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The Great North Carnation Society

Affiliated to the BNCS

Growing Pinks, Border Carnations and Perpetual Flowering Carnations

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2019 Pinks Championship

Dobbies Birtley

The Duffy Family of Brian, Beverly and Alison combined to win the 2019 Pinks Championship.

Dennis Price the BNCS President awarded both Brian and Beverly their awards.

Above the entries for the Championship Class

All classes of three genuses, Perpetuals, Borders and Pinks were well supported with some excellent blooms and stems.

Above: Becky Robinson and Chesswood Noah Philips shown at their best.

Above: Some new seedlings from Bob Snowball, all winners and deservingly so.

Above:  Border Ken Stubbs and P/F Anders White Kath Philips

A member of Dobbies staff Christine Agar took some of the leftover grass from last year’s show, then used such as cutting material, rooted the cuttings and grew them on into a very good plant of Belmont Duchess and with some encouragement Christine entered three of the plants stems in a three stem class and to her amazement Christine won first prize along with also winning a Bronze Medal Card which was presented by the British National Carnation Society President Mr Dennis Price.  Christine with her good friend Maz, just cannot contain their excitement. Personally I think this is a fantastic achievement not only to raise the plants but also to show them in our show and beat seasoned growers, well done to Christine and I hope other members of Dobbies will also give it a try as they are always welcome to take home the grass and use as cutting material after the shows. Let’s hope we see you at next years show!

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