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Edinburgh Show, 14 April 2007

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Phew, what a scorcher of a day. Not exactly what exhibitors had expected as they drove to Fairmilehead in Edinburgh this morning, cars bulging with plants. All was enshrowded in the dreaded haar!!! However, this soon burnt off and the stage was set for yet another very successful show. A month later than our usual date of late March, the mix of plants was different: long gone were the hoards of crocus, corydalis and Primula allionii, to be replaced with trilliums, tulips and many other delights.

A few pix of the hall to start with.

Best plant in show was a lovely Androsace vandellii, exhibited by the Glenrothes greenfingers. This was Cyril's twenty something Forest. Many congrats to him once again.

Maggi Young:
I think that is the Glenrothes Greenfinger's 24th Medal!!  Well done Cyril, it's a beauty.... did anyone check if it is real?? ;D

How did Carole B. manage with her leg in plaster?

Yes, it checked out well, maggi. Cyril had a further THREE slightly smaller pots of same in other classes and all equally well-flowered. There's no doubt about it, The Greenfingers is tops just now, with such superbly grown entries.

Carole soldiered on bravely, I must say. She had a "walking" cast put on yesterday and with the aid of crutches she went about her duties as best she could. I think though she was a little wary of all the photographers....... not sure whether there'll be any posts here.... But seriously, if you're lurking Carole, all best wishes for a speedy recovery!!!

Alan Newton amassed a massive 700 points with his entries. Among the many interesting plants exhibited were the following trio in th enew/rare/difficult class

Dionysia crista-galli
Dionysia caespitosa subsp caespitosa
Dionysia hybrid

All were from Josef Myers, the first two from seed collected in Iran.


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