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 happenedĀ  at Denton, Colton and Whitkirk, and at Wakefield Paxton Society this year. So a great vote of thanks to Graham Wheatley and the team of helpers who continue to make this show such a success. It was great to relax after the wonderful lunch provided by the Society, while Judge Steve Ryan deliberated, and reminisce about former shows. All that was missing was the ability to share a pint pulled by the late John Emmett, a facility unfortunately no longer available.

It was an early season this year so this, the first serious show for most exhibitors, was well supported with three entries in the ‘twelve’ and six entries in the ‘six’. Alan Robinson won both, he usually does, with Christine Yeardley second in the ‘twelve’ and Mr and Mrs Kendall third. In the ‘six’ the runner up was Wendy Akers with Christine third.

The following photographs cover virtually all the winners of the classes, click on them to get a larger view. The Best Bloom was Ombersley shown by one of the area’s newer and younger exhibitors Simon Wilson although Ivor Fox’s four-headed Kokopelli ran it close.

It was a great show. Long may it continue!

Twelve Bloom
Collection – winner
Alan Robinson

Six Bloom
Collection – winner
Alan Robinson

Div 1 & Best Bloom
Ombersley
Simon Wilson

Three Div 1
Midas Touch
John Freer

3 blooms – English Caye
Entente Brindabella
Alan Robinson

Div 2
Saxonbury
Alan Robinson

Three Div 2
Gold Convention
Alan Robinson

Div 3
Badbury Rings
Wendy Akers

Three Div 3
Segovia
John Freer

Div 4
Jack Daniel
Ivor Fox

Three Div 4
Heamoor
Christine Yeardley

Div 5
Quick Bells
Ivor Fox

Div 6
Lemon Silk
Sue Vinden

Three Div 6
Snipe
Mr & Mrs Kendall

Div 7
Kokopelli
Ivor Fox

Three Div 7
Penny Perowne
Ron Crabtree

Div 8
Minnow
Sue Vinden

Three Div 8
Falconet
Sue Vinden

Div 9
Capability Brown
Ivor Fox

Three Div 9
Capability Brown
Ivor Fox

Div 11
Saxby
Ivor Fox

Three Div 11
Marion Pearce
Ron Crabtree

One Miniature
N. rupicola
Ivor Fox

Three Miniatures
N. poeticus hellenicus
Ivor Fox

Members Div 1
Ombersley
Graham Wheatley

Members Div 2
Broomhil
Graham Wheatley

Members Div 3
Carole Lombard
Graham Wheatley

Members Div 4
Brindabella
John Freer

Members Div 6
Surfside
Mr & Mrs Kendall

Sargeant’s Caye, American Dream Athol Palace (Kendalls)

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2 Responses to Leeds Paxton show 1 April 2017

  1. wendy akers says:

    Thank you for taking my flowers James, it looks a good show and obviously gathered more divisions than usual due to the early season, I particularly liked Ivor’s ‘Capability Brown’ and his N. poeticus hellenicus. I have been inspired to buy some of the unusual poets that our new bulb supplier Dave Hardy at Esker Hall Farm is offering. I saw them some years ago, raised by Sir Frank Harrison and was impressed by them then. If next year is also early it might be a good idea. I can always enjoy them in the garden if it’s more normal.

  2. simon wilson says:

    very well attended show. congratulations to the show manager and all the helpers for putting on a thoroughly enjoyable show. My best bloom in show wasn’t Ombersley, it was ‘Golden Choice’.

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