Saturday, 19 April 2008

AGS Midland Show

A fantastic show with the main award winners covered here plus many more exciting plants.....

The premier award went to an amazing pan of Fabiana foliosa 'Cliftonville Limelight' raised and shown by Martin and Anna Sheader.

Don Peace captured two awards with Primula aureata (best Primula)...

and Androsace yargongensis (Best plant in 19cm pot classes)

No shortage of certificate of Merit plants either, including Androsace cylindrica x hirtella (Don and Heather Hyde)

Hepatica nobilis - 'Picos strain' (John Gennard)

Cypripedium fasciolatum (Carl hardwick)

Plus another unusal plant from the Sheaders - Calceolaria lanigera

Calceolaria uniflora is a plant we are much more accustomed to growing and seeing

Perhaps the latest flowering Corydalis for showbench work - Corydalis wilsonii...

The later flowering Cyclamen species always put on a good display at this particular show....

Cyclamen persicum (nice silver leaf form)

Cyclamen repandum

Cyclamen rhodium

And here's the judges choice of the best plant in B section - Daphne petraea Grandiflora shown by Trevor harding.

A good selection of bulbous plants included:

Fritillaria messanensis

Fritillaria tubiformis

Iris afghanica (clean and virus free!!)

Narcissus 'Solveig's Song'

Scilla monophyllus

A close up featuring the decadent flowers od Sparaxis elegans, elegant indeed!

More close up work including...

Lamium armenum

Onosma alborosea

and Pulsatilla halleri.....

A very nice late flowering Primula selection - Primula 'Coolock Violet' (well I would say that!!)

Lewisia brachycalyx

Sebaea thomasii

Trillium chloropetalum

And finally, an excellent small six pan from John Gennard

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