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…

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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…

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Blenheim NZ Show Results

September 11, 2016
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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…

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Reflections on cyclamineus

September 1, 2016
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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…

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Refresher Guidelines Document

August 31, 2016
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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…

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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…

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Amazing Cultivar

August 28, 2016
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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…

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Fran Lewis

August 21, 2016
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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…

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Could someone identify this daffodil?

August 21, 2016
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It grows in Italy, in my grandmother’s garden for 20 years or probably more. It’s an early flowering in this mountain climate. The outer petals are pastel yellow and the…

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Ngaire Rogers

August 21, 2016
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Last year I posted a photo of N Ngaire Rogers. It has ten petals and is consistent in form and show quality. It is from a cyclamineus cross. The first…

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A few early seedlings

August 16, 2016
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John  Hollever  and  I  were  both  at  our  adjoining  daff  patches  this  afternoon  and  had  a  chance  to  look  at  a  few  seedlings .It  was  a  week  since  our  early …

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2016 2Y-Y sdl and mini novelty

August 15, 2016
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Very pleased to see this new 2Y-Y sdl appearing so early in the season plus this mini odd-ball, which I’ll keep.

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White Trumpets

Spring has come early by a couple of weeks for some varieties. The flower not yet registered as Yazjoy opened in July. Unfortunately is is 1-2 mm short of being…

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