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AGS Shows: South Wales Show February 2009

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Some long overdue photos from the first show of the year.

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Contribution from Jon Evans 26 April 2009, 22:43top / bottom of page

At long last, here are some pictures from the South Wales Show in February this year. As you might expect from a show so early in the year, and one where the show secretaries, and winners of the Open aggregate award were Bob and Rannveig Wallis, the benches were to some extent dominated by spring bulbs.

Galanthus nivalis from Alan Keay

Most obviously, it was snowdrop season, and there were many different cultivars here, from big pans of small snowdrops?

Galanthus nivalis from Alan Keay
Galanthus Fred's Giant from Ann and Mike Morton

To small pans of big snowdrops

Galanthus Fred's Giant from Ann and Mike Morton
Galanthus Corrin from Bob and Rannveig Wallis
Galanthus Corrin from Bob and Rannveig Wallis
Galanthus Ione Hecker, also from Bob and Rannveig Wallis
Galanthus Ione Hecker, also from Bob and Rannveig
And Galanthus plicatus from Bob and Rannveig
And Galanthus plicatus from Bob and Rannveig
Galanthus plicatus Sophie North from Ruth Jones
Galanthus plicatus Sophie North from Ruth Jones
Galanthus John Grey from Ruth Jones
Galanthus John Grey from Ruth Jones
Galanthus elwesii Helen Tomlinson

from Mike and Christine Brown

Galanthus elwesii Helen Tomlinson
Galanthus Whittington

also from Mike and Christine Brown

Galanthus Whittington
Galanthus Ketton

Last but not least, the winner of the Galanthus Goblet for Mike and Christine Brown

Galanthus Ketton
Crocus chrysanthus Cream Beauty

Crocuses were also present in large numbers, from the familiar Crocus chrysanthus Cream Beauty, beautifully presented by Ann and Mike Morton

Crocus chrysanthus Cream Beauty
Crocus abantensis

also from Ann and Mike Morton

Crocus abantensis
Crocus vernus ssp. albiflorus from George Elder

A lovely and very striking form, exhibited as C. reticulatus, now renamed C. vernus ssp. albiflorus following discussion on this forum.

Crocus reticulatus from George Elder
Crocus cvijicii, also from George Elder
Crocus cvijicii, also from George Elder
Crocus sieberi PJC215 from Bob and Rannveig Wallis
Crocus sieberi PJC215 from Bob and Rannveig Wallis
Crocus veluchensis from Bob and Rannveig Wallis
Crocus veluchensis from Bob and Rannveig Wallis
Crocus biflorus ssp nubigena from Robert Rolfe

Winner of the Crocus Spoon.

Crocus biflorus ssp nubigena from Robert Rolfe
Narcissus bulbocodium from Don and Heather Hyde

There were perhaps fewer daffodils than in previous years, an indication perhaps of a difficult or later season, but those that appeared were excellent.

Narcissus bulbocodium from Don and Heather Hyde
Narcissus Bowles Early Sulphur from Robin White

Lest anyone think Robin only grows daphnes

Narcissus Bowles Early Sulphur from Robin White
Hyacinthoides aristidis from Robert Rolfe

An unusual miniature squill

Hyacinthoides aristidis from Robert Rolfe

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