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Blackmore & Langdon's Open Days
& Sale Weekend

13th.  14th. &  15th. May 2016
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This commenced on a bright and sunny Friday 13th May.  What a contrasting day to the last visit in early February.   Then it was dank, dreary and wet and not at all inviting except that there were hints of what was to come.   These “before and after” pictures illustrate what a dramatic change had taken place in a few weeks.

With RHS Chelsea just a couple of weeks away, in ten days the blooms will begin their journey to the capital.  By that time the blooms will be in their prime and the foliage was already vibrant.    There were some new varieties on show not normally associated with B&L plus some exciting seedlings that have still to be named.  Some of the blooms had already been on a journey the previous week to the RHS Malvern Spring Show.

It was good to meet some old begonia friends early on the Friday morning who took the opportunity of picking up some choice plant bargains.

We wish Nicholas Langdon (RHS Vice President) and his team every success at Chelsea.    Let’s see if they can add to their seventy plus gold awards gained over one hundred years of continuous showing at this prestige event.

Basil Billinger

Update

B&L just missed out on a Gold but were awarded a Silver Gilt.
  Several of the experts were of the opinion it was one of the best exhibits B&L have staged.  Well done.

Basil Billinger

 

     
Nicholas Langdon

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FRIDAY 13th. MAY

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