John McLennan, New Zealand

Rongotea Spring Show 2014

September 22, 2014
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Rongotea  is  a  popular  ,small  midweek  show  on  the  Central  Daffodil  circuit ;  now  well  into  their  second  century  of  shows .Thursday  18  September   saw  a  good  muster  of  Central  growers  stage  about  250    flowers  in  the  modern  Te Kawau   Community  Centre .Judging  was  done  in  panels  with  Wilf  Hall  the  final  adjudicator  for  Champion  and  premiers  .  The  flowers  were  a  very  even  mix  with  no  absolute  standout ;  all  agreed  that  there  was  no  standout  champ  but  a  good  lot  of  flowers  made  the  top  table  .

BALLISTIC  - CHAMPION  BLOOM  , RONGOTEA .

BALLISTIC – CHAMPION BLOOM , RONGOTEA .

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CHAMPION  BLOOM   went  to  yours  truly  , J F M  ,  with    very  round  and  clean  4 Y – R  ,  BALLISTIC .,   having  a  very  good  season .

RESERVE  CHAMPION    RAPTURE .

RESERVE CHAMPION
RAPTURE .

 

 

 

 

RESERVE  CHAMPION  went  to  Brian  MacKenzie  with  a  small  but  very  neat  6 Y – Y    RAPTURE .

 

 

TRUMPET  WARRIOR

TRUMPET WARRIOR

 

 

The  Prem  Trumpet  was  a  very  well  reversed   TRUMPET  WARRIOR    from  John  Hollever

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JAMORE

JAMORE

 

 

The  Prem  Large  cup  was  a  smaller   but  very  neat  JAMORE  ,  also  from  John  Hollever ., having  a  good  day  with  larger  flowers  than  most  .

 

 

 

 

SHADRACK

SHADRACK

 

 

 

SHADRACK  was  also  his  prem  small cup .

 

 

 

1 W - P   JRH  Prem  Sdlg .

1 W – P
JRH Prem Sdlg .

 

 

John   H also  had  a  fine  White /  pink  trumpet  that  took  Prem  seedling  and  pressed  for  higher  honours  .

 

 

 

 

PIPIT

PIPIT

 

 

The  lower  division  flowers  were  of  a  very  good  standard  ,  as  probably  should  be  expected  as  it  was  peak  season  .  A  very  clean  and very  well  reversed  PIPIT    was  Prem  Div  7  for  Joan  Marshall  ,  and  impress  many  as  the  best  of  this  oldie  seen  for quite  a  while .

 

SILVER  CHIMES

SILVER CHIMES

 

 

A   handful  a  good  SILVER  CHIMES    saw  Julie  Harris  win  Div  8  Prem .

 

 

 

POET  WP   36

POET
WP 36

 

 

 

Wilfred  Hall  was  pleased  to  take  Poet  Prem  with  a  nice  seedling  WP – 36  .

 

 

 

GOLD  LAKE

GOLD LAKE

 

 

GOLD  LAKE was  Prem  Split  for  John  Hollever  .

 

 

 

 

BULBICODIUM

BULBICODIUM

 

 

Local  host  and  Central  Group  Patron  ,  Elsa  Stern  had  Prem  Miniature  Vase  with  bright  and  even  BULBICODIUM  BULBICODIUM .  .

 

 

 

SHADRACK

SHADRACK

 

 

The  Amateur  Grower  Prem  was  a  nice  , round  SHADRACK  ,   sorry  , no  grower  recorded .

 

 

 

 

SOLAR  DISC

SOLAR DISC

 

 

The  Novice  Grower  Prem  was  a  golden  SOLAR  DISC  ,  from  a  good  vase  by  Dennis  Rodgers .

 

 

 

 

CHILDS  PREMIER    2  Y -Y ZAC  SULLIVAN

CHILDS PREMIER
2 Y -Y
ZAC SULLIVAN

 

 

The  Childs  Prem  was  a  good  ,  unknown  2Y – Y  by  local  lad  ,  Zac  Sullivan .

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