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Date last updated: 
02 October 2002

Perth Chrysanthemum & Dahlia Society - 14th September

The City Hall in Perth makes an excellent setting for this show. Once again the exhibitors put on a fine display of chrysanthemums.  Details of the winners of chrysanthemum classes follow.

The main class calls for six vases of five blooms in at least 4 different cultivars. Three entries in the class this year. Taking the red ticket , was Paul Barlow (Aberdeen) using all medium cultivars - John Wingfield, Cornetto, Millennium, Carlene Welby, Lorna Wood and Woolley Pride. This exhibit was awarded the NCS Silver Medal for Best Exhibit in Show and the W.D. MacConnachie Memorial trophy. The vase of Woolley Pride from this entry was selected as Best Vase in Show and awarded the NCS Bronze Medal. In second place was Jack Kevan with six vases of large flowered cultivars -   Pearl Celebration and White Pearl, Lyn  Johnson, Oyster, Primrose and Salmon Chessington. In third spot was David Tait (Dundee).  David used  a mixture of large and medium cultivars - Gold Courtier, Apricot Courtier(2), Woolley Globe, John Wingfield and Pink John Wingfield.

Class no 7 calls for three vases of 3 blooms. Always a well contested class and this year was no exception. The winning entry came from Alastair Cameron using Cornetto with Pink and Yellow John Wingfield. Second place went to Jim Hosie ( Lorna Wood. John Wingfield and Peach John Wingfield) and in third spot was R. Wallace (Cornetto with Peach and Yellow John Wingfield).

Class 12 calls for three vases of five blooms mediums. Another closely contested class with three entries this year. Paul Barlow picked up the red ticket for his entry of Peach, Yellow and John Wingfield. In second spot Wallace Murray used Pink, Peach and John Wingfield. In third place Alastair Cameron with another Pink, Peach and John Wingfield entry. 

In the Exhibition Spray class for six vases Eric Wilson was successful with  peach, Primrose and White Enbee Wedding plus Oriel and Primrose Oriel along with Southway Seraphim.

A selection of pictures of winning entries from the Perth show. Click on the thumbnail image to reveal a larger version of the picture

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Best Exhibit
Six Vases of Five Blooms
Best Vase in Show
"Woolley Pride"
Six Vases of
Exhibition Sprays
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Three vases of five mediums

Copyright 2002 Paul Barlow.