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Sunday 9th. August,  The Pannier Market,  Bideford
Judge: Dave Coates

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   The Show coincided with a beautiful summer weekend in marked contrast to what had gone before. Mike Avis masterminded the overall show with his usual efficiency on his 65th birthday.
   Unfortunately, from the bumper entries last year, there was a downturn. This was due to growing problems and personal difficulties with certain growers. There were however, positives. A number of new exhibitors entered, including some of our NBS friends who had made the long journey from South Wales to be with us. There were some outstanding exhibits and an influx of novice entries. This is reflected by the fact that we enrolled seven new NBS members on the day.
   That doyen of pot plants, Lakin Earl, tried his hand at cut blooms for the first time with spectacular success. However, best cut bloom went to John Chiswell and the best pot plant, was not a tuberous show plant as normally, but a Rex entered by Gary Dando, Area Representative.

Next year’s show is booked for Sunday 15th August 2010 at the Pannier Market.


Before the "off".
Show Manager, Mike Avis

Best Pot? Dave Coates, Andrew Macdougall and Cecil Gammon, Bideford Show judge, deliberate

Area Information Desk

General View - Blooms

General view - Pots

 Open Display - 1st.
Mike Avis

3 Pots - 1st
Lakin Earl

3 Pots - 2nd
Chad Stone 

The baskets
 

1 Pot Flowering, 1 Pot Foliage - 1st. Lakin Earl

1 Pot Flowering, 1Pot Foliage - 2nd. Gary Dando

1 Pot Novice - 1st.
Mrs Joan Allen

1 Pot Rex - 1st.
Ian Rhys Williams

Hanging Basket - 1st.
David Elliot

Best Pot Plant - Namur
Gary Dando

6 Cut-blooms - 1st.
Lakin Earl

Best Bloom - Beryl Rhodes
John Chiswell

6 Cut-blooms - 2nd.
John Chiswell

1 Cut-bloom - 1st.
Lakin Earl

1 Cut-bloom - 2nd.
Dave Elliot

1 Cut-bloom Novice - 1st.
Derek Bonner

3 Cut-blooms - 1st.
Lakin Earl

3 Cut-blooms - 2nd.
John Chiswell

3 Cut-blooms - 3rd.
Tony Willoughby

1 Pot Any Other Begonia - 1st.
Basil Billinger

1 Pot Fibrous - 1st.
Basil Billinger

1 Pot Cane/Stem Begonia - 1st.
Gary Dando

SCHEDULE          RESULTS

Report, pictures & results by Basil Billinger.

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