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Date last updated: 
22 April 2005

2004 Show Season - Introduction

This series of web pages contains results and pictures from a number of  Shows in Scotland and England. The pages are based on the shows where I  exhibited or visited in during the season. Rather fewer shows listed this year compared to previous years due to a decision to exhibit at the UK National Show in Stafford. In the list of shows down the left hand side the society name is a link to the individual page for that show.  Each of the photos is shown in thumbnail form, just click on the small image to see a larger version of the picture.

Conclusions -  2004 Early Shows

For a while it looked like 2004 might be the perfect season - not too hot through May to Mid June, then somewhat duller and slightly wetter through to end July. Then it all went wrong. August 2004 was the wettest on record with some locations on the east coast of Scotland recording over 300% of normal August rainfall during what seemed to be endless days of damp and misty conditions.

Although many growers reported damping of blooms, and unprotected sprays all but destroyed by the conditions, chrysanthemum growers are a resilient bunch and most shows were well supported, if a little down on previous years. The exhibits of medium disbuds seemed to be very well supported while the classes for both large disbuds and sprays were often a little thin.

Copyright 2004 Paul Barlow.