From its earliest days in the ‘bookmakers office’ at Richard and Anne’s or in the potting shed at Sheffield Botanical Gardens members of the Northern Group have enjoyed a great day at their late-late show. This year was no exception with excellent food prepared by the two Annes, Wendy (see photographs above) and Christine, and 29 people sitting down to enjoy it. The show was perhaps the best ever and helping to judge it was Don Barnes attending a daffodil show for the first time in three years.
The main class for 9 cultivars from at least 3 divisions had six entries and was won by Frank Charlton with Ken Harrop second and Barry Hogg third, below from left to right. Frank’s entry was adjudged the Best Exhibit in show.
The Best Bloom in show was The Baltic exhibited by Mick Henson and the Best vase of three blooms was Sue Vunden’s Tripartite. A new award in memory of Richard Smales was initiated and won by Ed Crutchley for his three vase of three blooms. Photographs of flowers and presentations are below and other photographs follow.
Chris Bone was presented with the Discretionary award for services to the group.