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Perth Show 2009
« on: April 15, 2009, 05:20:16 PM »
David & I have just inspected the bulb house, the very small alpine house and the cold frames to try and decide just exactly which plants we are going to be brave enough to present to the Judges on Saturday. At the start of the selection process we had seven primulas - by the time we'd studied them we were down to three... I just hope that those will behave themselves until the weekend. It was the same with everything we looked at... you'd think by now we'd have got the hang of keeping things back or bringing them on - nope we just keep on trying!

At least we will get to look at some more fab. plants...
« Last Edit: April 15, 2009, 05:39:24 PM by Maggi Young »
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Re: Perth Show 2009
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2009, 07:12:57 PM »
Top show person Cyril lafong who usually wins loads at Perth is just about to star on the Beechgrove garden TV programme in scotland. I think you can get it on Sky   http://www.beechgrove.co.uk/
Think I will go and Tune in.
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Re: Perth Show 2009
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2009, 08:48:51 PM »
See more about Cyril on the BBC here: http://www.srgc.org.uk/smf/index.php?topic=3413.0
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Re: Perth Show 2009
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2009, 08:15:30 PM »
Okay, home from Perth and trying to sort photos but feeling awful... v. sore throat and need voice for work at BBC tomorrow so just the Forrest Medal plant from..... guess who??
Yup, the Squirrel squirrels away another medal for his hoard of Forrest Medals..... Cyril Lafong won the premier award at the Perth show with this lovely pan of Iris suaveolens.  Colour in first pic is okay... bit off in second, but it lets you see the size of the thing!
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More pix later on tomorrow folks!
It was a lovely show, many thanks to Julia Corden and her great Band of Helpers  :-*
The show is held in a huge sportshall and the lighting is that weird yellow that makes lots of plants... and people....look pretty odd, I'm afraid. :-X
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Re: Perth Show 2009
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2009, 08:33:23 PM »
Maggi,
that's a real very nice potful! :o :o :o
Best wishes
Armin

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Re: Perth Show 2009
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2009, 07:16:23 PM »
Armin, there were more than forty blooms on the Iris.... what a success to get so many flowers out at the one time... it was lovely!

Here are more pix from the show... starting with a VERY fuzzy shot of the hall, taken as I clung to the wall bars at the far end of the hall as the exhibitors staged their plants .... gives you an idea of the large size of the hall and the only way to get an overview in the place!!

Keith Lever was up with plants and the next two pix are of his stand....the two early shoppers at the end of the stall are SRGC Hon. President, Bette Ivey and Sue Watt, with Aberdeen convenor Mike Hopkins in the next one.
in pic perth3  we find Ian, the Young and the President Christie kind...   with Ann C hidden behind, speaking to the Huntleys from Hartside Nursery.
Pic perth4 is Cyril Lafong's three pan class.
In pi 6 , is John Lee, Glasgow show secretary and one of the judges at Perth.
Other Judges were  Bette Ivey,Maggi Young ,Ian Bainbridge,  Sandy Leven and Ian Young

Click the pix to enlarge them!
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Re: Perth Show 2009
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2009, 09:33:08 PM »
Nice pics Maggi, feeble excuse though about the 'blurred' picture, a fit young thing like you should be able to shin up wallbars etc and do photography 'easy peasy' as my grandchildren say. I take it the throat is better today

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Re: Perth Show 2009
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2009, 10:01:53 PM »
But George, even though I have the lithe body of an athletic 20 year old, you may be surprised to learn I am actually 104  :D Miracle I can walk unaided, let alone climb wall bars!


("I have the lithe body of an athletic 20 year old "...crikey, that reminds me..I'd better give it back.. ::)   )
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Re: Perth Show 2009
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2009, 10:10:20 PM »
Nick Boss and Ian Bainbridge
Rhododendron 'Phalarope'
Rhododendron 'Snipe' .. best rhodo in show
Rhododendron 'Tom Thumb'
Rhododendron 'Patty Bee'
Bob Meaden
June Mackie and Rhododendron 'Dora Amateis'
Nick Boss' lovely presentation of Primula dryadifolia ...full of buds
Primula yuparensis
Carole Bainbridge
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Re: Perth Show 2009
« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2009, 10:23:49 PM »
Primulas.... P. szechuanica ( pin)  x P. maximovwiczii ( thrum) and P. maximowiczii behind
P. maximowiczii
Tom Green's Pulsatilla sukaczewii  from Serbian seed( spelling  ???... a name I'm not familiar with) super plant!
Muscari mcbeathianum
Primula stenocalyx
more primulas
Raffenaldia primuloides and Lewisia nevadensis
Raffenaldia primuloides again... and the notes with it..

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Re: Perth Show 2009
« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2009, 10:37:54 PM »
Last few for tonight.... assorted narcissus....
N. pallidiflorus
 ummmmm.... ???
'Quail'
'W.P. Milner'
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Re: Perth Show 2009
« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2009, 11:15:42 PM »
D Miracle I can walk unaided, let alone climb wall bars!

Or was that bar walls? ???

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Re: Perth Show 2009
« Reply #12 on: April 19, 2009, 11:46:27 PM »
Cor, you Scots can grow Primulas! ;D
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Re: Perth Show 2009
« Reply #13 on: April 20, 2009, 06:57:43 AM »
Lots of interesting plants at this show. Great to walk around with you Maggi  :D
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Re: Perth Show 2009
« Reply #14 on: April 20, 2009, 08:36:06 AM »
Obviously another crackin show !
Maggi, you must have had a great time amongst all these glorious Rhododendrons (and the other marvelous plants...)  :D

Thanks for showing and... I did ask myself the same question as JohnW did about the wallbars and bar walls...  ::)
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