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Sunday 30th. & Monday 31st. August
Wyevale Swansea Garden Centre,  Llansamlet, Swansea  SA79FT
Judge: Dave Staines  assisted by  Andrew MacDougall (trainee)

   It took a long time to plan our first ever South Wales Area Show. We hadn't realised how much time, planning and effort would be needed to ensure our Area Show would eventually take place. Our ambitions were fulfilled, when our Show was staged on August Bank Holiday, 2009, at Wyevale Garden Centre, Swansea.
   The success of our Show, was beyond our highest expectations, as the entries poured in from far and wide and all bench space was completely covered with exhibits. The amount of entries ensured that our Judges, Dave Staines, accompanied by Trainee Judge, Andrew MacDougall took far longer to judge than was at first anticipated. Two thousand members of the public visited the Show over two days. They were all overwhelmed by the spectacle of quality exhibits which were on display, including ten six boards of double tuberous begonias, double tuberous pot plants, Rex, Cane, Multiflora pots and hanging baskets, to name but a few cultivars, which enchanted the public at large.
   The hard work and effort which went into making the South Wales Area Show, such a successful event, was due to the determination of all those involved and of course the determination of the exhibitors to skillfully produce such quality exhibits, for the visitors to the Show to enjoy.
   The full list of prize winners at the Show appears elsewhere.
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6 cut-blooms - 1st.
Ralph Trinder


The 3 Cut bloom entries


6 cut-blooms - 2nd.
Ian Rhys Williams


Best Cut bloom
Ralph Trinder


3 Cut blooms - 1st
Ralph Trinder


Lois Mae
Exhibited by Ian Rhys Williams


Pot Classes


3 Pots Tuberous double - 1st.
Barry Walker


1 Pot Restricted
1st Sandra Davies
2nd. Ian Rhys Williams


3 Pots Begonia Rex - 2nd.
Ian Rhys Williams


3 Pots Begonia Rex - 1st.
Gary Dando


3 pots Begonia Rex - 3rd.
Sandra Davies


1 Pot Begonia Class 9 - 1st.
& Best Exhibit in Show
Sandra Davies


Can I help you?
Ian Rhys Williams
South Wales Area Rep.


1 Pot - 2nd
Ian Rhys Williams


Barry Walker receiving his Trophy for Best 3 pots


Sandra Davies receiving her Trophy for Best Exhibit in Show


Dave Staines (Judge)
 with Lois Mae


1 Pot
1st Barry Walker
3rd. Sandra Davies


Pendulas and Baskets - 1st
Sandra Davies


Restricted Pots


The Cut bloom classes


The 3 Cut bloom intermediate
entries


Deep in discussion
Harry Bird & Mike Avis

Pictures & report by Ian Rhys Williams  South Wales Area Representative.
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