John McLennan, New Zealand

Very First Show of 2014

December 11, 2014
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Categories: Daffodil Enthusiasts, General, Hybridizing, Seedling, Show Results, Shows

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I,m  still  sorting  the  last  of  the  daff  photos  from  the  2014  season  and  from  a  few  emails  sent  by  Graham  Phillips  ,  have  managed  a  report  on  what  is  probably  the  first  show  for  the  season  .The  strong  Northern  Daffodil  Club  has  for  the  last  few  seasons  had  an  EARLY  Early  Table  Show .Held  on  Monday  14  July  , little  staging  needed  for  about  50  flowers  benched  ,  it,s  just  a  good  fun  get  together  to  welcome  spring  .As  the  long  group  photo  shows  ,  the  backs  of  some  fine  tazettas  –  Tahi  and  Toru , –   a  good  tribute  to  Max  Hamilton  .Judging  the  blooms  are  ,  l – r  ,  Malcolm  Lind  ,  Clive  Denton  , Lisa  Watkins  and  Graeme  Miller.

Northern  Daffodil  Club  ,  EARLY , early  table  show .

Northern Daffodil Club , EARLY , early table show .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The  daffs  were  not  as  plentiful  as  the  tazettas  ,  but a  winner  always  emerges. Graham  Phillips  has  a  small  stock  of  the  John  Hunter  raised  Canisp  2 W – W  seedling  JAH   3 – 93 D .  This  is  a  very  consistent  ,  big  ,  clean  white  that  would  hold  it,s  own  with  the  best  of the  mid  season  flowers  .The  photo  of  Grahams   winner  on  the  bench  is  from  Malcolm  Lind.

Champion Bloom JAH 3-39-D 2 W-W

Champion Bloom
JAH 3-39-D
2 W-W

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 JAH   3 - 93 - D

 

 

 

 

 

Graham  sent  me  two  photos  of  it  ,  taken  before  the  show  . Noting  the  show  date  ,  mid  July  ,  probably  equivalent  of  a  mid  January  show  in  the  Northern  hemisphere   ;  very  early  and  a  great  appetizer  for  the  months  ahead .

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