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Title: Kendal Joint Show
Post by: shelagh on March 17, 2017, 02:05:18 PM
Don't forget everyone it's Kendal Show tomorrow.  Just time to dust off your plants.
Title: Re: Kendal Joint Show
Post by: Maggi Young on March 17, 2017, 02:12:24 PM
Great line-up of nurseries too...
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Title: Re: Kendal Joint Show
Post by: Maggi Young on March 18, 2017, 12:31:21 PM
Lawrence Peet reports on the Forrest Medal - best in Show  - at Kendal SRGC/AGS show today- Cyril Lafong hits the spot once more with Trillium rivale 'Purple Heart'
Thanks for the news Lawrence - hope you 're having a successful day too  :)

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Title: Re: Kendal Joint Show
Post by: Maggi Young on March 18, 2017, 12:53:55 PM
Now photos of the Forrest Medal plant  taken by Dave Morris - we hope he's done well with his plants at the show  too!

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more photos from Dave -
"Judging under way at Kendal @Alpinegardensoc & @ScottishRockGC show. Benches packed with entries which is great."

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Title: Re: Kendal Joint Show
Post by: Maggi Young on March 18, 2017, 12:56:45 PM
There are lots of plants to buy at the shows as well , of course - this is the sales stand of Potterton's Nursery

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Title: Re: Kendal Joint Show
Post by: Matt T on March 18, 2017, 03:58:21 PM
Curious that there are big windows but the curtains are drawn!  ???  Perhaps they're drawn for privacy during judging and will be opened later to show off the plants at their best?
Title: Re: Kendal Joint Show
Post by: Darren on March 18, 2017, 06:03:38 PM
We just got home happy but a bit frazzled. Susan was running the computer this morning and the large number of late entries (117 I believe) were very welcome but it got very busy! Extra tables were needed.  :). Lots of entries from new exhibitors too  :) :) The show team did a great job in coping with it.

Nurseries were doing good trade, certainly I am skint anyway!


Title: Re: Kendal Joint Show
Post by: Stan da Prato on March 18, 2017, 08:07:04 PM
Besides the Forrest Cyril received a merit certificate for his Tecophilaea. An exceptional large 6 pan entry won the AGS medal and a merit certificate  for the Hoyles.  Ian & Marie Leslie won the Kirby cup for best foliage plant with Celmisia philocrema and a merit certificate  for Saxifraga Coolock Gem (last picture) . Derek Pickard took the Duncan Lowe award for best plant in a 19cm pot with Dionysia bryoides.
Title: Re: Kendal Joint Show
Post by: Stan da Prato on March 18, 2017, 08:21:21 PM
Don Peace won the AGS medal for 6 small pans as well as the Hollett trophy for most first points in the open section. Dave Morris won the Michael Roberts trophy for the intermediate section and an SRGC bronze medal. Jeanie Jones won the Reginald Kay trophy  for the novice section. Heather Barraclough won the David Mowle award for best bulbs in sections 2 & 3 as well as a merit certificate  for her pots of jonquils. Darren Sleep received  a gold medal for a display of botanical artwork.
Title: Re: Kendal Joint Show
Post by: Stan da Prato on March 19, 2017, 08:34:14 AM
Some views  round the very full show hall
Title: Re: Kendal Joint Show
Post by: Stan da Prato on March 19, 2017, 08:35:35 AM
continuing
Title: Re: Kendal Joint Show
Post by: Stan da Prato on March 19, 2017, 08:37:18 AM
the last three are of the very competitive sections B and C.
Title: Re: Kendal Joint Show
Post by: Stan da Prato on March 19, 2017, 09:01:31 AM
Some closer views
Title: Re: Kendal Joint Show
Post by: Stan da Prato on March 19, 2017, 09:02:45 AM
more
Title: Re: Kendal Joint Show
Post by: Stan da Prato on March 19, 2017, 09:03:58 AM
and more
Title: Re: Kendal Joint Show
Post by: Stan da Prato on March 19, 2017, 09:05:07 AM
and even more
Title: Re: Kendal Joint Show
Post by: Stan da Prato on March 19, 2017, 09:06:54 AM
there were a lot of plants
Title: Re: Kendal Joint Show
Post by: Stan da Prato on March 19, 2017, 09:08:03 AM
thus more posts
Title: Re: Kendal Joint Show
Post by: Stan da Prato on March 19, 2017, 09:09:17 AM
so more again
Title: Re: Kendal Joint Show
Post by: Stan da Prato on March 19, 2017, 09:10:22 AM
and more
Title: Re: Kendal Joint Show
Post by: Stan da Prato on March 19, 2017, 09:11:44 AM
continuing
Title: Re: Kendal Joint Show
Post by: Stan da Prato on March 19, 2017, 09:13:04 AM
and others
Title: Re: Kendal Joint Show
Post by: Stan da Prato on March 19, 2017, 09:26:09 AM
plants with information accompanying them.
Title: Re: Kendal Joint Show
Post by: Stan da Prato on March 19, 2017, 09:27:03 AM
How to grow notes
Title: Re: Kendal Joint Show
Post by: Stan da Prato on March 19, 2017, 10:06:27 AM
people among the plants
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Post by: Stan da Prato on March 19, 2017, 10:07:31 AM
more
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Post by: Stan da Prato on March 19, 2017, 10:08:49 AM
yet more
Title: Re: Kendal Joint Show
Post by: Stan da Prato on March 19, 2017, 10:10:07 AM
continuing
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Post by: Stan da Prato on March 19, 2017, 10:11:26 AM
still more
Title: Re: Kendal Joint Show
Post by: Stan da Prato on March 19, 2017, 10:13:55 AM
last few
Title: Re: Kendal Joint Show
Post by: Stan da Prato on March 19, 2017, 10:22:50 AM
Just people
Title: Re: Kendal Joint Show
Post by: Stan da Prato on March 19, 2017, 10:37:26 AM
nurseries
Title: Re: Kendal Joint Show
Post by: Luc Gilgemyn on March 19, 2017, 10:38:50 AM
Thanks for the pix Stan !  Your report is the next best thing to being there !  :D
Seems to have been a very succesful show - the packed benches are promising !
Title: Re: Kendal Joint Show
Post by: Stan da Prato on March 19, 2017, 10:39:25 AM
and more
Title: Re: Kendal Joint Show
Post by: Stan da Prato on March 19, 2017, 10:44:15 AM
local members  looking after their  plant stall and entrance door
Title: Re: Kendal Joint Show
Post by: Stan da Prato on March 19, 2017, 10:53:25 AM
Signing off with  a few photos as  people  loaded  their cars for the journey home. However this should not be the end of this report. After  my quick impressions of the event I  look forward to others providing a more detailed view of the show and the  plants.
Title: Re: Kendal Joint Show
Post by: Maggi Young on March 19, 2017, 04:17:48 PM
Stan - as ever you stun us with the range of your photos. As well as a record of the show - and this seems to have been a real beauty - it is  so special for those of us unable to attend.

