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Congratulations to Doris Joyce

Thursday, 08 September 2011

Doris Joyce has been growing chrysanths for just 3 years, however she has been a quick learner.  Last year she came to our show at Ynyswen and after meeting Dennis Fletcher she said she would like to grow his namesake.  Mike Harvey provided stools and this is Doris's vase at Doncaster Chrysanthemum Society's Show on 3rd Sept 2011.  I can honestly say this is the best vase of DF I have seen. Well done Doris and well done to Barry Hogg for helping Doris get them into the vase and looking so good.  In the picture Doris and Bob Joyce looking pretty pleased with Doris's efforts.


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Chrysanthemums : The ultimate e-book

Thursday, 07 April 2011

Written and published

 Ivor Mace & Paul Barlow

To be available as a digital download (pdf format). 

Please register my interest in the Ultimate E-Book

This e-book will be, as far as we know, a global first on the subject of growing chrysanthemums and to our knowledge the first complete chrysanthemum publication for over a decade.

We would like to think it is a groundbreaking publication, hopefully showing the way forward by embracing the opportunities offered by 21st century technology to promote the chrysanthemum to a worldwide and potentially younger audience.

The publication is absolutely brand new and not a reprint, the illustrations are crystal clear and very inspiring, and are sized to allow easy viewing on your computer.

By adopting a totally on-line format it should be possible to keep the book up to date with cultivar and other relevant information, a task normally associated with costly reprints with traditional book formats. We have also eliminated a number of other costs typically associated with hard copy alternatives, this means the e-book will be available to purchase at a very reasonable price. 

If you would like to register an interest in the Ultimate E-Book please click below and we will advise you as soon as the e-book is available to download. 
Kind Regards
Ivor & Paul


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New Japanese Varieties

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

These have been registered as a section 2 medium exhibition.

Bola de Oro Kokka Etsusan Kokka Shinkin Primrose Mt Shasta

2012 Prices

£2.00 each or 3 for £4.50.

Special Offer 1 plant each of the 4 varieties for £5.00. 

Post & packing £2.50

Total = £7.00

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Monday, 13 September 2010

See the trial listings and results here

Based on the visits of 1st of July, 16th July 1st of august and the 5th of September.

Most of the judging this year was done from under an umbrella. Not fair you might say. On the other hand you could say it was the best possible test. If roses flourish under the extreme conditions that were experienced this year they would survive anywhere. It was by far the worse season I can ever remember for flowers, and not as good as you might think for growth because all that rain quickly brought black spot and later, downy mildew that in turn weakened the rose bushes.

The varieties that have made the top ten this year are really tough nuts. It is also worth mentioning that 6 new rose varieties planted this year that didn’t quite get into the top ten only because they got off to a very slow start. By September they were amongst the best roses in the trials. Golden Glory and Gardeners Glory two yellow climbers from Chris Warner look healthy and should do well next year. Young Lycidas, Sir John Betjeman, and Wisley 2008 (all Austins) were also in top gear by September. And Wild Thing, a cerise ground cover shrub from (Dicksons) was also looking smashing. They were the unlucky ones. Rambling Rosie, a red shrub from the late Colin Horner looked a very good healthy rose all year. Sherbet Fizz (Limes) put on a dazzling display in july and august, a lovely yellow patio. George Best (Dicksons) a red patio, full of flower until September where it fell away a little, but looks good for next year. County of Hampshire (Kordes) single pink ground cover, and would look great on a half-standard, healthy and has a good constitution. Gold Spice a yellow HT from (Fryers) is a cracking new rose. Also Strikes Gold a (Kordes) HT introduced by John Woods looks a winner in waiting. I could go on with so many good varieties to choose from, but this years winner is CINDERELLA, a pink shrub with the habit of the new English roses. Bred by (Kordes) Introduced by John Woods. The power and constitution of this rose is something to see, very healthy, no disease all season. This variety will be around for quite a while.

The trial was managed and looked after by Ivor Mace and Judged by Mike Thompson

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Large Exhibition Chrysanthemums

Monday, 13 September 2010


Large Exhibition Chrysanthemums are not everyone’s favourites, if you like them they can be spectacular in a greenhouse or conservatory from mid September until mid November. Here are a few pictures of mine taken in the last two seasons.

22-10-05 Cream Duke and Yellow Duke
22-10-05 Duke of Kent
22-10-05 Gigantic
22-10-05 Golden Gigantic
22-10-05 Harry Gee
22-10-05 Harry, Amber, Salmon Amber Gee
22-10-05 Jessie Habgood
22-10-05 Lanc Lad
22-10-05 Lundy
22-10-05 Mark Woolman
22-10-05 Peggy Anne
13-10-05 Apricot Harry Gee and Lancashire Fold
27-10-04 Cream Duke
13-10-04 Duke of Kent and Pink Duke
27-10-04 Duke of Kent Family
13-10-05 General view
13-10-05 General view with Gigantics on the right hand side
13-10-04 Gigantic
13-10-04 Yellow Duke and Cream Duke
27-10-04 Yellow Phil Houghton
13-10-05 Yellow Ralph Lambert , Ralph Lambert and Harry Gee

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