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Countdown   to the
Southport  &   National Shows,  2013

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Robert Bryce

1st. July
   These are pictures from my large greenhouse and small greenhouse on 1st July. My Southport targets are 6 pot, Group class 16-20 single stem pots for display, 12 and/or 6 cut blooms. My Birmingham Target is the British Championship 7 pots.

   The bloom is pictured 2 years ago as a seedling and this will hopefully be shown this year and named after a late well known exhibitor.

   My large pot plants have either 2 stems or 3 stems facing forward and are being grown in a similar way to John Hamilton's pots at Ayr last year. I will try to do justice to Britain's best grower.

   Up until now they have had 2 feeds of VITAX 1-4-1 in May to put the roots in the pots. In the last few weeks they have had two full strength feed of CHEMPACK 3 20-20-20 to build the structure of the plants. They were also given a Calcium Nitrate feed 4 weeks ago at bud formation. They have been sprayed every day with a Maxicrop a growth stimulant every day up until this week this has allowed the fertiliser in the pot to be taken up by the growing plants. Now all we have to do is get the flowers right but this is the most difficult and there will be many pitfalls along the way.

   The plants are lush and green but very hard, all in all I am excited about what lies ahead.

   Over the last 3 days I have been adjusting the pot plants to open up the sideshoots. Tomorrow is 42 days to Southport and I will select the buds and stop the growing tips on the plants selected.

   Over the next weeks up until Birmingham I will advise what I am doing.

Robert Bryce


Big greenhouse  


Back side of big greenhouse

Avalanche with 3 main stems

   
Rooted cuttings


Multi stemmed pots

Small greenhouse cut blooms

 
  Single stemmed plants

Week 2     Week 3
Week 4     Week 5
Week 6     Week 7

Week 8     Week 9
Week 10


New seedling, may be named in 2013

.Robert's Greenhouse in 2004 & 2007          The Bob Bryce Albums

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