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  Members & their Greenhouses

JOHN CHISWELL

August 2010

   John Chiswell, South West Area Treasurer, lives at Midsomer Norton, Somerset, where he carries out most of his propagation work. However, he has a facility nearby at Chilcompton where he grows his plants. John supports the Area Show at Bideford, North Devon, and the South Wales Show in Swansea, culminating in the National in September.
   Visiting John some ten days before the National at Chilcompton he was hoping for a period of warmth and sunshine. Dull and cold weather had previously held back the blooms. The sun did in fact shine for the days running up to the National and John was awarded The Blackmore & Langdon Trophy for the most points in the bloom sections.
  Besides the usual favourites, John grows a number of tubers that are not normally seen, including some from Australia. The pictures show a cross section of the varieties that were just coming into full size and bloom at the time of our visit. Tubers and started plants are made available in the spring to members.


Main Greenhouse - left
 


Main Greenhouse - right


Reject Greenhouse
 


Chillcompton Greenhouses


Flirtation
 


Sunrise


Kookabura
 


Daisy Trinder


Fantasia
 


Fairylight


Mia
 
 


Joyce Mihulka


Bonny Brenda
 


Charlotte


Jessie Wright
 


Syme Star


Pauline Coates

 


Joan Watson


Lucy Allely
 


Tahiti


Fred Martin
 


Sea Coral


Alexandra
 


Mary Lee

 

E-mail johnchis846@btinternet.com for a list of varieties that are available this year.

Pictures & text by Basil Billinger 

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