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Wendy Akers

The non-religious funeral service to celebrate the life of Wendy Akers will take place on Friday 25 August 2017 at 2:20pm at Wakefield Crematorium, Standbridge Lane, Wakefield, WF4 3JA. All present are warmly invited by Wendy’s family to join them … Continue reading

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Sad News

We are sad to report the death of our President, Wendy Akers on Sunday 5 August 2017. Details of the funeral arrangements will be posted on this site when available. James Akers

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Elsecar 9 April 2017

Most of the flowers which had been on the bench at Wakefield the previous day (or at the the shows the weekend before) made an appearance at Elsecar. One exception were those belonging to Steve Ryan  who judged, however they … Continue reading

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Wakefield Paxton Show 8 April 2017

This was a sad day at Wakefield when after 140 years the Paxton Society held its final show. Founded in 1877 it wasn’t the lack of money or exhibitors but the inability to attract enough members to carry out the … Continue reading

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Sad News

I learned last night, of the recent death of Richard Brook. Richard could only be described as eccentric. Never a great exhibitor, his main interest in daffodils was as a hybridiser and in some ways way ahead of his time. … Continue reading

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Ancient Society of York Florists 8 April 2017

The Daffodil Show of this Society has for a number of years struggled with its show date and the location at which it was held. Often it clashed with the Daffodil Society Annual Show and more recently, as this year, … Continue reading

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Leeds Paxton show 1 April 2017

I have often heard exhibitors say “if it wasn’t for us there wouldn’t be a show”. They are wrong! If it wasn’t for the people who organise and support a show it wouldn’t continue as has happened  at Denton, Colton … Continue reading

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Wrenthorpe Show 2 April 2017

To see the list of prizewinners and trophy winners click here Hot on the heels of Leeds’ show the followig day is Wrenthorpe G C Show. Carefully transporting any particularly good flowers overnight to show them again at Wrenthorpe is … Continue reading

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RHS Early Daffodil Competition 28-29 March 2017

It is a long walk from the entrance at Wisley to the show venue in the large glasshouses, but a pleasant one nevertheless. Gone are the days when many of the beds were mainly bare earth and inadequate labeling was … Continue reading

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RHS Rosemoor 11-12 March 2017

The garden at Rosemoor is in a wonderful setting and the Narcissus cyclamineus and Narcissus bulbocodium which are naturalised in the grass were at their best as the photo above shows. Unfortunately high winds damaged the intended location of the … Continue reading

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