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NORTHUMBERLAND SHOW at Hexham 2009
« on: March 23, 2009, 09:12:29 PM »
NORTHUMBERLAND SHOW
28th March 12.00 noon to 4.00 pm
SHOW SECRETARY: Peter Maguire
18 Princes Meadow, Gosforth, Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE3 4AZ
Telephone 0191 284 0385
e-mail pandamaguire(AT)btinternet.com
VENUE: Wentworth Leisure Centre, Hexham, Northumberland
ENTRIES: to Show Secretary by Wednesday before the show
STAGING: 8.00 - 9.45 am, Saturday of the show. No staging Friday night
JUDGING: begins at 10.00 am
 AGS rules apply this year.
RHS JOINT ROCK GARDEN PLANT COMMITTEE will meet at 12.00 noon.
Plants for consideration must be registered by 11.00 am.

Margaret Young in Aberdeen, North East Scotland Zone 7 -ish!

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Re: NORTHUMBERLAND SHOW at Hexham 2009
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2009, 10:05:35 PM »
Look forward to seeing the pix!
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Re: NORTHUMBERLAND SHOW at Hexham 2009
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2009, 11:13:44 AM »
Weather forecast for tomorrow is sleet showers  :o so probably best to bring wooly vests, hats and gloves (and that's just for the plants!) never mind the gardeners
Sue Gill, Northumberland, UK

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Re: NORTHUMBERLAND SHOW at Hexham 2009
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2009, 01:11:22 PM »
Yes, it does seem that the pretty grotty weather is all across the country and not likely to improve any time soon. Never mind, the welcome for all visiting the Hexham show will be warm I am sure ...... 8)
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Re: NORTHUMBERLAND SHOW at Hexham 2009
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2009, 02:26:58 PM »
....... also the South West AGS Show on Saturday in Exeter, and if like today sure to be very wet and not very warm.
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Re: NORTHUMBERLAND SHOW at Hexham 2009
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2009, 02:40:24 PM »
....... also the South West AGS Show on Saturday in Exeter, and if like today sure to be very wet and not very warm.
Hope you'll be wrapped up warm there David, I've just been and bought a large box of choc bics to help those of us on the plant stall at Hexham keep our spirits up and our chocolate levels high!
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Re: NORTHUMBERLAND SHOW at Hexham 2009
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2009, 07:48:37 PM »
Don't rely on me for the photos of this one. I took my camera last year and never had time to take it out of the bag.  :(

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Re: NORTHUMBERLAND SHOW at Hexham 2009
« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2009, 07:58:31 PM »
We'll pin our hopes on someone else then, Peter. Hope the day goes really well for you all.
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Re: NORTHUMBERLAND SHOW at Hexham 2009
« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2009, 08:26:11 PM »
Hoping I'll be able to post a few pics with a bit of luck.
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Re: NORTHUMBERLAND SHOW at Hexham 2009
« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2009, 08:55:22 AM »
Surely someone will take photos  :'(
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Re: NORTHUMBERLAND SHOW at Hexham 2009
« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2009, 06:15:15 PM »
No word from Hexham yet about Farrer Medal winner  .......... :'(
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Re: NORTHUMBERLAND SHOW at Hexham 2009
« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2009, 06:23:45 PM »
Just back from the Hexham show. The good news is that I took my camera and had time to use it!, the bad news is: I'm not even looking at the pictures until I've had a hot bath, at least 2 glasses of a fine red wine and a good sleep; probably, but not neccessarily in that order. So you will have to wait until tomorrow for my pictures.

We had a huge entry of plants, fortunately all the ones entered before the day didn't all arrive, otherwise the would have to have been stacked on the floor. Our very own Christine Boulby won the trophy for a first time exhibitor and was so excited that she forgot to take the trophy home (if you read this Christine, Pearl will give you the trophy - again- on Tuesday).

Generally seems to have been a good show, although as show secretary, you don't really get a proper perspective on things for a few days, when the pain fades and you catch up on your sleep. Photos to follow tomorrow.

The Farrer medal winner was Geoff Mawson, with Trillium rivale (a form with reticulated leaves). I have a picture....

Peter
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Re: NORTHUMBERLAND SHOW at Hexham 2009
« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2009, 06:30:05 PM »
Hi, Peter, glad the day went well!
Congratulations to Geoff on his medal and to Christine for her trophy  :) :)

Cheers, Peter, we'll hear (see) from you tomorrow ;D
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Re: NORTHUMBERLAND SHOW at Hexham 2009
« Reply #13 on: March 28, 2009, 07:28:09 PM »
Peter - so glad the Show went well, look forward to seeing the pix. tomorrow.

Christine well done on winning the first time exhibitors award! And congratulations to Geoff on his Farrer medal  ;D
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Re: NORTHUMBERLAND SHOW at Hexham 2009
« Reply #14 on: March 28, 2009, 08:09:22 PM »
Hi Peter,  Yes, its really true.  I was THAT excited!  I still don't believe it really.  What a great day.  The exhibits were stunning.  Here are a few pics.

The venue - I managed to take this before judging began, just gives an idea of the sheer volume of plants exhibited, and that was only one isle.

RBG Edinburgh brought a magnificent exhibit with them this year, here is a photo of it.  Jen - if you look at this you may recognise the admirer!

The Farrer Winner, Trillium-rivale-well deserved too - Geoff Mawson

My wee entry,Muscari-aucheri-Ocean-Magic ..felt very humbled by the wonderful plants, but was persuaded to put it in anyway....

Sue made a lovely mini garden that won her a first

Diane Clement wowed us all with this splendid Iris orchioides
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