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AGS Shows: Midland Show, Solihull 20th April 2013

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Contribution from Jon Evans 22 April 2013, 13:14top / bottom of page
Wow - what a show !

After weeks of cold gloomy weather, spring has arrived with a bang, at least for a while, and the plants are all rushing into flower. The season is still too late for many of the plants we are familiar with seeing at Solihull to appear, particularly the rhododendrons (the trophy for the best pan of Ericaceae was not awarded), but the pans were crowded together on the benches in a sumptuous display of spring colour.

The morning dawned bright and clear after an overnight frost, and we thoroughly enjoyed the cowslips along the M40 as we made our way up in the early morning sunshine. I parked the car to unload, walked into the hall, and was almost overwhelmed by the riot of colour.

Here are a few pictures around the hall a bit later on, during judging.

Wow - what a show !

Of course, not one plant was able to match the stunning colour of steward Jo Walker's jumper.

Large 6 pan class

There were two entries for the large 6 pan class, Rod and Shirley Johnson, and Ian Robertson; the AGS Medal went to Ian.

Large 6 pan class
Small 6 pan class

There were four entries for the small 6 pan class. Here they are - from left to right: Ian Kidman, Eric Jarrett, John Bunn, Tommy Anderson.

Small 6 pan class

The AGS Medal went to Eric, but it must have been close.

Midland Jubilee Goblet

There was no competition in the class for 6 pans grown from seed, but an excellent entry from Graham Nicholls.

Midland Jubilee Goblet

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