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Members & their Greenhouses
John Chiswell  2009

    We visited John in the last week of August, just prior to the National, to cast an eye over what was likely to make its way to Birmingham in a week’s time. John had already exhibited at Portchester, Bideford and Swansea.
   John utilises premises in Chilcompton, Somerset, to grow on his begonias and carries out his propagation from his home at Midsomer Norton, a stones throw away.
   As you can see he grows a large number of plants and has in excess of 150 varieties. Besides the tried and tested old favourites he also grows a number of very and recent introductions. Also, he is trialling some interested Australian varieties that have some potential.
   All the shows are grateful for the support John gives and at the National he was awarded The Blackmore & Langdon Trophy for the most points in the blooms section.  


Mrs R Watts

Lindsey Murray

Christine Barclay

George Tatton

Ruby Young

Helen Main

Alexandra

Joyce Mihulka

Sylvia Johnston

Moonlight & Roses

Snowbird

Fanfare

Flirtation

Alyce

Mary Heatley

Rachel Ann

Gay Gordon

Seedling

Hannah

Keenan Sunset

Bianca Willsmore

John's Greenhouse 2008

Pictures and text by Basil Billinger  2009

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