AGS Shows: Southport AGS Show - 14th May 2016
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Hearty congratulations to everyone involved with the splendid Southport AGS Show held today in sunny Lancashire. The Farrer medal was won by Ian and Maria Leslie from Bangor.
Apologies, I omitted to state that the Farrer Medal winning exhibit was a fabulous example of the very beautiful Leiophyllum buxifolium prostratum.
The pictures I've seen show benches covered with great plants - looks like a really super show.
Excellent show Southport. Many thanks to all who organised it. Below are a few pictures I took at the event.
So many strong well flowered plants Ian! It is clear why the middle/end of May is the time chosen for the Chelsea Flower Show looking at this AGS Show too. I was struck by the particular diversity of plants at Wymondham, and how so many are also very good garden plants. I think this must be the same plant of Phlox bifida 'Blue form', a week earlier - even more striking at Southport and a very lovely plant, not really so often seen in gardens.
Many congratulations to Ian and Maria Leslie of our N. Wales Group for winning the Farrer with a super plant of the excellent and now not widely available Leiophyllum buxifolium 'Prostratum'. It is one of the many Farrer-winning plants that is excellent and easy in the garden; anyone can try it as long as they have acid soil that is not allowed to dry. out.