Alan Oatway and his team must be well pleased with such a lovely display.  Well done to them and to all the exhibitors , whether winners or not!
 

On a personal note,  how  nice it is to see Darren  with his  beard - very distinguished, Darren!  And I hope you will consider giving us a chance to publish more of your  artwork  in future - you could start with some pix right here!!

Stan : I've rotated  the few photos of yours which had steadfastly turned themselves sideways.
Title: Re: Kendal Joint Show
Post by: Maggi Young on March 19, 2017, 05:55:23 PM
Don Peace' fine photo of Cyril Lafong with his Forrest Medal winning Trillium rivale 'Purple Heart' at the super #Kendal Show yesterday

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Title: Re: Kendal Joint Show
Post by: Darren on March 19, 2017, 06:34:47 PM


On a personal note,  how  nice it is to see Darren  with his  beard - very distinguished, Darren!  And I hope you will consider giving us a chance to publish more of your  artwork  in future - you could start with some pix right here!!

Stan : I've rotated  the few photos of yours which had steadfastly turned themselves sideways.

Thank you Maggi  :-*

The beard was a 50th birthday present to myself last year. Never had one before so went for it. Really like it and should have done it years ago. Also hoping the extra grey might persuade Susan I am old enough to retire and devote my energies to gardening and drawing. So far it hasn't worked...

Last few weeks I have been struggling with motivation to draw, not helped by the gardening season arriving, but did a little today as it was raining constantly for the fourth day in a row! Susan is currently working Sundays so this is intended to be my drawing day. When I eventually finish something new I promise to share it.

It was really lovely to see so many fellow forumists at the show yesterday. Though the beard means I no longer look like my forum photo so had to introduce myself to Lawrence who I hadn't met before.

Title: Re: Kendal Joint Show
Post by: Maggi Young on March 19, 2017, 08:41:00 PM
Sandy Leven has sent the Forrest Medal Report from Kendal - see it  HERE (http://files.srgc.net/Showreports/Kendal-Forrest-2017.pdf)
Thanks, Sandy!

