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Author Topic: Hexham AGS/SRGC Show- 2011  (Read 13314 times)

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Hexham AGS/SRGC Show- 2011
« on: March 24, 2011, 06:55:56 PM »
I'll be there, yet again in my red forumist sweatshirt (I do actually have other clothing...), so please stop me and say hello if you will be there too.
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Re: Hexham Show
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2011, 07:18:05 PM »
Alas, due to family commitments (and a tonne of grit) I'll have to give it a miss :'(

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Re: Hexham Show
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2011, 08:03:56 AM »
Susan and I plan to be there too.

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Re: Hexham Show
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2011, 12:33:52 PM »
When is it and is there and address?
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Re: Hexham Show
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2011, 01:15:31 PM »
http://www.srgc.org.uk/smf/index.php?topic=6069.msg193172#msg193172

NORTHUMBERLAND SHOW : Hexham

26th March 12.00 noon to 4.00 pm


VENUE: Wentworth Leisure Centre, Wentworth Park
Wentworth Place, Town Centre, Hexham NE46 3PD

01434 607 080

All routes follow the A69: Follow signs for Hexham on the A69 until you come to a large roundabout signposted Hexham A6079 and take the exit (1st exit if heading west / 3rd exit if heading east).  Entre the 30mph zone and go straight over the mini roundabout.  Continue over the railway bridge and go straight over the next mini roundabout (2nd exit).  Take the 1st left into the Wentworth Car Park and you will see the centre directly in front of you.
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Re: Hexham Show
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2011, 03:14:43 PM »
It is also farmers market day in Hexham so an opportunity to stock up on nice (calorific) food... ;D

Last year we spent more at the farmers market than we did on plants at the show. This must be some kind of record, or at least a sign of confused priorities....

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Re: Hexham Show
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2011, 03:38:28 PM »
Thank you, Maggi, I'm glad you are better. :) :) :)
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Re: Hexham Show
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2011, 08:12:16 PM »
Just recently returned from the Hexham show and thought I'd post a picture of the Farrer Medal plant: Primula Broadwell Milkmaid.
When I say that the exhibitor was a cross-border raider, you will not be surprised to learn that it is none other than Cyril Lafong.

I didn't take many pictures (as show secretary you're not meant to have the time to take any), but I have a handful (literally) taken in a spare 5 minutes. The others will follow tomorrow after a good night's sleep.
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Re: Hexham Show
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2011, 08:52:56 PM »
Very nice indeed. Looking forward to see and hear more about the show.

Angie :)
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Re: Hexham Show
« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2011, 10:06:16 PM »
Glad you had a good day, Peter, thanks for the picture.

Cyril is in Denmark with Ian -they were speaking at a one day event today. Ian Christie had taken the plant down to Hexham for Cyril.... Ian C's not going to tell him till he gets home.... what a super surprise, eh?
I am pretty sure that Cyril won't see the Forum while they're  away so the surprise won't be spoiled.

This is the second time Cyril has sent a plant to one of the joint shows and won a Farrer Medal. Well done Cyril!!



Angela, Maureen was there, Jean told me they were chatting.
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Re: Hexham Show
« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2011, 01:44:09 PM »
Here are a few pics I took at the Hexham Show yesterday.

Sue Gill's ubiquitous Cyclamen mirabile winning this time for foliage
Amazing and wonderful Edinburgh Botanic Display
Three wise men discuss the show from their corner
Erythronium dens canis Purple King shown by Jim Watson
Fritillaria aurea x pinardii shown by Don Peace
Fritillaria reuteri shown by Alan Newton
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Re: Hexham Show
« Reply #11 on: March 27, 2011, 01:48:56 PM »
Next batch
Alan Furness won the Sandhoe Trophy for this one, but I forgot to photo the plant name.  Someone better let me know what it is.  It was beautiful, that's for sure
Hepatica acutiloba Maiden Form shown by Diane Clement
Hepatica insularis shown by Lionel Clarkson, lovely foliage set off the pure white flowers perfectly
Hepatica japonica Shikouryuu shown by Peter McGuire
Hepatica three pan shown by David Boyd
Mertensia alpina shown by George Young
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Re: Hexham Show
« Reply #12 on: March 27, 2011, 01:52:39 PM »
Next batch
Narcissus alpestris shown by Alan Furness
Narcissus bulbocodium shown by Anne Wright, sorry Anne, my poor photography didn't completely capture its full name, maybe you can help?
Narcissus bulbocodium obesus shown by Bill Robinson
Narcissus rupicola shown by Ian Leslie
Primula bracteata grown from seed and shown by P Hood
Pulsatilla vernalis shown by the Smethursts
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Re: Hexham Show
« Reply #13 on: March 27, 2011, 01:56:27 PM »
Final batch
Ranunculus ficaria Brazen Hussey this photo doesn't do justice to the perfection of the foliage, too much reflected light in the room but it was a wonderful sight
Sax concinna Ben Loyal shown by Jackie Parker
Trillium rivale shown by Alan Newton
Tropaeolum astropurpureum shown by Darren Sleep what a little beauty this is...
« Last Edit: March 27, 2011, 02:21:01 PM by Maggi Young »
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Re: Hexham Show
« Reply #14 on: March 27, 2011, 01:59:25 PM »
My sincere thanks to everyone who helped make this show the success it was.  I did just one hour on the admission desk and we sold loads of raffle tickets to people who lusted after the blue eggs donated by Pearl Dale.... and it was really busy despite the fact people were going to have to hang around another hour or more to see the show.  Wish I could have taken more photos, but there just didn't seem to be enough time to do it all, so I don't think I even got into section one.  But I'm sure others did and they will fill in the huge gap over what I've posted here.
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