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Members & their Greenhouses
Bob Bryce
Blackburn   Lancashire.

  I joined the Society around 1982. I was recruited along with my brother Alan by Bill Green who won the National Championship a record 8 times. I was 27 at the time and Alan was 30 so we were the youngest members. My biggest influence and mentor for many years was Bert Cruikshank who taught me how to think about growing and also to still enjoy it when I was showing. 
   I have won the National Cut Bloom Championship 3 times (1995, 2000, 2001) the British Cut Bloom Championship twice (2003 and 2006) and the British Pot Plant Championship once in 2007.  My other successes include Southport, Leeds and East Midlands.  I am an NBS qualified judge.  My nemesis and great debater is Derek Telford, but in the past I was friendly with the late George McCormick and Dan Ramage.  Today a like soul is Britain's complete grower John Hamilton and also Jack Larter. 
   I believe in always growing balanced and use Singletons JI No. 2 with no additives.  I believe a fabulous root system is essential before feeding little and often.  I feed with Nitrate of Potash and a little Monomonium Phosphate mixed together in water, typically a quarter of a teaspoon each to 1.5 gallon.  I only feed in the 21 days before the show. The rest is in the pot. 
   My favourite begonias are Tom Brownlee, Mary Heatley, Sweet Dreams and Monica Bryce (my mother would have loved it). 
   I love a challenge and if someone says something is impossible with begonias I usually try. I love large well grown cut blooms but have also become quite fond of a well grown multi stem pot plant.  


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Dr E Catterall
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Monica Bryce
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Barbara Bryce
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Millenium
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Peaches Chutney
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Beryl Rhodes
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Dr E Catterall
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Robert Tyler Murphy
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A - H   July 2004          M - P   July 2007         
I M O P   Varieties raised by Bob          J K L Varieties raised by brother Alan
N & O   Pot plants prepared for transporting to the National Show.

THE BOB BRYCE ALBUMS      

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