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Cyril and the Trillium - photo by Sandy Leven
Title: Re: Kendal Joint Show
Post by: veteran vet on March 20, 2017, 11:04:54 AM
My first show of the season and what a good show it was, I think some alpine exhibitors must go to weight training given the size, and therefore weight, of some of the exhibits, what was good though that the very large pans contained immaculate specimens which is a considerable achievement.
I am posting a few pictures of plant close ups with exhibitor name and class number, don't think I have any of folk, very well covered by Stan
Ranunculus crithmifolius Don Peace (85) a lovely specimen very scarce nowadays but I am pleased to report that I had three germinations last year from a plant I used to have, I sowed the seed in 2010 and it germinated in 2016, really glad I did not bin the pot.
Rhododendron cephalanthum ssp crebriflorum Alan Furness (82), as good a flowered specimen as I have seen
Fritillaria bithynica Ian and Marie Leslie (79)
Fritillaria aurea Ivor Betteridge (79)
Saxifraga dinnikii Geoff Mawson (73)
Title: Re: Kendal Joint Show
Post by: veteran vet on March 20, 2017, 11:14:15 AM
When at a show, camera in hand I just photograph whatever catches my eye, wandering around trying to avoid getting in the paying public's way so what I post is very random
Hepatica nobilis var japonica Chris Lilley (70
Pulsatilla vulgaris Peter Hood (68)....this is one of my favourite plants, always admire a specimen when well grown
We are at the peak of the Dionysia season in the North and
Dionysia bryoides Derek Pickard (64) won the Duncan Lowe award for the best plant in <19cm pot. He also had
Dionysia freitagii in (63)
Androsace were thin on the ground but
Androsace lehmanniana from Geoff Rollinson caught the eye in (61)
Title: Re: Kendal Joint Show
Post by: veteran vet on March 20, 2017, 11:22:42 AM
There was some interesting foliage plants in the foliage classes but thge one that won the Kirby Cup for the best foliage was
Celmisia philocremna Ian and Marie Leslie (39)
Trillium nivale from Alan Spenceley (30) was a massive potful, might just could do with a bigger pot though. Was up against
Tecophilaea cyanocrocus Cyril Lafong and this got the red sticker
Primula irregularis Lionel Clarkson (56)
Saxifraga oppositifolia Mala Janes (29)
Title: Re: Kendal Joint Show
Post by: veteran vet on March 20, 2017, 11:29:47 AM
Dionysia gaube Geof Rollinson (28)  a good example of a difficult plant
Iris nusairiensis Frank And Barbara Hoyle (26). There must be a few 'forms' around as this is a massive plant compared to the version I grow
Fritillaria ariana Ivor Betteridge (21 and 37)...I post two pictures as one was a better colour
Corydalis macrocentra Don Peace (17)
Title: Re: Kendal Joint Show
Post by: veteran vet on March 20, 2017, 11:41:38 AM
Saxifraga 'Coolock Gem' this one by Frank And Barbara Hoyle (20) though there were many fine specimens at the show
Saxifraga 'Lismore Carmine' Peter Hood (19), not a lot of this around nowadays
Saxifraga 'Allendale Harvest' Tommy Anderson (19)
Primula x megasaefolia Tom Green (9)
Cyclamen pseudibericum Ian Kidman (4)
Title: Re: Kendal Joint Show
Post by: veteran vet on March 20, 2017, 11:49:26 AM
Sue Flannigan had a lovely exhibit for the 3 pan class6 and these were
Dionysia 'Tess'
Dionysia Annielle
Dionysia Lycaena
Narcissus cordubensis (104) from Heather Barraclough earned a certificate of merit
Title: Re: Kendal Joint Show
Post by: veteran vet on March 20, 2017, 11:57:15 AM
 Class 1 had some huge pans from Frank and Barbara Hoyle and I have pictured them individually
Saxifraga Cumulus
Primula 'Pink Aire'
Primula allionii 'Mrs Dyas'
Primula allionii 'Marjorie Wooster'
Dionysia aretiodes which was runner up to the Forrest plant and won a C of M, a massive pot
Title: Re: Kendal Joint Show
Post by: veteran vet on March 20, 2017, 12:02:58 PM
Primula 'Broadwell Milkmaid and
Primula allionii 'Crusader' were shown by Geoff Rollinson in 11, the Crusader was as good an example as I have seen, not too easy to grow.
And finally, saving the Forrest plant till the end, I know there are already quite a few of it been posted but here is another
Trillium rivale 'Purple Heart' from Cyril Lafong
Title: Re: Kendal Joint Show
Post by: David Nicholson on March 20, 2017, 12:37:40 PM
Many thanks to our Show photographers, their time and trouble is greatly appreciated. Not being a 'Showy' person myself I'm still astounded by the quality of plants on display and the skill of their growers, particularly so of the magnificent Primulas .
Title: Re: Kendal Joint Show
Post by: Maggi Young on March 20, 2017, 03:07:08 PM
It's wonderful to see these photos -  our Veteran Vet is right when he suppose that some members must  be undergoing concentrated weight training to be able to carry those huge pots!

 That pot of Primula allionii 'Crusader' is a show stopper for me.
Title: Re: Kendal Joint Show
Post by: peter hood on March 20, 2017, 09:24:26 PM
There are at least two of us exhibitors who are recovering from hernia operations at the moment. My fellow exhibitors have been very helpful, carrying in heavy plants that I am not allowed to lift! At home, the two lads who live next door have been very kind in helping me pack and unpack the car. Every exhibitor should have a few porters! (of course, at Hexham we have supermarket trollies.)

Thanks again to all the photographers who spend so much time at the show photographing, and afterwards posting them on the forum. Thanks again to all my porters at three shows this year.
Title: Re: Kendal Joint Show
Post by: Maggi Young on March 21, 2017, 11:28:53 AM
Hoping you make a full recovery from your op. Peter !
Title: Re: Kendal Joint Show
Post by: Maggi Young on April 16, 2017, 06:34:35 PM
Sorry for the delay while web updates were happening - here is Sandy Leven's Kendal report : of course this, and more, are all accessible on the main site Show Reports page
 
http://files.srgc.net/Showreports/KendalShow2017.pdf (http://files.srgc.net/Showreports/KendalShow2017.pdf)