RHS Daffodil Show and ‘Tulip Day’ Tulip Show 10-11 April 2012

To see the full show results click here

Although this show did not attract as many entries as expected the overall quality was very good. The photograph below shows just two of the six runs of daffodil staging.

The seven entries in the Richardson Trophy class for 12 cultivars from at least four divisions (below) proved impossible to photograph except over the staging of the Bonzai competition.

Collection classes are not photogenic, so here are the winners instead.
Malcolm Bradbury (Chairman of the Daffodil and Tulip Committee) appears on all.
Brian Duncan winner of the Engleheart Cup (top left)
Ken Harrop winner of the Richardson Cup (top right)
Richard Gillings winner of the Bowles Cup (bottom left)
Roger Braithwaite winner of the Guy Wilson Trophy (bottom right)

A few of the flowers follow.
Below is the Best Bloom in show, a Clive Postles Division 1 CPS 307 shown by Roger Braithwaite.

Reserve Best Bloom below is a Division 2 from Brian Duncan’s Engleheart Cup entry

Best Bloom Division 3 (below left) is Roger Braithwaite’s ‘Bluntington’ and on the right Brian Duncan’s ‘Dorchester’

Also from a Northern Ireland exhibitor on the left ‘Cantabile’ Best Bloom Divisions 5 to 10 and 12 shown by Richard McCaw.
On the right Best Intermediate Bloom ‘Dover Boy’ shown by John Goddard.

Below left Mrs Terry Braithwaite’s Best Miniature Bloom, a Harold Koopowitz seedling and on the right a vase of five blooms which caught the eye.

Not Daffodil related, but at least from the north. Two sides of the four-sided Silver-Gilt winning stand for Tulip Day by the Wakefield and North of England Tulip Society.

4 thoughts on “RHS Daffodil Show and ‘Tulip Day’ Tulip Show 10-11 April 2012”

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  2. Thanks for the photos, James. The display by the Wakefield and North of England Tulip Society took a lot of work. (I’m glad that clicking on the photos enlarged them.) Congratulations on the Silver Gilt Medal.

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  3. I actually thought the show was very well supported and did attract more entries than Wisley last year, especially in the collection classes. I would just like to point out that the bloom of Dorchester which won best division 4 was in fact my bloom.

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