Elsecar Spring Show 14 April 2013

Report by John Freer

As with many of the early shows this year there was a shortage of blooms, but as the saying goes, the show must go on

Ken Harrop arrived with just time to stage his 20 plus blooms helping to lift the show

Ken put up a good set of 12 blooms taking the Daffodil Society Bronze Medal

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Christine Yeardley had best bloom in show with Golden Joy

class 1:  12 blooms  1 entry  Ken Harrop:

Honeybourne. Tuscarora. Polgooth. Altun Ha. Ombersley. Cadlwira. Cape Cornwall.  Dailmanach. River Queen. Immacabus. Jasons Bay. Banker

Class 2: 2 vases of 3 blooms  1st Ken Harrop: Sherbourne . Ombersley. 2nd Christine Yeardley: Gold Velvet. Filly

Class 3: blooms from at least 2 divisions Christine Yeardley:. Trumpet Warrior. Golden Joy. Park Springs

Class 4. Christine Yeardley. 1 vase div 2 (3 blooms): Filly

Class 6: 3 blooms 1 div 1 1div 2 1div 3 Christine Yeardley: Gold Velvet. Broomhill. Park Springs

Class 7: 3 blooms div2.  1st / 2nd Christine Yeardley: Misty Glen, 2nd  Broomhill. 3rd P Sullivan: unknown

Class 8: 3 div 1. Ken Harrop: Gold Convention

Class 9: 3 div 2 red in the cup Christine Yeardley: Demmo

Class 13: 3 blooms div 6. 1st/2nd Sue Vinden: Trena. 2nd Itzim

Class 15: 1vase 3 miniature daffodils 1st/2nd Christine Yeardley: N. cyclamineus, 2nd Mitzy 3rd Sue Vinden: Mitzy

Class 16:  1 div 1 1st Ken Harrop:  Uncle Duncan 2nd Christine Yeardley:.Gold Velvet

Class 17: 1 Div 2 yellow perianth. 1st Christine Yeardley: Golden Joy  (Best Bloom in show) 2nd/3rd Ken Harrop: Happy Valley. 3rd Strines

Class 18: 1 Div 2 white perianth. 1st Sue Vinden: Misty Glen. 2nd Ken Harrop: River Queen

Class 20: 1 Div 4 Ken Harrop: Gay Kybo.

Class 21: 1 Div 6.  !st Christine Yeardley: Trena. 2nd Sue Vinden: Trena

Class 22: I bloom/stem from Div 5, 7, or 8. 1st/2nd/3rd. Sue Vinden: Falconet, 2nd. Sweetness 3rd Katy Heath.


2 thoughts on “Elsecar Spring Show 14 April 2013”

  1. Somebody is tricking us. Too early for most cultivars you tell us, yet we find Gay Kybo and Dailmanach flowering with the Div 6’s! Somebody was more clever at growing them than most of us.
    It looked like good quality of flower in the show.


  2. David
    It’s common practice up here to grow bulbs in pots so they can be manipulated by moving them into greenhouses (some with heat) to advance them and then ones grown out door that come too early are cut and put in fridges to hold them back ( if your fridge is big enough pot and all can go in ) I hope this answers your question on how they can flower different cultivar and put them on the show bench at the same time.

    No trickery Just manipulation

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