Lots of interesting plants in the show,over 360 of them in fact! A general view of the show....
Helichrysum plumaceus was voted the best plant in show and Farrer medal for show secretary Eric Jarrett
And here's Eric!
Campanula asperuloides, shown by Paul and Gill Ranson was a worthy Certificate of Merit winner
Both 6 pan AGS medal classes were won by Cecilia Coller who not surprisingly took the Hilliard Cup for the most 1st prize points in the open section! Here's Class 1....
following by the small 19cm pan class
The Frank Badrick memorial trophy, a three pan bulbous class distinct class, was won by Bob and Rannveig Wallis.
Note the amazing flowers of Calochortus clavatus subsp recurvifolius - crying out for a close up image!
The weirdest plant (Glebelands trophy) was awarded to Saxifraga fortunei 'Mt Nachi', shown by Lee and Julie Martin
Three more Certificates of Merit were awarded, Alan Newton staged a plant labelled Ledebouriana cooperi. Ian and Maggie Young via the discussion forum pointed out this name was incorrect, although opinion divided as to what! Either L.ovalifolia or L. sandersonii??
Asyneuma pulvinatum, an amazing cushion from Eric Jarrett
And 'South Africa' specialist George Elder's Androcymbium striatum
George also showed Pelargonium auritum ssp carneum, seen in close up here
Silene acaulis 'Mt Snowdon' was judged the best plant in the Novice section winning the Wessex water trophy
Alstroemeria hookeri is one of best diminutive species of the genus and this well coloured clone was staged by Lee andf Julie Martin
Campanulas were as usual at a Summer show, present in good numbers and here's a few representative, ever popular species.
Campanula fragilis shown by Cecilia Coller
Campanula hercegovina nana shown by Ivor Betteridge
Campanula rotundifolia subsp arctica 'Mt Jutenheimen' (now that needs a big label!) shown by Martin Rogerson
Campanula Maie Blyth shown by Ian Sharpe
And finally, Campanula Blithe Spirit shown by Dot Sample
Nice to see a couple of Primulaceae putting in an aqppearance!
Cyclamen purpurascens shown by Alan and Janet Cook
Primula tibetica shown by Lionel Clarkson
This excellent Teucrium ackermannii was also grown by Lionel
Two North American gems shown by Graham Nicholls in the seed raised 'three pan' class
How about this sumptuous pan of Ourisia 'Cliftonville Roset'
Or Ourisia microphylla alba, both shown by Eric
Part of a well established pan of Sarmienta repens grown by Cecilia Coller
And the superb dwarf Tritelia laxa 'Dexter' also from Cecilia
What a fantastic range of high summer flowering plants!!