Blackpool Show March 16 2013
The very cold weather and lack of sunshine had made it difficult for growers to produce the spread of plants usually seen at Blackpool and the smaller number of entries and the quantity of snowdrops bore witness to this. Nevertheless, the hall, as usual, was awash with colour and abuzz with the chat of colleagues exchanging news & plant details. Visitor numbers were identical to 2012, the raffle made a significant contribution and the plant stall suffered from the cold weather, with many fewer offerings for sale.
Sadly, the Blackpool Collegiate, which has served us well, is to close for refurbishment so Lionel & the Committee are searching for a new venue.
Update: The 2014 Show will be held at Kirkbie Kendal School, Kendal LA9 7EQ
Winner of the Forrest Medal: Dave Riley's Cyclamen Alpinum Leucanthemum