AGS Shows: Cleveland Show 19th April 2014
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Congratulations to George Young on winning the Farrer Medal for his pan of Fritillaria affinis - and to all the other exhibitors at Cleveland this Easter weekend.
It may be of interest that Tim Lever, Farrer winner at the AGS Midland Show last week, was awarded a certificate of merit at the SRGC Perth Show yesterday (19th).Forrest Medal winner in Perth was Cyril Lafong for a pan of Iris pumila.
A few pictures to keep the voyeurs happy
Arisaema amurense var serratum, shown by Fred & Pat Bundy
Arisaema amurense shown by yours truly
Calanthe kozu, john savage
Dicentra cuccularia Pittsburg, Ivor Betteridge (how do you keep Dicentra cuccularia compact and with the flowers above the foliage, mine were the other way round this year!)
Next 3 attempts to capture George Young's Farrer winning pot of Fritillaria affinis
It's Lewisia tweedyi time now, a mixture of Apricot, Peach and Rose from myself and Rod & Shirley Johnson
And finally Chris Lilley's Ranunculus montanus
Martin, what compost do you use for the Arisaema? Do they need to be kept quite moist and shaded?
Helen, almost everything here gets the same compost with minor tweaks. The Arisaemas get a 50/50 mix of J.I. no 3 and 4-6mm grit with maybe 10% of the finest grade bark, or peat, added. They are kept well watered in growth but in semi shade. When they start to die back I let them dry and keep them under a bench in a lean to greenhouse on the back of the house which faces South. They get given a good drink in late January or early February whether they need it or not. I'm not the most succesful Arisaema grower so there are probably better ways. A. amurense is always the first up by several weeks
You may want to keep them in pots for showing but Arisaema are good garden plants, too.
Many increase quite well and will make little colonies in the garden but even those which are less enthusiastic about multiplying can make a stiking feature in a garden setting. They seem happy in many soil types, not being too fussy about the ph. Further south than Aberdeen they might prefer a more shady situation - not a question we have to worry about !
Thank you Margaret and Martin
i have some Ariseama in the garden but their spaths (flowers) tend to droop so I have moved them to a more moist location. I try potting one up for showing in the future