John McLennan, New Zealand


September 18, 2008

Categories: Show Results, Societies and groups

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Hi  Daffnetters ,
A small country show in  our central area today , Thursdy  18  Sept
99 th  spring show of the  Rongatea & District  Horticultural  and Produce  Society  1909  —  2008
Never a big show , today about 240  daffs  from 14 exhibitors , open  judge  Reg  Cull.
Champion  Bloom  –  2 W W  Stoke  Doyle  –  –  grown  and shown  by  Alice  Hannam  of  Waikanae.
Alice has been a keen gardener and show supporter for over  50 years ,  — initially from  Putararu , Waikato , and laterly in retirement in Kapiti
It,s her first  Champion  Bloom in the Daffodil classes,  —  a very happy and deserved winner.

2 responses to “Rongatea”

  1. Denise and Neil McQuarrie says:

    Congratulations to Alice Hannam on getting Best Bloom with Stoke Doyle, that is a great achievement.    I always thought that Stoke Doyle  a very under-rated variety and it is a good breeder too.  Judging from the photos it is a very nice example.  Those coming to the South Island Show take special note as a bulb of Stoke Doyle will be sold at the auction. 
    Regards to all, Denise.

    Denise and Neil McQuarrie
    New Zealand 7161
    Phone (03) 526 8847
    National Daffodil Society of NZ Inc.
    The website for all daffodil enthusiasts – visit us often!


  2. Noeline and Donald McLaren says:

    Thanks everyone for posting the pics and results for their shows – it’s great to receive them in the inbox.


    Does Gold Convention consistently show the depth of colour in the cup further north?  Down here near the lower South Island, it doesn’t come orange-gold as in the div 2 premier flower posted


    Noeline McLaren