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2002 Paul Barlow

2003 Cultivar Review

This page contains a brief assessment of the performance of the cultivars I grew during 2003. 

Easy to grow yellow medium intermediate. Very consistent - lots of blooms to exhibition standard.
Verdict: Keep

Woolley Globe
Pure white intermediate, a bit loose for some tastes but a favourite with me. No problems to speak of.
Verdict: Keep

Lorna Wood
A pure white, hard petalled medium incurved. The best there is for consistency and ease of growing - good exhibition blooms too. Continues to prove it's value as an exhibition bloom.
Verdict: Keep.

Carlene Welby
Good purple medium intermediate. Good size and very consistent for show purposes.
Verdict: Keep.

John Wingfield
One of the best medium reflexed cultivars I have grown - outstanding.
Verdict: Keep.

Yellow John Wingfield
A bit smaller than the parent but worth it's place in the garden for sure.
Verdict: Keep.

Pink John Wingfield
A good pink sport from John Wingfield. The pick of the Wingfield family with me this year.
Verdict: Keep.

Peach John Wingfield
Good colour but slightly smaller than the rest of the family. Similar to pink when it comes to dressing.
Verdict: Keep.

Woolley Pride
A good October classified reflexed that can be grown for September shows. A big pink flower that needs little or no dressing for the showbench. Suffered a little bit from the heat during 2003.
Verdict: Keep.

A light yellow medium intermediate, performed extremely well with me this year. One of the most popular medium intermediates around at the moment.  
Verdict: Keep

Kimberley Marie
October classified medium bronze intermediate.  Good size blooms and good open intermediate form.
Verdict: Keep

Joyce Frieda
October classified medium yellow incurved raised by Harry Lawson. Better results from my own propagation this year.  Good incurving blooms, hard crisp petal with no damping.
Verdict: Keep

Clapham Delight
Disappointing for the second year in succession. 
Verdict: Discard

Leading Lady
September classified pink medium intermediate. Grown 3 up in pots and still produced blooms of reasonable size and good exhibition quality.
Verdict: Keep

Alex Young
September classified bronze medium intermediate. A surprise package this year. Good size blooms of lovely deep reddish bronze.
Verdict: Keep

Hedley's Lynx
September classified pink medium intermediate. Good size blooms quite incurving. Good colour even in a hot year.
Verdict: Keep

Rosa Hockedy
October classified medium intermediate. Very vigorous grower producing large blooms. Perhaps under-cropped in 2003. Definitely worth another try.
Verdict: Keep

September classified medium intermediate. Very late this year, no blooms before end September. Will try to master the timing for next year.
Verdict: Try again in 2004

Rene Green
September classified yellow medium intermediate. New release in 2003. Late blooms but definitely worth another try in 2004. Very tall - over 2 metres!
Verdict: Try again

Florence Pope
September classified white medium intermediate. New release in 2003. Late blooms but definitely worth another try in 2004.
Verdict: Try again

Purple Chempak Rose
October classified medium reflexed. Fine upright grower with deep purple blooms
Verdict: Keep

September classified pink medium intermediate. Brought in again after an absence of over 10 years. Perhaps not as big as in the past but lovely open form and unique colour.
Verdict: Keep

Fiona Lynn
Simply stunning medium pink reflexed. Best vase in Show at Fife Garden Festival.
Verdict: Keep

Eve Gray
An old favourite re-introduced this year. A small pink reflexed with superb form. Will hopefully hold its own against today's larger mediums
Verdict: Keep

Tracy Waller plus Cherry and Salmon sports
September classified medium reflexes. Obtained late cuttings that didn't really have time to make a substantial plant. Enough promise however to look forward to better things next year.
Verdict: Keep

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Last updated on 26 September, 2003