What is blooming now in Canberra – Part 1

September 26, 2016
By

Hi We do a lot of late season hybridising. We have a lot of late flowering miniatures and small but not miniature seedlings that are ideal for growing in pots.…

Click to read more »

In Memoriam Posted in the September 2016 ADS Journal

September 24, 2016
By

Hi daffnet, I’ve had my September 2016 ADS Journal for a week or so now. Jolene Laughlin did a marvelous job.  I got use to the change in font very…

Click to read more »

Divsion 1 premiers

The North Island National Show in Hamilton gave some competitors a run for their money with high winds and snow in the lower half of the North Island as well…

Click to read more »

Division 2 Premiers

Division 2 Premiers

At the dinner on Saturday night the bulb auction was held and there was spirited bidding among several growers. It raised over $2000.00 for the N.D.S. as well as a…

Click to read more »

Around the Show

September 21, 2016
By

I accidentally left my camera at home re-charging so my Canberra show report this year is limited. One named flower that caught my eye that I had not seen before…

Click to read more »

N.I. National Division 3 and 4 Premiers

Children staging their flowers for the tenth and last Schools Competition. There were four schools that have competed and there are some that have continued their interest in daffodils. Photo…

Click to read more »

North Island National Show Champion bloom

Hi Everyone The North Island National show was hosted by the Northern Daffodil Club in Hamilton on 10th and 11th of this month. Champion bloom was a fine Peter Ramsay…

Click to read more »

Blenheim NZ Show Results

September 11, 2016
By

On Friday I had the privilege of judging the local Blenheim show. There weren’t a huge number of entries but there was some good quality on display. I’ve included pictures…

Click to read more »

Reflections on cyclamineus

September 1, 2016
By

This season a few favorite cyclamineus have been moved to the house in the hope I will be able to cultivate them properly in pots. I like the long straight…

Click to read more »

Refresher Guidelines Document

August 31, 2016
By

How to set up an ADS Judge’s Refresher? Check the ADS web site and under References and you will find the Refresher Guidelines that has been developed to help you…

Click to read more »

Did you win, but not receive, an ADS ribbon at St. Louis WDC?

We believe that perhaps one or two people won, but did not receive, ADS ribbons at the 2016 St. Louis WDC show.  Can you help us identify who those one…

Click to read more »

Amazing Cultivar

August 28, 2016
By

Hi Folks, Whilst not a show flower this an amazing new cultivar. John MacLennan’s 06=157. These flowers were picked for a Horticultural Society meeting on the 5th July. Following this…

Click to read more »

Fran Lewis

August 21, 2016
By

I just found out Fran Lewis past at 100 this week. She and her husband, Raymond, hybridized ‘Mobjack Bay’ and ‘North River’.  My heart is heavy with sadness as she…

Click to read more »