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Rhondda Rose Society 50th Anniversery Lecture by Michael Marriott of David Austin Roses

Thursday, 09 January 2014

This is an opportunity to hear one of the UK's most respected rosarians talk in South Wales.  Michael will showcase the cultivation and varieties of David Austin Roses, an opportunity not to be missed for all rose lovers.

Date:- Wednesday 9th April 2014.

Time:- 7.30pm.

Venue:- Maes-yr-Haf Hall Brithweunydd Road, Trealaw, Rhondda, CF40 2UD

Tickets £5 each

From:- Ivor Mace, 2 Mace Lane, Ynyswen,Treorci, Rhondda, CF42 6DS  tel 01443 775531, Email



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Happy New Year to all my Gardening Friends Worldwide.

Tuesday, 31 December 2013

A Happy New Year to all my Gardening Friends Worldwide.  Here are a few plants I'm looking forward to growing in 2014.

Mary Ann Morgan                                                                                                                           Patton


              Winter Wonderland                                                                                                            McTell



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Northern Group Show.

Monday, 18 November 2013

Here are some photos from John Nevill taken at the Northern Group Show 15-16th November 2013    

Andy Whickham's 12 blooms.                                                        

John Nevill's 9 blooms Large & Medium

Chris Gartland's 12 Mediums.

Ian Moss's 9 Mediums.                                                                                                                McTell 2nd in the seedling class grown by Micky Potts.



Patton re-classified Section 1, bred by John Nevill and grown by Micky Potts.     John Nevill the breeder of McDowell with Ian Moss grower best Medium.




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Yeovil Chrysanthemum Society's Late Show 16 & 17th November 2013

Monday, 18 November 2013

Here are some photos from last weekends show.

My  6 Large Exhibition Blooms. 2 Silver Gigantic, 1 Amber Gigantic, 1 Primrose Jessie, 2 Golden Gigantic, This entry was awarded the NCS Bronze Medal. Harry Godden's 6 Medium Exhibition, 3 Lundy & 3 Yellow Lundy.  Keith Whitmarsh entry was awardeded the NCS Silver Medal, William Florentine, Peach Fairweather & Pauline White.


Mike Sheppard's vase of Mancetta Symbol.                                                                      Dave & Val Thorringtons 6 Fantasies, 4 Evans Dream & 2 Wind                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Dancer.


Harry Godden's Red Woolman's Glory.             Keith Whitmarsh's Fairweather's shown as incurves.   my Bronze, Golden & Silver Gigantic's


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Swansea Show

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Considering the early season we had quite a good show at Swansea last Sunday.

My 6 Large Exhibition, 2 Amber Gigantic, 1 Bronze Gigantic, 1 Duke of Kent, 1 Golden Gigantic.

  John Hobbs's John Hughes's


John Hobbs's William Florentine, Bronze William Florentine & Salmon Fairweather.

Terry Beynon's John Hughe's and Golden Woolmans Glory.

My Mixed entry of Coral Patrica Millar, Salmon Fairweather and Bronze Gigantic

Mark Ashton's sprays. Robeam, Ryflare, Cream Ryski.

Best vase of Incurved, White Fairweather, grower Cyril Powell.

Best Vase Intermediate, Salmon Pauline White, grower Howard Thomas

Mark Ashton's basket of Zoe Russell and Golden Woomans Glory.

John Letts 6 fantasies, 2 Senkyo Kenshin 4 Senkyo Karau.

Ken Morgan's vase of Sheila Coles.

Jim Prosser's vase of Red Woolmans Glory


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