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Spring show 2018

 

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After an unavoidable absence in 2017, Biggleswade Spring Show made a welcome return in 2018.

 

Unfortunately the weather in late Winter and early Spring was unusually cold with snow at the end of February.

But despite that, our exhibitors managed to put on a magnificent display, as this view of some of the beautiful blooms in the three bloom class shows.

"Cotchford" (the three on the left) is a lovely mid-season division 1 with the popular "Midas Touch" as one of its parents. "Banker" (the middle set of three) and "Lennymore" (the yellow-orange blooms on the right) are favourites with many of our exhibitors and have regularly appeared on the show benches at Biggleswade.

 

 

 

The single bloom classes were quite well supported, particularly in the classes for Division 1 (trumpet) and Division 2 (large cup) which tend to bloom earlier than the small cup and double cultivars.

 

 

 

 

Class 1 - Six blooms covering not less than three divisions - is a real test of the exhibitors skill. The judge will not only assess each bloom individually but also awards points for presentation, so the arrangement of the differently coloured flowers or the length of the leaf behind the bloom could make a difference to the place awarded. This year there were only two entrants - Dale Griffin showed the set on the left hand side with relative newcomer Richard Marriott staging the right hand set. Judging was very close, but Dale just made it into first place winning the "Presentations Trophy". He was also awarded the Daffodil Society Medal for the Best Exhibit in show and the Daffodil Society Best Bloom Award for "Rode Hoed" - the left hand bloom in the bottom row.

And here is a closer look at that lovely flower

 

 

 

Among them was Chanson - a lovely white - pink division 1, bred over 20 years ago by Irish breeder Brian Duncan.

 

Not only is this cultivar an excellent show flower but it has been given an Award of Garden Merit (AGM) by the RHS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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