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             Thursday 25th of April to 28th of April 2013

Below you will find a sample of Auriculas and Primulas used on this years display at the Harrogate Spring Show at the Great Yorkshire Show Ground North Yorkshire. If you are not able to get to the show to see it I hope this is at least a little consolation. We were awarded a Silver Gilt in what was a very difficult year and the whole team who provided plants and built the display are highly commended for their hard work and dedication in maintaining such a high standard despite everything our long cold winter has thrown at us this year.

Mark the team leader asked me to include the following here,

After a very cold winter Harrogate spring flower show was upon us again, the plants this year were very slow to come into bloom especially the Auriculas. This gave me major concerns thinking would we have a display this year, How wrong I was. Barry Thompson and myself started the process of setting up the stand a day early again this year, this the right decision as there were parts of the stand that were missing they were quickly rectified by the Harrogate support staff. 
Wednesday arrived and I eagerly awaited the plants and the team, the old faithfuls arrived with plants of excellent quality and plenty of them, there were plenty of good primulas and a very good selection of Auriculas, some stripes, this was nice and one stripe called Moody Cow this caused a real stir at the show.
The stand was set up with only fifteen minutes to spare on setting up day, as far as the team were concerned the Display this year was stunning. To be honest I  left the stand in the hands of the Judges thinking Gold but on this occasion I was wrong and the team achieved a silver Gilt. This was a little disappointing for the team however the Judges gave feedback which was more in relation to the stand and not the quality of the plants.
As a team we will take these points on board for next year remembering the most important people are the public.

Once again I am proud to support the team at Harrogate and the Northern Section of the Primula and Auricular Society, We will aspire to work  towards a gold award in 2014. May I take the opportunity to thank the team Barry, Doreen, John, Joan, Reg, Bob, Jeanie, Sheila, Colin, Viv and Kate, Len and Lesley, Brian. Sorry If I missed anyone. Terry Mitchell was Missed this Year.
Mark Anthony Nuttall.


All the photographs on this page taken and kindly supplied by Barry Thompson.