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Large Exhibition Chrysanthemums

Monday, 13 September 2010


Large Exhibition Chrysanthemums are not everyone’s favourites, if you like them they can be spectacular in a greenhouse or conservatory from mid September until mid November. Here are a few pictures of mine taken in the last two seasons.

22-10-05 Cream Duke and Yellow Duke
22-10-05 Duke of Kent
22-10-05 Gigantic
22-10-05 Golden Gigantic
22-10-05 Harry Gee
22-10-05 Harry, Amber, Salmon Amber Gee
22-10-05 Jessie Habgood
22-10-05 Lanc Lad
22-10-05 Lundy
22-10-05 Mark Woolman
22-10-05 Peggy Anne
13-10-05 Apricot Harry Gee and Lancashire Fold
27-10-04 Cream Duke
13-10-04 Duke of Kent and Pink Duke
27-10-04 Duke of Kent Family
13-10-05 General view
13-10-05 General view with Gigantics on the right hand side
13-10-04 Gigantic
13-10-04 Yellow Duke and Cream Duke
27-10-04 Yellow Phil Houghton
13-10-05 Yellow Ralph Lambert , Ralph Lambert and Harry Gee

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Lionel Pooles Roses

Monday, 13 September 2010


A large Yellow with Much potential
Another nice white with much potential
Large Yellow
Lionel Poole's Crosses for 2005
Lionel Pooles seedlings 2004 which will provide future new roses
New rose from Lionel Poole which will soon be named.
One of the most highly perfumed roses that I have ever seen
Pink New rose from Lionel Poole


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Clive Postles Daffodils

Saturday, 21 August 2010

Early in April Dennis Fletcher, Roy Tudor and myself travelled to Worcestershire to look at Clive Postles new daffodil varieties.

Clive has young seedlings, some varieties with just a few bulbs that he is building up, and others that are more plentiful. Here are some photos of the blooms that were in flower when we were there.
Amongst the new varieties
Clive points out a good one
Clive studies one of his seedlings
Clive, Jack Gilbert,Roy Tudor, and Dennis Fletcher look at Clives new varieties
Covers to keep off rain

Roy Tudor and Dennis Fletcher admire the new daffodils
New Seedling


Posted by: at 14:15

Rose Quiz 2004

Saturday, 21 August 2010

The all-conquering Rhondda Rosarians swep to their all-time sixth Quiz Champions Title last sunday. Beating off stern opposition from the South Yorkshire Rose Society and six other teams.

Led by captain Gareth Davies, team Rhondda's Pat Parker and Mike Thompson were unstoppable in a one sided final with Quiz Master Ron Niblett taking over from the retiring Quiz Master Jim Naylor. At his side was the perenial Chris keeping tabs on the scoring system which only Ron seemed to understand. West Midlands Rose Society Chairman Chris Warner presented the prizes to the winners and runners up.

The event was jointly organised by West Midlands and the South Yorkshire Rose societies.
by Ray Martin


Posted by: at 14:07

Lionel Poole 's New Blooms

Saturday, 21 August 2010

Named New Blooms


Bright, luminous red.
Full, Large and high pointed.
Resists bad weather.
A winner for the exhibitor.
Can easily get `BEST BLOOM' status.
Available from David Lister Roses autumn 2004

Cream blushed pink.
Full, high pointed classic Flower.
A MUST for the exhibitor.
Large flowers Usually one per stem.
Available from David Lister Roses autumn 2004

Brilliant red with peach base.
Full, spiral shaped Flowers,
vigerous growth with large, lush foliage.
Highly decorative variety.
Available from David Lister Roses autumn 2004

Ivory edged deep pink.
Very full, large, flowers Vigorous
growth reaching one metre in height VERY
strong perfume Garden and sometimes Exhibition variety.
Available from David Lister Roses autumn 2005


UnNamed New Blooms





At present, the unnamed varieties are available for sponsorship.
Contact Mr L Poole email address:-

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