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Date last updated: 
25 September 2003

2003 Show Season - Introduction

This series of web pages contains results and pictures from a number of Early 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 and at the NCS Northern Group Show in Harrogate. 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 -  2003 Early Shows

2003 was a difficult season due to very high temperatures throughout the growing and flowering period and also very little rain. This created a number of problems for exhibitors - many growers had blooms 2-3 weeks earlier than normal and bloom size (particularly in medium reflexed) was small. However, the major shows were still well supported with many of the mid/late August shows also doing well from the number of early blooms available at that time.

Copyright 2003 Paul Barlow.