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THE FLOWER SHOW.

The Dunedln Horticultural Society's spring show was opened at noon to-day at the Y.W.C.A. Roomß, Moray place, and will remain open until ten o'clock this evening. Considering that the severe frosts of midwinter stayed the progress of bulbous plants, and more or leas retarded the quickening of all spring flowers, the display may bo reckoned an extremely satisfactory one, it being on the whole "quite equal to last year's in point of quality and not far behind in regard to the number of exhibits. In the open classes Mr H. Spence (gardener to Mr A. W. Morris) takes a prominent place among the prize-winners. An exhibit in his collection that commands especial attention is a tri-color Lactanilla, a fine healthy'plant with a nice even blooiri. His Felicia Angustifolia is also a capital specimen plant, and will doubtless come in for general admiration. The same exhibitor lias likewise a fine cyclamen —indeed, nearly all of his exhibits are well grown and in good show condition. Mr W. Hitchcock shows a novelty in a. green-edged auricula, and this exhibitor 13 also to the fore is faucy auriculas, has : double yellow and a curious fawn being prominent, Mr Spence's Chinese prM'ro'ses are a particularly fine lot, being remarkably luxuriant as to bloom. Orchids would have made a better display but for an accident to one of them in forwarding; as it is, only one is shown—a Dendrobiun Mobile—and this has been sent in by the Hon. G. M'Lean (whoße gardener is H. Clarke) for exhibition only. Mr M. Scott's collection of foliage plants is one of the best features of the show, and of these particular attention will be given to a CfOton spirale (a most difficult thing to bring to perfection) 1 , a rare Alba Picta begonia, and a splendid four-leaved specimen of the Alocasia me tallica (a capital plant for the hall). Mr Scott also shows a healthy Fandamus vetchii. The hardy foliage plants are a fair lot, but with nothing special about them. As to the cut flowers, the hyacinths are good and indifferent, the tulips fairly good for this time of year, the heaths about up to the average, the primulas moderately good, the polyanthuses rather superior (a nice bunch of gold lace shown by the Hon. G. M'Lean being perhaps the best), the auriculas by no means remarkable for size, but of pretty fair quality otherwise, and the rhododendrons excellent—a delicate light pink being really exquisite. In the cut blooms Mr Spence's collection is set off by a beautiful clematis, Mr Ward's has a nice azalea and a sprig of a pretty Cape geranium, and in Mr James Mills's contributions we notice a magnolia, some nice jonquils, and wellgrown heaths. It may be here mentioned that Mr VV. Grant is gardener to Mr Mills. As to the amateur classes, one of the best things in the show is Mr Carter's magnificent azalea, which is a mass of compact bloom. Mr P. M'Gregor has several novelties, among them the plant from which the Natives of South America used to obtain poisoned juice for their arrows, a specimen of the peculiar Bilgerbia aebrina, and a rush-like affair marked after the manner of a barber's pole. Mr S. J. Loring has a splendid table bouquet of roses, which are remarkably good for this time of the year; Mr Kemplen shows a fine calmesia (a native sub-alpine plant); Mr J. Christie's first-prize cyclamens would have gainod recognition in a much larger show ; and the twelve Marshal Niel roses sent in for exhibition only by Mr H, Curie are particularly goo'l, Exhibits for exhibition only are sent in by Mr H. M. West, Mr G. Matthews, Mr J. R. Sinclair, Mr Twomoy, Mr Greenslade, Mr T. Cousins, Mr F. Wilkinson, and Mrs J. Freoman. These all add to tho attractiveness of the show.

Tho display of fruit is poor, aud confined to fairly-well-preserved apples and pears and a dish of capital rhubarb. The last-named is exhibited by Mrs A. Black. Appended is the prize-list:—

OPEN CLASSES. Class I.—Pgturown Plants in Flower,

Six etovo or greenhouse plants, distinct gei.cra. One entry.—H. Sponce J. Throe hoaths, varieties. On* entry.— W. A. D. Btenliuuse 1.

One Bpccimen plant. Two entries.—W. Sponco 1, W. Hitchcock 2.

Six fancy aurioulas, varieties. One entry. -W, nitohcook I.

Six Chinese primroses, varieties. One entry.—ll. Spence 1. Six hyacioths, varieties One entry,—W. A. B. Stenhouse 2.

Three cyclamens, varieties. Oac entry.—H. Spencc 1. Lily of the Valloy, two pots or pans, not exceeding Bin. One entry.—H. Spenco l. Class ll.—Foliaob_Plants (grown in pots.)

plants, varieties. One entry.—M. Bcett 1, Ono specimen plant. One entry.-M. Scott 1. Six hardy foliage plants. One entry.—H. Spence 1

Class Hl.—Cot Flowers.

