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, with the weekend of the Wakefield and Elsecar shows. Askham Bryan was a good location however the need to have the show open while judging was taking place was far from ideal, but the move this year to the Recreation Hall was a great success. As the Wakefield show in 2017 was the last to be held, after 140 years since the formation of the Paxton Society, there is the potential for York to grasp the opportunity of extending its schedule and greatly increasing the scope of its show.
There were three exhibits in the six cultivar class won by Ken Bowser, with John Freer second and Simon Wilson (Scruton and Wilson) third. There was only one point between first and second and the same margin between second and third, though to be blunt, Ken’s flowers stood out over the others but he was let down by his staging and presentation.
Ken also won the class for three blooms of three different cultivars, with the entry being judged as the Best Exhibit in the show.
Following are photographs of all the winning Daffodil entries, click on them to increase the size of the image. I apologise for the quality as the lack of a dark backcloth and the flowery curtains caused a few problems.