John McLennan, New Zealand

OTAKI DAFFODIL SHOW – 2014

September 7, 2014
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Our  local  Otaki  Horticultural  Society  had  our  116  th  Spring  show  on  Friday  5  September  .We  have  downsized  to  a  smaller  one  day  show  as  our  regular  growers  and  supporters  are  all  steadily  ageing  ;  up  and  down  in  one  day  is  an  easier  option .  We  were  pleased  with  a  total  of  about  350  blooms  staged  as  we  knew  many  were  holding  back  their  champions  for  the  N I National  ,  next  weekend  close  by  in  Waikanae . We  have  had  virtually  no  rain  for  three  weeks  ;  the  flowers  were  on  average  , just  a  little  undersize  but  in  good  condition  as the  winds  had  also  been  absent .

CHAMPION  BLOOM  ,  -  BALLISTIC

CHAMPION BLOOM , – BALLISTIC

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Champion  Bloom  was  a  very  tidy  4 Y – R  BALLISTIC ,  one  of  over  a  dozen  very  nice  blooms  that  were pleased  to  win  for  yours  truly  on  my  home  patch .

RESERVE  CHAMPION   VALLEY  GLOW

RESERVE CHAMPION
VALLEY GLOW

 

 

 

Reserve  Champion  went  to Palmerston  North  grower  Brian  MacKenzie  with  a  large ,  very  round  2 Y – O   VALLEY  GLOW

 

 

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BERMUDA  TRIANGLE  1 Y- Y    was  premier  yellow  trumpet  for  JFM .It  was  a  new  flower  for  most  –  it  is  a  very  recent  Peter  Ramsay  registration  and  bulbs  were  swapped  for  Ballistic  bulbs  . A  big  flower  on  a  tall ,  strong  stem  ,  it  opens  and  stays  a  little  hooded  but  dresses  very  easily  to  an  imposing  flower .

WAYNE  HUGHES  201 / 117 / 9-1

WAYNE HUGHES
201 / 117 / 9-1

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Wayne  Hughes  took  the  1Y – O  prem  with  sdlg  202/117  , 9 – 1 .Very  smooth  ,  good  stance ,  deeper  orange  at  the  trumpet  mouth .

 

 

 

POPS  LEGACY

POPS LEGACY

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POPS  LEGACY   was one  of  many   prems  for  Brian  MacKenzie

TRUMPET  WARRIOR

TRUMPET WARRIOR

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Brian  also  had  reverse  prem  with  TRUMPET  WARRIOR .

 

 

 

 

 

IMPECCABLE .

IMPECCABLE .

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IMPECCABLE  was  prem  2 Y – Y  for  Wayne  Hughes .

 

 

 

FLORENCE  JOY .

FLORENCE JOY .

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FLORENCE  JOY  was  prem  for  Brian  MacKenzie  .

 

 

 

 

 

PINK  SAPPHIRE .

PINK SAPPHIRE .

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PINK  SAPPHIRE  was  prem  for  J F M  .

 

 

 

FLYING  CLOUD

FLYING CLOUD

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FLYING  CLOUD  was  Prem  for  Julie  Harris .

 

 

 

 

OMEOMY

OMEOMY

 

 

 

 

OMEOMY  was  Prem  for  JFM  .

 

 

CENTREFOLD

CENTREFOLD

 

CENTREFOLD was  Prem  for  J F M .

 

 

 

 

RAPTURE

RAPTURE

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Brian  also  had  Div 6  Prem  with  RAPTURE

 

 

 

LIMEQUILLA  SDLG L 24 - 2

LIMEQUILLA SDLG
L 24 – 2

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L – 24 – 2  ,  a  LIMEQUILLA  sdlg  was  Prem  for  Wilf  Hall .

 

 

 

 

HIGHFIELD  BEAUTY

HIGHFIELD BEAUTY

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Wilf  had  a  host  of  fine  new  tazettas  on  display  but  won  Prem  with  the  oldie  HIGHFIELD  BEAUTY .

 

 

 

HAWERA

HAWERA

 

 

 

HAWERA  was  Prem  for  Alice  and  Rex  Hannam .

 

 

 

PETITE  MAGIC

PETITE MAGIC

 

 

 

PETITE  MAGIC  was  Prem  Split  and  Prem  Intermediate  for  Wilf  Hall .

 

 

 

CAVALLI  KING

CAVALLI KING

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Prem intermediate  Grower   was  a  big  CAVALLI  KING    for  Lizz  Murray  .

 

 

 

TELEMONIUS  PLENUS  VAN  SION

TELEMONIUS PLENUS
VAN SION

 

 

 

Historic  Prem  was  TELEMONIUS  PLENUS   for  Brian  MacKENZIE  .  Vase  of  3  Prem  was  a  nice  2 Y – Y  for  Wayne  Hughes  ., sorry  , no  photo  .

4 responses to “OTAKI DAFFODIL SHOW – 2014”

  1. Malcolm Wheeler, New Zealand Malcolm Wheeler, New Zealand says:

    That’s one beautiful ‘Ballistic’ John excellent flower well done.

    Malcolm

  2. David Adams, New Zealand says:

    Thanks John, for getting a full set of photos up so quickly. Judging by the quality of flower we are going to have a cracking show at Waikanae next weekend. I am reluctant to bring any of our small, dry and cold affected flowers into such an arena.

    Dave

  3. Denise and Neil McQuarrie, New Zealand says:

    Lovely photos John, thanks for posting them.  The Ballistic is beautiful, congratulations!

  4. Denise and Neil McQuarrie, New Zealand says:

    Me too, Dave, its been dry and cold here too.