Whanganui Horticultural Society held their 2023 Spring Show on Saturday 16 September , -regarded as the prime show week , the middle week between the North and South Island Nationals .
Probably the fullest show on our Central Curcuit , – excellent floral art deseigns in the foyer , a full range of competitive spring flowers and shrubs . And the most Daffs locally this season , – very pleasing to see such strong entries in the amateur and novice classes .
A few recycled flowers from Rongotea , only 3 days previous but a host on fresher blooms and several that were new to me .Local hosts are Wayne and Sue Hughes with great assistance from Dave Luty and Lyn Hoskyn -a job well done by this small team ..
Wayne was pleased to see his favourite daffodil child , SANDMERE GOLD , – have another show win , – it is building a very inpressive show record and is succeeding for all exhibitor grades .Well done Wayne and grower John Hollever
Champion Bloom — 2Y – Y SANDMERE GOLD – John Hollever . Big , bold , very gold , very smooth .
Reserve Champion , — 2Y – O , Intermediate Prem , – BUZZY BEE , John Hollever . A new flower to me . A Denise McQuarrie creation , very neat , great colour .
Prem 1Y – Y MAINSTREET – Brogden Bulbs , – A fine new trumpet from Spud , pending registration .
Prem 1W – Y B B 10 – 2 – 8 Spud Brogden . – Another fine flower from the old master . Both Spud and the flowers looking well .
Prem 1Y – O – – 09 -143 – 20 B , Wayne Hughes . , – Clean colours , distinctive narrow trumpet .
Prem 2Y – O – WH 20 – 18 – 8 / 2 wAYNE hUGHES . A very smooth seedling from Wayne .
Prem 2W – YO – KIWI HAPPY PRINCE , – David Luty , – tidy rim
Prem 2W – P , — COOLAH , – David Luty , a very distinctive older Aussie flower , still showing good form and size .
Prem 2 y – w , – LUMINOSITY – Spud Brogden , – Nicely reversed
Prem Div 3 – 3Y – O , – Unknown , John Hollever , – Very neat , well coloured .
Prem 4 , 4W – W , CAMEO MAGIC , – Brian MacKenzie , – Big flower , tidy centres .
Prem Div 6 – FLIGHT PATH , – John Hollever Nicely reversed , always distinctive .
Div 7 – DELTONE – John Hollever . – a fine flower from our mate Wilf Hall ,
Prem Div 8 ABRAXIS John Hollever – Well coloured , getting late for tazettas .
Prem Div 9 – GLENLOSSIE , — David LUTY , – Very white , attractive eye .
Prem Div 11 – MENEHEY – John Hollever – A good example of this fine oldie .
AMATEUR PREMIER – 1w – y – — MELODY MAREE , – David Luty , – Clean colours , good stance and form .
Prem N O E , Flushed – 2 O – O , – HOT SEAT , – John Hollever , again great colour from John , – smart use of covers and fertilizer balance .
Prem BEGINNERS , 4Y – O – BALLISTIC , – D Wineera , – Nice round flower, tidy .
CHILDRENS PREMIER , 8W – Y , — – Mason , – good colour , nice stem .