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Blackpool Show 13th March 2010
« on: March 10, 2010, 09:57:56 PM »
Who's going to Blackpool Show, at the Collegiate High School , Blackpool Old Roa, Blackpool FY3 7LS  this coming weekend in pursuit of a Farrer Medal?
Not me, I'm sorry to say, but it looks like the weather may be reasonable for travelling (if the Met Office has it right!) so I hope that lots of you are going to be there, enter your plants and have a great day out!

It's and "even" year so the AGS rules apply.  I expect that Show Secretary Lionel Clarkson and his merry band will be kept busy with lots of entries and fingers crossed that someone takes their camera to share the day with us later!



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Re: Blackpool Show 13th March 2010
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2010, 01:49:06 AM »
It's an "even" year so the AGS rules apply. 

So if the year is uneven, do no rules apply? ???
Just kidding! I wouldn't want you to think I couldn't se the Forrest for the trees! ;D
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Re: Blackpool Show 13th March 2010
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2010, 08:27:11 PM »
Just back from Blackpool 2010 and our thanks to Lionel Clarkson and his team for another wonderful show.  The long winter and a late spring resulted in a smaller than usual entry, but the lack of quantity did not necessarily mean a corresponding lack of quality.  The Farrer Medal for the best plant in the show went to Mike and Christine Brown (does that sound familiar?) for their magnificent Cyclamen coum.
A few images to start the thread...

Mike & Christine Brown - Farrer Medal winning exhibitors (yet again)!
Farrer Medal winning exhibit
Cyclamen coum - Farrer Medal winner - Blackpool Show 2010
Large six-pan exhibit - AGS Medal winner - John Richards
Close-up of Saxifraga 'Louis Armstrong'
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Re: Blackpool Show 13th March 2010
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2010, 09:06:08 PM »
WOW!!!
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Re: Blackpool Show 13th March 2010
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2010, 09:28:55 PM »
... and that goes for me too. Beautiful Farrer and not a blemish on it.
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Re: Blackpool Show 13th March 2010
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2010, 10:29:24 PM »
Just a few more images this evening ... time is short to process any more.

Crocus 'Ruby Giant'
Saxifraga iranica
Primula allionii Richard Burrow
Mandy McLoughlin's lovely prize-winning mini-garden
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Re: Blackpool Show 13th March 2010
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2010, 10:38:33 PM »
Cliff, many thanks for your speedy work at bringing us a start to the show.... some super exhibits .... Mandy's garden is a little cracker!


Jean Wylllie is home safe and very pleased that her Narcissus 'Betty Mae' was awarded a Certificate of Merit.... she was just so thrilled that it was taken out to contest for the medal and she hasd told me about how stunning a plant the winning Cyclamen is.... and I now I see for myself that those clever Brown's are losing none of their Cyclamen skills, even while developing winning ways with Dionysias! 8)
A superb plant of C. coum, bound to win any medal.... look at the glow on the foliage, if you can tear your eyes away from the flowers..... the whole plant if bursting with health. Many congratulations to Christine and Mike Brown for another great win!
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Re: Blackpool Show 13th March 2010
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2010, 08:12:36 AM »
A few more for this sunny Mother's Day morning - dedicated to all the wonderful Mums out there.

 Dionysia 'Monika'
Dionysia 'Ewersley Theta'
Dionysia F2 Hybrid
Eranthis Guinea Gold
John Dower's super prize winning mini-garden. Another lesson from the master!
Primula allionii Anna Griffith
Primula nana
Primula Tantallon
Saxifraga 'Louis Armstrong'
Saxifraga Karel Capek
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Re: Blackpool Show 13th March 2010
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2010, 08:27:12 AM »
Cliff, thats an unbelievable plant of Karel Capek - do you know who the grower was?? I was one of the nurseries in attendance but too busy (good) to get to see the show (bad), so many thanks for posting these images.
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Re: Blackpool Show 13th March 2010
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2010, 08:30:33 AM »
Cliff, thats an unbelievable plant of Karel Capek - do you know who the grower was?? I was one of the nurseries in attendance but too busy (good) to get to see the show (bad), so many thanks for posting these images. 

I think Cliff's gone for his breakfast.  The grower of Karel Capek was Mark Childerhouse - no surprises there - as he is an excellent sax grower!

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Re: Blackpool Show 13th March 2010
« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2010, 08:49:37 AM »
aha ...... should have known it was a plant from Lincolnshire - Mark lives about 5 miles north of here.
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Re: Blackpool Show 13th March 2010
« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2010, 09:45:06 AM »
Many thanks Diane ... I only tend to take pictures, not notes!   :D
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Re: Blackpool Show 13th March 2010
« Reply #12 on: March 14, 2010, 05:18:38 PM »
Cliff, thanks so much for your fabulous photos of Blackpool Show it has made my Mother's Day!

Terrific plants - Saxifraga 'Louis Armstrong', Dionysia 'Ewersley Theta' and Primula allionii Anna Griffith are my favourites but the standard altogether is so high and I love the miniature rock gardens  :D

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Re: Blackpool Show 13th March 2010
« Reply #13 on: March 14, 2010, 05:48:01 PM »
Many thanks Diane ... I only tend to take pictures, not notes!   :D    

And if I remember, I take pictures of the notes   :D
so here we go ...

General view
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Re: Blackpool Show 13th March 2010
« Reply #14 on: March 14, 2010, 05:48:47 PM »
Cyclamen alpinum shown by Dave Riley
Colchicum luteum x kesselringii 'Jeanne' shown by Robin Pickering
Anemone biflora grown from seed and shown by Ivor Betteridge
« Last Edit: March 14, 2010, 05:51:31 PM by Diane Clement »
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