Author Archives: Editor

Flowers from The Jura

Committee member, Ken Harrop has a daughter who lives in Bellegarde on the foothills of the Jura mountains. Here is a photo she sent him of the “wild flowers” she picked at, what is in winter, the ski station.. Ken … Continue reading

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Virtual Chelsea 2020

For those of you watching Chelsea 2020 on BBC TV you may have seen our Society Editor Camilla Bassett-Smith listed as one of the horticultural specialists advising the programme. It has not been quite the same as the real thing … Continue reading

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Wordsworth in lockdown

This came to me via Christine Skelemersdale. She received it from a relative so I cannot credit the author. Hope it makes you smile! (other supermarkets are available!) Wordsworth in Lockdown: I wandered lonely as a cloud, Two metres from … Continue reading

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A brief history of British Daffodils

An interesting brief history of British daffodils published in Countryfile magazine this Spring. The article on the Countryfile website is published by Immediate Media Company Limited under licence from BBC Studio Distribution. Click here

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The Ones That Got Away – Alan Robinson

Alan’s 9 Vase Class potential entry for the Northern Group Late Show due to have been held on the 10th May,  he just managed to get 9!!

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2020 Bulb Lottery Winners

The 2020 Bulb Lottery has been drawn and a full list of prize winners and prizes can be found here Thanks to Len Olive for organising this event and the generosity of bulb growers and individuals. A superb list of … Continue reading

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The Ones That Got Away – Alan Robinson

Another fine set of blooms from Alan Robinson.These would have been shown at the DS Northern Group show at Harrogate. Very envious of the quantity and quality – the south west blooms have faded much faster in the April sun. … Continue reading

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Panshanger Park – Michael Baxter

Fair Daffodils, we weep to see You haste away so soon. Herrick. Michael Baxter’s last daffodil photos and the arrival of the bluebells.

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The Ones That Got Away – Tim Richardson

Another super collection of blooms from Tim Richardson. Lovely form and colour. Click on Images to Enlarge

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The ones that got away – Ruby Evans

Thanks to Alan Robinson for passing on these photographs of an aspiring prize-winner. Such a shame her daffodils couldn’t get to the show bench this year. These daffodils have been grown by 13 year old Ruby Evans. Ruby won the … Continue reading

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