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Author Topic: Aberdeen Show 15th May 2010  (Read 13733 times)

Anthony Darby

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Re: Aberdeen Show 15th May 2010
« Reply #15 on: May 10, 2010, 09:47:15 PM »
Excuses Lesley. ;D
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Re: Aberdeen Show 15th May 2010
« Reply #16 on: May 14, 2010, 11:37:14 AM »
Facebook and Twitter are alien to me, so here is not so much a tweet as a squawk from  Aberdeen..........
This stage of the proceedings before a show are always the most stressful for the Show Secretaries....
It's raining and thereI have so far received fewer entries than I would like for the show tomorrow.......AARRGH!!
Off to breathe into a paper bag..... hope last minute arrivals will cheer me up!
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Re: Aberdeen Show 15th May 2010
« Reply #17 on: May 14, 2010, 12:20:04 PM »
Fingers crossed for a rush of last minute entries for you Maggie!
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Re: Aberdeen Show 15th May 2010
« Reply #18 on: May 14, 2010, 12:54:26 PM »
"We're on our Way",
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Re: Aberdeen Show 15th May 2010
« Reply #19 on: May 14, 2010, 01:44:24 PM »
Just done the tot-up of the entries  so far to give Ian the numbers of plants for the layout of the tables.... actually, doesn't look too bad at all... about the same as last year, I reckon, distributed through different classes, as might be expected after the odd season!

So, I was getting anxious for nothing... as usual... the SHOW WILL BE FAB!! ;D
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Re: Aberdeen Show 15th May 2010
« Reply #20 on: May 14, 2010, 02:27:32 PM »
Off now to start the set up of the show. Will be offline till around 2130pm this evening.... play nicely, now, Children!  ;D ;) :) ;D
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Re: Aberdeen Show 15th May 2010
« Reply #21 on: May 14, 2010, 07:44:59 PM »
Okay, what shall we get up to??? 
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Re: Aberdeen Show 15th May 2010
« Reply #22 on: May 14, 2010, 11:52:29 PM »
There's always a ringleader in the naughty stakes, isn't there?
Are you a former pupil of St Trinian's, Gail? :D ( I am myself, as you might imagine! ::))
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Re: Aberdeen Show 15th May 2010
« Reply #23 on: May 15, 2010, 11:07:56 AM »
I wonder who Flash Harry is? :o
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Re: Aberdeen Show 15th May 2010
« Reply #24 on: May 15, 2010, 02:08:57 PM »
There's always a ringleader in the naughty stakes, isn't there?
Are you a former pupil of St Trinian's, Gail? :D ( I am myself, as you might imagine! ::))
If only  :) - I went to the girl's school in Sutton Coldfield which was very staid!
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Re: Aberdeen Show 15th May 2010
« Reply #25 on: May 15, 2010, 06:48:16 PM »
The standard of plants at the Aberdeen Show was very high and more Certificates of Merit were awarded this year than last. I managed to escape the kitchen for a short while and took a few photos of plants and people to give a flavour of the event. Thanks to everyone concerned who made the show a success (especially the “kitchen crew “ who put up with my teasing)

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Re: Aberdeen Show 15th May 2010
« Reply #26 on: May 15, 2010, 10:49:51 PM »
Graeme, thanks so much for the photos you took of the Aberdeen Show to give us a flavour of the occasion - familiar faces and some great plants - would love to know more about photo two  ::)
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Re: Aberdeen Show 15th May 2010
« Reply #27 on: May 15, 2010, 11:51:22 PM »
Nice to see Sebastian. 8)
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Re: Aberdeen Show 15th May 2010
« Reply #28 on: May 16, 2010, 12:10:22 AM »
Robin,
         I can't help out too much with my second photo except to say that the Certificate of Merit was awarded to Nick Boss for his silene acaulis. A blown up photo of the label at the top of the photo is below.

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Re: Aberdeen Show 15th May 2010
« Reply #29 on: May 16, 2010, 12:41:15 AM »
Robin,
         A bit more info regarding the 2nd photo after blowing it up :-

Top left........... Antennaria dioica exhibited by Helen Greenwood
Bottom left....... Gypsophila aretioides Caucasica
Bottom center... Not sure
Bottom right...... Androsace Hirtella

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