AGS Shows: Dublin Show 2014
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Some pictures hot off the press from the Dublin Show starting with some candid shots during judging and views of the hall after lunch, followed by the caption competition.....just what do you think Show Secretary Michael Higgins is saying!!!
And now a few plants
Cassiope Freebird Group, Gordon Toner
Crassula socialis, Liam Byrne
Gentiana verna, Paddy Smith's Farrer winning potful. The picture does not do it justice,
Kalmia polifolia, Liam Byrne, best Ericaceae
Lewisia cotyledon, which won Raymond Copeland the Margaret Orsi Bowl for the best plant from N America
Oxalis Gwen McBride, Gordon Toner
Petunia patagonica, A Certificate of Merit for Tim Lever
Sebaea thomasii, another Certificate of Merit for Tim Lever
My apologies ro the award winners whose plants I didn't capture including Billy Moore's Pulsatilla albana lutea (C of M), Don Peace's Androsace vandellii (best Primulaceae) and his Medal winning 6 pan, Pat Kennedy's Pulsatilla (Waverley Trophy), Elizabeth Ross's dwarf Aquilegia (Millenium Cup), Paddy Smith's Cyclamen rhodium (Cyclamen Society Salver) and I must make mention of Class 69, the intermediate section 6 pan class which had 4 entries!!!!! and was won by Pat Kennedy.
My thanks to Michael and his team, the judges and the stewards for another great show and for making me most welcome on my return to Dublin after 50 years (yes I was very young!)
Super to have the "poeple" pictures, Martin - so many dear friends there and it's good to see them looking well - and doing well with their grand plants.
The Farrer plant is a beauty - I love that it shows seedling variation.
Wouldn't the Oxalis named for Gwen MacBride make a great two-pan partner with the Petunia patagonica ? Such intricate yet unfussy markings in both.
Congratulations to Paddy on this success - and to all the other exhibitors giving such a good display.
Surprised to see you were across there, Martin - I had no idea there was a rope ladder over the Irish sea ;>)