Information and Photographs by Morris Robinson
The Rosecarpe Horticultural Society Two Day Spring Bulb Show held on Good Friday 22 and Saturday 23April held at Lamesley Garden Centre formerly Silverhills Nurseries, Gateshead, had record entries in both daffodils, tulips and other classes with over 700 blooms on display from 24 exhibitors.
The Silverhills Nurseries Daffodil Open Championship for twelve cultivars from not less than 4 divisions went to Frankie Charlton of Cleadon and also won Best Exhibit in show.
The Best Bloom in show was ‘American Dream’ 1Y-P exhibited by Frankie Charlton, who also had Best Bloom Div.2 with ‘Banker’ 2Y-O.
Best Bloom division 3 was ‘Astrid’s Memory’ 3W-Y from Barry Hogg.
Best Bloom division 4 went to Keith Blundell with ‘Gay Kybo’ 4W-O.
Best Bloom division 5 in a vase of 3 was ‘Miss Lizzy’ 5Y-Y this exhibit was awarded Best Vase in show and went to Ivor Fox.
Best Bloom division 6 ‘The Foxtrot’ Ivor Fox.
Best Bloom division 7 ‘Baby Boomer’ Ivor Fox.
The Rosecarpe Championship for 6 Cultivars of Daffodils from not less than 2 divisions went to Morris Robinson, cultivars being ‘Red Spartan’, ‘Fine Romance’, ‘Carib Gypsy’, ‘Delnashaugh’, ‘Misty Glen’, ‘China Doll’.