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Author Topic: Hexham AGS/SRGC Show- 2011  (Read 13313 times)

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Re: Hexham Show
« Reply #30 on: March 28, 2011, 11:07:15 AM »
Thanks for solving the mystery Christine....that was a great raffle prize.

Gail, your basket of eggs is the prettiest I have seen in a long time.

I don't think I have ever seen these Araucanas and they are surprisingly different! The blue chick is very cute... what a coup (!)  that would be for an Easter chick celebration.
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Re: Hexham Show
« Reply #31 on: March 28, 2011, 12:42:13 PM »
So glad someone knew the breed name.  They don't look much different to ordinary chickens to me, but I suppose to a breeder there are features that distinguish them.  Their eggs are great though!
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Re: Hexham Show
« Reply #32 on: March 28, 2011, 05:09:54 PM »
...................but I suppose to a breeder there are features that distinguish them......... 

Much like Snowdrops I suppose :P
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Re: Hexham Show
« Reply #33 on: March 28, 2011, 06:08:39 PM »
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Re: Hexham Show
« Reply #34 on: March 28, 2011, 08:16:33 PM »
I'm back from a very enjoyable show at Hexham.  Discovered I and my family were in the same B&B as forumist 'Daff as a Brush'  and I was given Anne's collection of 1st prize winning cut flowers when we got back to the B&B.  Thank you Anne, I did enjoy them and it was good to meet you and Barry.  We'll keep the B&B a secret - sufficient to say there were lambs being born by the minute!  Hope you got home safely.

Re. the blue eggs, - by coincidence, we were at the Hexham Farmer's market before the show opened, and I was soon put right by the stall holder when trying to educate my small grandson as to why some of the eggs on her stall were blue.  I too thought they were duck eggs, but was told otherwise.  She seemed to specialise in unusual breeds of hen.

Maggi, you would have heard about the FM earlier from me, -  I posted to you on my son's computer, but checked on getting home to see I had not memorised your address correctly.
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Re: Hexham Show
« Reply #35 on: March 28, 2011, 09:05:55 PM »
Hi Maureen, Great to hear that you had a good time at the show. The show benches looked so lovely, full of fantastic plants. Will catch up with you once you have had a rest and hear all about it.

Angie :)
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Re: Hexham Show
« Reply #36 on: March 28, 2011, 09:57:04 PM »
A few more of Susan Tindalls pictures...where have all the forul photographers gone...probably out there looking for blue eggs
Fritillaria gibbosa shown by Alan Furness won the best pan in an under 19cm pan...and close up was a really good plant, picture does not do it justice
Callianthemum anemenoides shown by John Richards...coal and all hanging on well from a show the week before

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Re: Hexham Show
« Reply #37 on: March 28, 2011, 10:08:15 PM »
Asarum maxima....quite a popular genus at AGS shows now, not sure they are to my taste but close up the flowers have a quality that is difficult to capture on camera
Fritillaria amana
Hepatica insularis
Townsendia rothrockii

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Re: Hexham Show
« Reply #38 on: March 28, 2011, 10:18:10 PM »
Last one or three
Hepatica 'Millstream Merlin' ...I think...still one of the best in my opinion
Corydalis solida...one of the stalwarts of any spring garden...no matter how cold its been
Hepatica seedlings shown by David Boyd to show variation from a packet of seed...in a rectangular tray no less...much muttering under breath by the collar and tie brigade!

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Re: Hexham Show
« Reply #39 on: March 28, 2011, 10:21:06 PM »
Just noticed that the Scots do not put the clock forward at the same time as the rest of the UK...so whats new...perhaps they will bring the price of diesel down by a lot more than us southerners...just to rub it in a bit more...sorry Ian

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Re: Hexham Show
« Reply #40 on: March 28, 2011, 10:38:45 PM »
Forum time stays put at GMT or whatever it is, though Fred can tweak it, I think, if he feels like it... since we're most of us in different time zones it hardly matters......... you can adjust  the time shown in your profile area.....  :-X

Some really super plants... and Boydies mixed widgets are adorable.



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Re: Hexham Show
« Reply #41 on: March 28, 2011, 10:46:50 PM »
And Boydi generously donated a huge tray full of those delightful assorted hepaticas to the members plant table too, and they were all gone at the end of the show.  No wonder!!!
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Re: Hexham Show
« Reply #42 on: March 28, 2011, 11:27:34 PM »
Really like the Townsendia rothrockii and the Callinthemum anemenoides.

Angie :)
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Re: Hexham Show
« Reply #43 on: March 29, 2011, 08:56:14 AM »
Some snaps to give some overall coverage
Class 1- 6 large pots medal- I Kidman
Class 2- 3 pots different genera-  D Peace
Class 3-one plant in flower won by Primula Wharfedale Village
Class 4 - 3 pans Primula family
Class 5 - one Primula excl. Andr. & Dionysia
Class 6 - one Asian Primula
Class 7 - one Europena/american Primula won by Cyril's Broadwell Milkmaid
Classes 8/9/10 - Androsace/Cyclamen/Dionysia
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Re: Hexham Show
« Reply #44 on: March 29, 2011, 09:18:17 AM »
I see my first ten captions are a bit out of synch due to including some general views - this ten start with
Cyril's Milkmaid
Classes 8/9/10 Androsaces/Cyclamen pseudibericum/Dionysia species
Classes 11/12/13 Dionysia hybrids/Drabas/Townsendia
Class 14 Corydalis
Class 15 ranuncs.
Classes 16/17 saxes and Trillium
Trillium
Class 21 one bulbous won by I Christie with Iris winogradowii
then two close ups of individually named  Narcissus

 


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