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Sunday 10th. August,  The Pannier Market,  Bideford
Judge: Dave Coates

   This  was the most successful show in the Area’s short history since the first event held in 1996. There were record entries and for the first time there were over 100 begonias on display. This included 48 blooms, 24 pots and a number of foliage plants backed up by an outstanding 7 baskets.
   That doyen of pots, Lakin Earl, from Highbridge, Somerset, took pride of place with his 3 pot entry, which was judged best exhibit in show, that included a truly outstanding Jennifer Wilson.
   However, the overall point’s winner was David Payne from Kingsteignton, Devon, with entries of pots and blooms, including a stunning Coppelia, awarded best bloom, in his winning 3 board entry. John Chiswell, from Midsomer Norton, Somerset, exhibiting at Bideford for the first time, took the accolade for the 6 board.
   The only disappointment on the day was that so few non exhibiting NBS members came along. This was great pity as our judge, Dave Coates, gave so much time to all in his tips on growing and showing. The upside was that there was a steady trickle of visitors to the Pannier Market which is unusual. Many bought 2008 cuttings from the hastily erected Area stand that sold out.

Mike Avis, our hard working Show Manger, has already scheduled next year’s event for
Sunday 9th. August 2009.


The Welcome Display by Mike Avis


Dave Coates   NBS Judge


The Foliage Classes


The Pot Plant Classes


The Hanging Basket Classes


The Cut-bloom Classes


Begonia Rex - 1st.
John Chiswell with b. Many Colours


3 Pots - 1st.
Lakin Earl


Foliage Class - 2nd.
Basil Billinger with b.Tiger Paws


Best Cut-bloom in Show
David Payne with Coppelia


1 Pot Single Stem - 1st.
David Payne with Whispers


1 Cut-bloom - 1st.
David Payne with Tequilla Sunrise


Foliage Class - 1st
Gary Dando with b.Merry Christmas


Flowering & Foliage Class - 1st.
Gary Dando


1 Pot any other type - 1st.
Des Hopes with b. Albo Picta


Hanging Basket - 1st.
David Elliott with b. Bonfire


6 Cut-blooms - 1st.
John Chiswell


3 Cut-blooms - 1st.
David Payne

MORE PICTURES OF THE SHOW          RESULTS          SCHEDULE

Report, pictures & results by Basil Billinger.

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