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Author Topic: Newcastle Show at Ponteland- 11th October 2009  (Read 10658 times)

SueG

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Re: Newcastle Show at Ponteland- 11th October 2009
« Reply #15 on: October 13, 2008, 05:24:17 PM »
I'm glad someone took pictures - I took my camera but never had the chance to get it out of my bag. I know some other local group members took pictures, I'll ask at our meeting this evening whether one or two couldn't make their way to the forum.
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Re: Newcastle Show at Ponteland- 11th October 2009
« Reply #16 on: October 13, 2008, 05:54:01 PM »
update re names, the Gentian is G sino ornata...won best gentian in show
the Sax fortunei is S f 'Early Ruby'
and the unamed blue flowered pan by R&R Wallis is hyacinthoides (Scilla) ligulata and I attach a close up of this as well

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Re: Newcastle Show at Ponteland- 11th October 2009
« Reply #17 on: October 13, 2008, 06:53:56 PM »
Pardon my ignorance but was the Farrer medal not given due to lack of good plants? :o :o :o
I thik that there were some nice cyclamen there that would do well but I am far from being a judge, but still judging what I see.
Thanks for the great photos and the time travel into 2009  ::)

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Joakim
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Re: Newcastle Show at Ponteland- 11th October 2009
« Reply #18 on: October 13, 2008, 07:19:36 PM »
The standard the judges try to keep up requires plants to be exceptionally well grown and flowered to win the Farrer or the Forrest medal. On this occasion I did comment before judging started that I didn't think a Farrer would be awarded (sits back feeling smug 8)). The Cyclamen in question was very good but not as good as a number seen in recent years and was not, indeed, as good as one at Loughborough the previous week which did not win, being beaten by an excellent pot of Crocus. I'll post a picture shortly to let you make up your own minds. I think the marking on the flowers was probably the deciding factor

Martinr

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Re: Newcastle Show at Ponteland- 11th October 2009
« Reply #19 on: October 13, 2008, 07:26:35 PM »
Here's the picture, a close up of the Cyclamen flowers with what looks like weather damage.

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Re: Newcastle Show at Ponteland- 11th October 2009
« Reply #20 on: October 13, 2008, 07:33:22 PM »
Now that I've got the bit between my teeth here are a few more pictures of the Newcastle Show. No apologies for some repetition, you can't see enough of good plants.

A fungus spotted on the grass verge outside the hall while the judges were doing their thing.
A close up of Hyacinthoides lingulata (now I might have given a Farrer to this one)
Crocus pulchellus
A wonderfully coloured form of Cyclamen hederifolium
Bessera elegans

Martinr

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Re: Newcastle Show at Ponteland- 11th October 2009
« Reply #21 on: October 13, 2008, 07:40:04 PM »
Another small batch

Rosularia sempervivum glaucophylla
Cyclamen africanum
Gentiana Lucerna (not my cup of tea, a double Gentian, but you may like it)
Another picture of the very fine Gentiana sino-ornata which won the best Gentian trophy
and finally...........this week's caption competition

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Re: Newcastle Show at Ponteland- 11th October 2009
« Reply #22 on: October 14, 2008, 01:18:08 AM »
"Well I'll have the Roast Duck on Crocus Mash."
Lesley Cox - near Dunedin, lower east coast, South Island of New Zealand - Zone 9

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Re: Newcastle Show at Ponteland- 11th October 2009
« Reply #23 on: October 14, 2008, 04:28:08 AM »
and finally...........this week's caption competition
"We two kings of orient are...."
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Re: Newcastle Show at Ponteland- 11th October 2009
« Reply #24 on: October 14, 2008, 06:35:12 AM »
"We are missing the ruddy guitar festival at Ullapool"!!!
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Re: Newcastle Show at Ponteland- 11th October 2009
« Reply #25 on: October 14, 2008, 09:23:27 AM »
Thanks for the pictures folks !!!  8)
Great coverage of another wonderful show !
Luc Gilgemyn
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Re: Newcastle Show at Ponteland- 11th October 2009
« Reply #26 on: October 14, 2008, 10:36:32 AM »
Martin R Thanks for the detail of the cyclamen. I now understand why it did not get the Farrer.
Also thanks for the other pictures.
Kind regards
Joakim
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