Category Archives: 2012

Harrogate Autumn Show 2012

The Northern Group put on a stand at the Autumn Show and were awarded a Silver Gilt Medal. Congratulations to John Freer for an excellent display and to Anne and Richard Smales, Wendy and James Akers, Chris Bone, John Colley … Continue reading

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Prizewinners at 2012 shows

The flowers which won first, second and third prizes at the five major shows in the UK, (RHS Daffodil show, SEEDS, Daffodil Society, RHS Late competition and Harrogate) have been analysed. The complete analysis is sorted by division and the … Continue reading

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Judging and the question of size

My observations concerning the falling numbers of amateurs competing in daffodil shows; Many amateurs grow their cultivars in small gardens and allotments, and even in large tubs and boxes. They grow their cultivars sometimes for many years and eventually produce … Continue reading

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The North Manchester Bar Top Group April 14 2012

The North Manchester Bar Top Group April 14th 2012 This was the last Bar Top show which has been running since 1997 and we would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our sponsors, exhibitors, judges and helpers … Continue reading

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Ramsbottom Horticultural Society 8 April 2012

This local horticultural society show has 23 Daffodil classes which attracted many exhibitors who staged over 200 blooms. Tony Bracegirdle received a voucher for gaining most points in the Daffodil Classes and also won the ‘Basket of Daffodils’ class with … Continue reading

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Catforth Daffodil Show 24 March 2012

The first show of the season here in the North West was very well attended by exhibitors and villagers alike. Andrew Clarke received the ‘Eileen Alty Memorial Trophy’ for winner of class 1 (six blooms staged in bottles) with ‘Treena’, … Continue reading

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Chester 8 April 2012

Chester daffodil show was held on Easter Sunday, 8 April at Harold Walker Nurseries. A good show with lots of flowers due to the early season.The show relied on a small number of keen exhibitors, the usual candidates  of Mike … Continue reading

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Pie eaters show Standish 7 May 2012

Pie Eaters Daffodil Show 2012 was held today here in Standish, I think the last show in the UK? This year we had only 7 exhibitors but just fewer than 100 flowers were on the bench. The pictures here are … Continue reading

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Northern Group Late show Pilley 6 May 2012

For twenty or more years the Northern Group has held a late-late show, more about people rather than flowers, good company and good food. This year, after the strangest season in living memory, we had lots of flowers. A total … Continue reading

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Harrogate Spring Show 26-29 April 2012

The weather is never ‘normal’ for the North of England Horticultural Society’s Spring show. Over the years the marquees have been brought down by the weight of the snow and blown down by hurricane winds. It is even been known … Continue reading

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