Unfortunately not a vintage year for chrysanthemums, while quality remained reasonably high we certainly lacked quantity on the show bench.
The Aberdeen Championship for Large blooms requires three vases of five blooms in three cultivars. Only one entry this year from Tom Buchan with Chessington, Lynn Johnson and Primrose Chessington. and the vase of Chessington was judged best vase in show and was awarded the NCS Silver Medal.
The Aberdeen Champion of Mediums class requires three vases of five blooms in 3 cultivars. Just two entries this year - in first place was Paul Barlow (Aberdeen) with John Wingfield and the pink and peach sports. This entry was judged best chrysanthemum exhibit, also collecting the NCS Certificate of Merit. In second place Dave Macfarlane, (Fraserburgh), with vases of Woolley Pride, Darlington Jubilee and Pink John Wingfield.
The Press and Journal Trophy class requires six vases of three blooms in at least four cultivars. Just one entry this year from Paul Barlow taking the red card for his entry consisting of Pink John Wingfield(2), Yellow John Wingfield, Peach John Wingfield and Woolley Globe. One of the vases of Pink John Wingfield was selected as Best vase of 3 blooms in show and picked up the NCS Bronze Medal.
The Class for two vases of five blooms, one vase a large variety and one vase a medium variety, had only one entry this year. Ray Barclay used vases of Millennium and Clapham Delight, the Millennium was selected as best vase of five blooms outwith the championship classes.
In the spray classes Doug Stewart (Aberdeen) won the class for three vases of Exhibition Sprays, Doug used Honey and Peach Enbee Wedding along with Enbee itself. Donald Buchan was placed second in this class.
The multivase class for natural sprays again attracted good entries. Won by Doug Stewart and well supported by Society Secretary Donald Buchan.
In the local Growers class for three vases of three blooms Paul Barlow just pipped Jim Craigen.
A selection of photographs from the show. Click on the thumbnail image to reveal a larger version of the picture