Contributed by Chris Bone
Yet another victim of the British weather and they still put a show on, although very few blooms on the bench. After his success at the early Royal Horticulural Society show, Ken Harrop and Alan Brierley exhibited, plus a new grower supporting their local show with a few blooms in the major classes, which made it a pleasure to judge. There were also a few blooms in the member’s classes as well as pot plants.
There were three entries in class 1 the winner being Alan Brierley with Polgooth, Ombersley, Banker, Honeybourne, Gay Kybo and Impeccable, which was also awarded Best Exhibit. Second place was awarded to A Sotton who gained a Diploma. Ken Harrop took class 2 with three good blooms from divisions 1, 2, and 3 which also was awarded a Diploma. Finally the Best Bloom was awarded to Tuscarora which was in Ken’s class 1 entry of six cultivars. The colour and form were excellent, most blooms this season seem to have benefited from developing slowly in the cold weather, but let’s hope we get an earlier season next year.
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