The Great North Carnation Society

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Affiliated to the BNCS

Growing Pinks, Border Carnations and Perpetual Flowering Carnations

Show Reports 2013 Border Championship Dobbies Ponteland 20th July

The day got off to a very damp start but stayed quite warm with overcast skies. We had 15 exhibitors a great improvement on last weeks show, as I walked around I could see our efforts to increase our border exhibitors had at last paid off. We had nine entries for the Championship Class. We have never had any where near that many entries in previous shows.
The championship went to Paul Harmer his first year at exhibiting borders a fantstic feat. It was a very close call Keith Mastaglio ran him a close second. Best vase of three blooms went to Keith for the vase of 3 Belle of Bookham
Brian Duffy won Best Vase of P/FS with a fine vase of nine Crompton Princess,which also won Best Vase in Show. Brian also won Best Bloom with the same vase.
Fay Seagrave won Best Vase of Pinks with a very nice vase of Sutton Brierly Grace and Fay also won Best Stem with the same cultivar.

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(Above) Championship Vase from Paul Harmer

(Above) Paul receives his Trophy from Fay Seagrave

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(Above) Cross section of the borders from the first 2 classes the photo doesn't do them justice

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The bottom vase, Belle of Bookham received Best vase of three borders in show

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Keith receives the trophy for the best vase of three borders from Fay Seagrave

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Leslie Rennison a highly scented variety.

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Doug Cottom yellow Picotee seedling. Brian’s winning Vase of nine Crompton Princess