show 2008
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2008, 08:28:39 PM »
 A taste of Northumberland for you:
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Re: Hexham Show 2008
« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2008, 08:30:02 PM »
And more:
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Re: Hexham Show 2008
« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2008, 08:31:32 PM »
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Re: Hexham Show 2008
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Re: Hexham Show 2008
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Re: Hexham Show 2008
« Reply #13 on: March 29, 2008, 08:35:57 PM »
Show was well attended, and everything looked wonderful.  I bought too many plants yet again, and had a jolly good time!
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Re: Hexham Show 2008
« Reply #14 on: March 29, 2008, 08:38:51 PM »
Sorry, I didn't spot this thread, so I made a new one for Northumberland Show My pics are there for you to view.  Is there any way you can fix it Maggi?  Mea culpa
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