Bakewell show

Overview

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  • Report

    A cool, though bright start to the day and many of our more optimistic members, dressed in light summer clothing, were soon reaching for jumpers. Rain was also forecast for later in the day, but held off until we were loading our vehicles at the end!

    The ‘Farmers Hall’, where the show is held, is ideal in many ways. There is plenty of parking (free to exhibitors with a parking permit) with the bonus of being able to drive up to the doors to unload, a café is attached to the hall and it is just a short walk into Bakewell itself, with its idyllic setting on the banks of the river Wye.

    This year our show secretary decided to change the layout of the hall, relocating the trade stands at the entrance, while the show itself was staged further to the left. I felt this worked well. Also, as an experiment, the entrance fee was waived and it seemed to me that this encouraged many more visitors to pop in and admire plants they had never seen before: in previous years the majority walked straight past. I heard one visitor comment that they had not appreciated the variety of plants loosely termed ‘alpines’. Many thanks to Bob and Brenda Worsley and their helpers who worked so hard to make it such a successful show.

    The show itself, if my memory is correct, was ‘greener’ than last year. There were lots of flowering plants, but the dominant ones were ferns, foliage and cushions – perhaps a comment upon the weather this year? The best plant in show, although not given a second Farrer Medal this week (it received this medal at Wimborne eight days earlier), was a large Stachys candida grown by Martin and Anna-Liisa Sheader. The Ralph Haywood Memorial Trophy for the best dwarf shrub went to a large, well-flowered specimen of Leptospermum scoparium belonging to Michael Sullivan. Certificates of Merit went to the rare Campanula peshmenii shown by the Sheaders, full of flower but with numerous buds as well, and to a fine clump of what was labelled Arisaema erubescens [right], although after much debate this has been identified as A. ciliatum subsp. liubaense instead. The larger of two potfuls exhibited by Peter Farkasch, this was in close contention for best plant in show.

    It was heartening to see the sizeable number of entries – 102 in all – and the quality of the entries in the Intermediate Section this year. Among the unusual plants found here, several hardy (and near hardy) orchids featured. Michael Myers brought along a selection of Tongue orchids, helping him to win the Tindall shield aggregate trophy. Of these, his Serapias lingua [left] in the six-pan class also won the two awards for the best plant in the Intermediate and Novice sections. A plant of seasonally damp meadows, maquis and even light woodland in southern Europe and the Mediterranean, it is re-potted every year, dried off in summer and then potted into a gritty mix of sharp sand, Perlite, John Innes no. 3, fine bark and leaf-mould. Bought from a nursery in South Yorkshire just three years ago, it had already formed a good clump. Michael also entered an attractive pot of S. parviflora: both are grown in an unheated greenhouse and given fleece protection in severe winters.

  • Results

    Layour version 1

    Class 1 6-pan 0 entries
    No results
    Class 2 3-pan 2 entries
    1st Bob & Rannveig Wallis, Carmarthen
    Class 3 1-pan 3 entries
    1st Ian Instone, Leeds
    2nd John & Clare Dower, Frodsham
    3rd Ian Sharpe, St. Albans
    Class 4 1-pan 1 entry
    2nd Mavis & Sam Lloyd, Redditch

    Layour version 2

    Class 5 1-pan 3 entries
    Androsace
    1st Keith & Rachel Lever, Aberconwy Nurse
    2nd Alan & Janet Cook, Dinton
    3rd Chris Bowyer, Chaddesden

    Layour version 3

    Class 6 Pan Entries Results
    Dionysia
    1 entry 1st Peter Farkasch, Sandbach

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Date and times

4th June 2017

Open to public

11:00 - 16:00

Venue

Agricultural Business Centre
Bakewell
Derbyshire
DE45 1AH

Become a member

Join us

Exhibitors information

Staging: 08:00 - 09:40

Judging: 09:45 - 10:45

Contact details

If you have any questions please get in touch

shows@alpinegardensociety.net

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