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Re: AGS East Anglia Show May 3rd
« Reply #15 on: May 04, 2008, 10:35:56 PM »
And a few pictures, apologies for any repeats of Brian's

My car was very full of rhododendrons among other things
Sedum humifusum shown by Cecilia Coller
Saxifraga "Snowcap" received a Certificate of Merit for Mark Childerhouse
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Re: AGS East Anglia Show May 3rd
« Reply #16 on: May 04, 2008, 10:41:49 PM »
There were two non-competitive displays which both gained silver medals
A historic display of auriculas
and a display by Norman Stevens of Cambridge Bulbs
close up of Allium aff shelkovnikovii

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Re: AGS East Anglia Show May 3rd
« Reply #17 on: May 04, 2008, 10:47:43 PM »
Lewisia class
Cypripedium fasciolatum shown by Ray Drew
Pleione El Pico
Podophyllum delavayi close up both these  shown by Cecilia Coller
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Re: AGS East Anglia Show May 3rd
« Reply #18 on: May 04, 2008, 10:51:33 PM »
Iris reichenbachii shown by Joy Bishop
4 pan mixed class with 2 foliage and 2 in flower won by Cecilia Coller
Stachys lavandulifolia from this class
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Re: AGS East Anglia Show May 3rd
« Reply #19 on: May 04, 2008, 10:56:12 PM »
Jim and Hedi Hancox have some super pots of Shortia soldanelloides grown from seed.  Here are two versions - a pale pink (and close) and the latter a lovely dark pink
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Re: AGS East Anglia Show May 3rd
« Reply #20 on: May 04, 2008, 11:00:49 PM »
You will realise by now that a lot of classes were won by local lass Cecilia Coller who brought her usual van load, plus husband with an additional car load of plants.  Congratulations to Cecilia for winning the aggregate and filling the show benches yet again with a magnificent array of plants
Here is Cecilia sniffing violas with husband Mervyn and Julie Martin (on the right)
In front of them is Lee and Julie Martin's Cyclamen persicum
Here is what they were sniffing ...

6 cut flowers from Julie Martin (1st) and
6 cut flowers from me (2nd)
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Re: AGS East Anglia Show May 3rd
« Reply #21 on: May 04, 2008, 11:06:04 PM »
Lee and Julie Martin also did well,
Dianthus squarrosus from their large 3 pan
and the same 3 pan included their Farrer medal winning plant
Rhododendron "Maricee"
I believe it was their 21st Farrer medal     :o 
Congratulations, Lee and Julie who I think may be lurking out there.   8)
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Re: AGS East Anglia Show May 3rd
« Reply #22 on: May 04, 2008, 11:06:45 PM »
Quote from TG post re Rhododendron 'Maricee'
I was there for the morning but I had to work this afternoon/evening.  I contemplated a quick post here to the Rhododendron thread - to let Maggi know her favourite genus had scooped a Farrer down south!   (BTW did you get a whiff of the scent on it?  Pungent is one word that springs to mind


Reply via email from Julie Martin

As I use my employer's computer/server I can only go into the forum and read it - but can't make any comments.  So we thought we would like to let you know that R.Maricee has a delicate sweet scent.  Unfortunately as it was as at the back of the bench,  your nose would have picked up the very pungent smell of the Eriogonum caespitosum which was in front and formed part of our three pan - even the beautiful scent of the Dianthus alongside was overpowered by it.  Growers of Eriogonums would quickly detect the particularly nasty odour that the flowers emit (we smelt it in the car all the way to and from the show).

There you go Julie - feel free to use me as a middleman anytime ... but you could always splash out on a home internet connection ... hmmm, having seen the fantastic plants you and Lee grow, perhaps there would not be time for such frivolities at home :)

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Re: AGS East Anglia Show May 3rd
« Reply #23 on: May 05, 2008, 08:15:08 AM »
Looked a super show....many thanks to Brian and Diane for taking us all there so beautifully.

Message from Safeway at Wolverhampton...'Please return our containers for recycling...contents in the green bin please'.  (See first image on page 2 of this topic).
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Re: AGS East Anglia Show May 3rd
« Reply #24 on: May 05, 2008, 08:40:54 AM »
As referred to earlier my attendance at the show was limited to a morning on the computer dealing with late entries and results entering.  I did find time to take just a few pics.

I cannot help feeling that the benches in Norfolk were poor relations to those in Stockport and Glasgow (but then we are hardly in alpine territory here!)  However the view from the stage was still a good one.  Can you identify the three  gents at the theatre?

A close-up of Rhododendron x Maricee - every floret was in perfect condition.

The pungent Eriogonum caespitosum

2 Shots of the super Auricula display

3 Iris details from Norman Stevens (Cambridge Bulbs) Silver medal winning display.  Hope I have remembered the names correctly.
Iris sari
Iris paradoxa
Iris stolonifera

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Re: AGS East Anglia Show May 3rd
« Reply #25 on: May 05, 2008, 09:21:54 AM »
Super show - super pics - thanks. :)
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Re: AGS East Anglia Show May 3rd
« Reply #26 on: May 05, 2008, 09:37:01 AM »
Thanks Diane and Tony for the rest of the pictures.  I'm glad Jane-Ann's Auricula theatre featured.  Here is one last photo from me filched from the cameraman, an absolute little treasure Spiranthes sinensis var amoena  who couldn't resist such ladies tresses!
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Re: AGS East Anglia Show May 3rd
« Reply #27 on: May 05, 2008, 10:03:32 AM »
Can I guess Kit Grey-Wilson and Lee Martin .... but WHO is in the middle?
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Re: AGS East Anglia Show May 3rd
« Reply #28 on: May 05, 2008, 10:53:25 AM »
2 correct Cliff :)
I think the middle one is best known for his Essex Garden although my first guess would have been a more Northern expert who has Suffolk connections :-\

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Re: AGS East Anglia Show May 3rd
« Reply #29 on: May 05, 2008, 11:20:17 AM »
Can I guess Kit Grey-Wilson and Lee Martin .... but WHO is in the middle?

Dick Bathe?
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