The season got underway in early August after a very late spring.
June came and things never looked back, the first show at Bolton-le-sands saw Dave Woodhouse win the silver medal and blue ribbon with three of Graham Hill’s new large/giant cactus seedling.
Then down to Southport where Ray Weeks won silver with three Sir Alf Ramsey, two Fairway Spur and one Pink Spur, while Graham Hill won bronze with six giant decs.
Then onto Storth where Jack Gott won best dahlia exhibit with three Ruskin Avenger.
The next show at Arnside saw Jack Gott again win silver with three Grenidor Pastelle. That was the third show in a row that the best dahlia exhibit also won the blue ribbon. Jack’s brother Bill won bronze for a lovely bowl of mixed dahlias.
Next it was the North West Dahlia Society show at the new venue of Ingleton, which saw Graham Macfarlane win silver with his championship exhibit consisting of three Kenora Challenger, three Cream Moonlight, three Kiwi Gloria and three Mary’s Jomanda.
Bronze went to Doug Fishwick and Diane Carr for their intermediate championship exhibit with three Hillcrest Chelsey, three Kiwi Gloria and three Rycroft Jan. A second bronze medal for best vase in show also went to Graham Macfarlane for three Kenora Challenger.
Next was the Ingleton Horticultural Show, where Dave Woodhouse won silver with three Alf’s Mascot and he also won bronze with three Marston George.
Down at Chipping Ian Sutherland won silver with his championship exhibit.
Back up to Milnthorpe and Jack Gott had a very good day, winning silver with a bowl of dahlias and bronze with three Barbara’s Pastelle.
Over at Silverdale Doug Fishwick and Diane Carr won bronze with three Rycroft Jan.
The last show of the season at Kendal saw Bill Gott win silver with three Pam Howden.
Well done to all the exhibitors and hope to see you back in 2014.