The Central Daffodil Group and the Taranaki Daffodil Club combined for a late season show on Saturday 3 October , – Held in the Hawera Community Hall . It was a fine spring show day but the previous week we had very strong and damaging winds in the area .All exhibitors said that almost all blooms were picked before the gales or had been very well protected .The worst damage I had seen on field crops for several decades , plus a little hail to conclude the attack . However 15 exhibitors filled 203 vases with 321 flowers ; a very good result for a late show with growers from the top and bottom of our area enjoying a combined show .Big thanks to Spud Brogden , Joy , Lucy , David and the rest of the team that provided refreshments throughout the day and a fine lunch for all . The season was running very early ; we suspected flowers may be in short supply and lifting of Covid 19 regulations made decisions difficult until close to show day . But the spirit throughout the season has been positive ; restrictions were relaxed and the show was all go .
CHAMPION BLOOM 2w – p DAILSONG , – Wayne Hughes , — Very flat and smooth . Very good symetry , attractive tones .Winning stance – look at me !
Reserve Champion , Premier Trumpet , Premier Intermediate , – 1Y – P , ELFIN GLEN , – Wayne Hughes . Almost stole the show . A true intermediate , looked and measured trumpet .. Strong bright colours . A well examined and photographed , recent John Hunter registration .
Premier Reverse , – 2Y – W , ALTUN HA , – – Heather MacDonell . Smooth and neat . Not certain if correctly named . .
Premier Div 3 , – 3Y – Y LEMON SPICE , – Andrew Jenkins – . Very flat and smooth , – in contention .
Premier Div 4 , – 4w – YP , – COSMIC IMAGE – – John McLennan . Very smooth , attractive bright pink tones .Another recent John Hunter registration .Wrongly labeled on Show day as Cosmic Dream .
Premier Div 8 , – 8W – P , – FENCOURT JEWEL , – Kathy Keddle . A very tidy 5 header from a newer exhibitor .
AMATEUR CHAMP and Premier Div 9 , Poeticus , – JIMS POET , — – David Luty . A bigger late poet , bright eye , the season was almost over even for poets .
Premier Div 11 , Split Corona . 11Y – Y , TRIPARTITE , — Brogden Bulbs , Spud Brogden . 3 Blooms on stem , well coloured , only seen at late shows .
Premier Vase 3 , – 2Y – P , – – A J sdlg 13 – 22 , – Andrew Jenkins . A very even trio , well coloured , well staged . .Breeding ; Acumen – x – American Heritage .
A fine Champions Table for a very enjoyable late season show .