Six hyacinths, varieties. One entry.—W. A. B. Stenhoueo 1.

Twelvo tulips, at least eix varieties. One entry.— Gordon Bros. 1.

Twelve hardy primulas, trasses or bunches, varieties (inoluding primrose-). Four entries. -W, Hltohoock 1, Hon. 0. H'Lean 2.

Six polyanthuses, trusses or bunches, varieties. Four entries.—H. Spsnoe 1, Hon. G. M'Lean 2. Twelve auriculas, trusses, Alpine or fanoy, varieties. Two entries.—W. Hitchcock 1, J. T. Kernpson 2. Twelve narcissi, at least six varieties. Four entries. —W. Hitchcock I, H. Spence 2. Six rhododendrons, trusses, varieties. Ono entry. —Hon. G. H'Lean 1.

Twelve bulbous or tuberous-rooted plants, at least six distinct species. Two entrie".—H. Spenoo ). Collection of out blooms. Two entries.-G. E. Ward 1, H. Spence 2. Collection of cut blooms grown in open air. Throe entries.-Mr 3. Mills, M.H.H., 1, H. Spence 2.

AMATEUR CLASSES. Cuss I.—Pot-qrown Plants in Flowbr. Three stove or greenhouse plants, distlnot genera. Four entrieß.-H. Carter 1, P. M'Grcgor 2. _ Three herbaceous plants, varieties. Two entrios.— George Millar 1. _ _ . Onedleytraspeotabilis. Threeentries.-W. Hardy 1, P. MGregor 2. Six alpine aurioulas, varieties. Two entries. - George Millar 1, W. A. B. Stenhouse 2. Six fancy aurioulas, varieties. Two entries.— G. Millar 1. Three Chinese primroses, varieties. One entry.— W. A. B. Stenhouse 1. Six hardy primulas (including primroses), varieties. Two entries.-W. Hardy I, W. A. B. Stenhouso 2. Six polyanthuses, (varieties. One entry.—W.'A B. Btenhousel. , Four hyaointbs, varieties. One entry. —W. Hardy 2. Two cyelamens, varieties. Three entries.—James Christie 1, W. A. B. Stenhouse 2. Three {cinerarias, varieties. Two ontries. —W. Hardy 1, W. A B. Stenhouse 2. Lily of the valley, one put or pin not exoseding Sin. One ontry.—H. Carter 1. One specimen plant. Five entries.—F. 11. D. Eemplen 1. Class ll.—Foliaob Plants (grown in pots). Six native ferns, varieties. One entry.—W. Wilson 1. Si* ferns (other than stove), varieties. Two entries. —W. Wilson 1.

Throe herbaceous plants, varieties. One entry.—l'. M'Gregor 1.

Class lll.—Cot Flowrrs.

Three hyacinths, varieties. Two entries.—Mrs J. Freeman 1, F. H. D. Kemplen 2 Six tulips, varieties. One entry.—W. A. B. Stenhouss 1. Twelve- hardy primulas (including primroses), trusses or hunches, at least six varieties. Four entries.—J. T. Kompson 1, Mrs J. Freeman 2. ' Six polyanthuses, t-usses, varloties. Fivo entries.— R> S. Maedonald I, D. Samuel 2. Six narcissi, trusses, varieties. Three entries.— F. H. D. Kemplen 1, J Freeman 2. Collection ol cut blooms. Three entries.—W. Hardy 1, W. A. B. Stenhouse 2. Collection of cut blooms, grown in open air. Three entries.—J. T. Kempson 1, W. A. B. Stenbouse 2, Class IV.—Fruit. Twelve apples, dessert, one variety. Two entries.— C. Bates 1, Mrs J. Freeman 2. Twelve apples, cooking, one variety. Three entries.—Mrs J. Freeman 1, D L. Chrißtie 2. Twelve pears, cooking, one variety. Two entries. —R. F. Cook 1, D. L. Christie 2. SPECIAL PRIZES. OFKN CLASS.

Six stove or greenhouse plants (the proprietor of the Evbnino Star, LI Is).—H Spenco. Twelvo bulbous or tuberous-rooted plants (Mr G Matthews, plants to the value of LI Is).-11. Sconce. AMATEUR CLASS. Three stove or greenhouse plants (Messrs Bin?, Harris, and Co., 10s 6d).—H. Carter. Table bouquet in vase (Mr T. C. Mathoson, prize valuo 7s 6d).—W. A, B. Stonhouso. There was a fair attendance tin's afternoon. A large number of visitors are expected this evening, when there will be th 6 additional attraction of music.

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THE FLOWER SHOW., Evening Star, Issue 8036, 12 October 1889

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