to my year in pictures and video (23 May 2011
With this new series of
pages I hope to help newcomers to the hobby by presenting a simple to follow guide through my year with
exhibition chrysanthemums. There is a page for each month containing a description of
activities in the month, there may also be pictures
and sometimes a reference to video clips of the main activities being
performed (see video library contents).
The introduction of short
video clips will hopefully enhance the way the information is presented. When you click on a video
library link it will open up a new page where you simply click on the
'play' arrow to begin the video. For consistency, the video library will
appear on every page throughout this series. Some video files are in the
form of film strips.
You will see from the
sequence of links on the left that my chrysanthemum year begins in October
with lifting and boxing stools and ends the following September with
blooms on the show bench and stock selection for the following year.
Updates & Additions
update - May 2011 - details of changes to compost mix show on relevant
15th December - final videos in the Lates 2009 series plus Bloom
6th September - Dressing reflexed blooms for exhibition. Click
the 'Dressing Blooms' link.
27th August - new clips added to August Tours and Lates Videos
18th August - use of shading materials to protect developing
13th August - new video clips on using Bloom Protection Frames, a
second Bloom Bagging clip using a single 'wired bag' on Woolley Globe and
the first of several general clips for August.
10th August - Visitor
page added. If you wish to leave
a comment use the 'Contact me' link to send your comments by e-mail.
5th August - An addition to the Lates Videos 2009 series -
Topdressing a pot with fresh compost, also new videos on Wire supported
Bags and the first of several clips on Bloom Bagging. All video links can be
found on the right hand side.
29th July - two videos of methods to straighten a cocked bud, bud
bagging and a look at my roof system for covering Earlies.
23rd July - four short video tours around the plants - click 'July
Tours' in the Video Library list, plus a progress report on the John
Wingfields being grown as lates - click 'Lates videos 2009' to view.
June 2009 - section on growing some lates. Click the 'Lates 2009' link in the left hand navigation panel. There is also a new 'Lates'
entry in the video library.
Note: Some pages also have
conventional images, typically in thumbnail form.