Avoca Comanche:Small Semi-Cactus. Raised by Mr. Richard Turrell sent by Mr. R Porter.
Oh yes I like this, where can I get it? Mr. R Porter I presume, hope he enters an advert in this years Winter Bulletin. Itís got the rhubarb and custard colour I love, takes me back to my childhood. Wish you well with this one Richard Turrell. Iíve put in an order for six.
Medium Semi-Cactus. Raised by and sent by Mr. Ken Stock of Bournemouth.
(Supposed to be a semi-cactus, but ended up as God knows what)
This was a perfectly good medium semi-cactus in its seedling year, but that donít mean a thing. This year all quilling went out the widow and I ended up with this, sorry. Fancy being placed between two beautiful semi-cactus varieties Avoca Comanche and Rockcliffe Billy. Nice form though, but proves you canít expect wonders from an untried seedling, but we still do it, donít we? But at least it got a name before it departed.
Small Cactus. Raised and sent by Mr. E Thompson from
Rockcliffe near Flint in North Wales.
Beautiful colour, bright and showy, one thing Iíve noticed about the majority of the plants grown at Pencoed, they look after that land, the evidence is here in the number of well grown blooms. Of course the voluntary workers are dedicated, and they love putting on a show.
Miniature Decorative. Raised by Mr. Barry Davis from
Yorkshire sent by Mr. Frank Taylor.
True Ball dahlia Iím sure, like all from this man, immaculate form, and he does like breeding the red ones, Mr. Holland wouldnít like the dip in the centre, none the less a very good dahlia.