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STRONG IN ROSES, CARNATIONS, AND PEAS. Tho Dunedin Horticultural Society's show-, opened in the Early Settlers' Hall this afternoon, fulfils the promises of the committee and' the hopes of exhibitors. It is a delightful show, a blaze of «>lor, and a rare parade of quality. A few of tho featured may bo specifically referred to. No need to inquire as to which is Mr Solomon's stand of voses. It stands out as the master-glory of ihe show. Mr Jaspar Newman, the gardener in charge, is admittedly pleased with the results lie is ablo tb secure. The arrangement of tho blooms is artistic, the stand being well set up and not crowded. The centrepiece is of red-whitc-and-blue, delphiniums supplying the blue, a nun lilies and campanulas the white, and oriental poppies the red. The roses number 250. They are nicely separated on a groundwork of moss and adianhim ferns. Prominent amongst the singles are Irish Firefly and the ever-popular Maharajah (wonderful in texture), and of ths doubles the eye catches such glorious blooms as Commander Jules Gravereaux (like a peony), British Queen (a white shown for the first time), Seabird (white and one of this season's novelties), the brilliant red Jonkbeer Muck, H. E. Richardson (fiery crimson, shaded with black, another novelty), the sunproof Chateau de Cloo Vogr-ot, May Alexander Lippiat (red), and Le Progres (deep yellow). An inspection of these and the other ropes on the stand is an education. Prominent amongst the accessories is some red manuka. The first red manuka was found by Judge Chapman amongst the rocks on Signal Hill. Now it is quite tho rage-, so much so that last year it won in London in the class for new and rare plants, though competing with invaluable orchids.

Mr R. Nichol, of Anderson Bay, showing for the second time, has some rare and beautiful roses in the limited stands, and he furnishes a lovely table of the rare blooms, all remarkable for color and substance. Lea-din;: blooms in this collection are Mrs Herbert Stevens. Old Gold (this year's novelty), Sunburnt, Juliet, and Lady Hillingtoii. Nobody is likely to mis* or pass bv Mr S. Cousin's carnations. Though exceptionallv early, they are a show in themselves. There are 24 of them, all in splendid condition. Mrs R. Berkely is a wonderful pink: May Day, a light pink, is one of the famous American carnations, grown by the. aero for the sake of the big prices it commands; Princess of Wales is one of the Mnlma'frets that descend from the Empress Josephine's carden; Duchess of Devonshire, a deep crimson, of great size, is one of the soil that will thrive in the open ; the fancv Hercules (apricot-edged crimson) is a picture: and ihen we have Kerslake's Yellow (an Australian carnation), the charming Sweetheart, Solfnterre (a deep yellow, raised in England), and other blooms that represent tho latest and ihe best. Mr Cousins also shows blooms of the Mrs Fred Sanders marguerite—a wonderful flower. On Mt John Whyte's tabln nro to bo seen some particularly fine calceolarias, of amazing size and color, all in good order. Mr Victor Hame.l pretty well monopolises attention in sweet peas. They arcvery early, yet grown well. Fifty vases occupy a large table. The outstanding varieties include King White. Steeton (shown for the firet time in New Zealand), Mrs Hardcastle Sykes, Illuminator (brand new), Inspector (one of the best salmons), George Herbert (lavender), and the indispensable. Thomas Stevenson. This display surpasses all expectations, and deserves al! th-2 praise so freely bestowed. Mrs Jeffrey (of Normaciby) is unopposed in florists' tables. This grower has many fine pelargoniums, and we much admire her boronias, hydrangeas, and a new color of lobelia. From Mr J. M. M'lntyrc we have a marvellous collection of native plants. Some say it is the best ever shown in Dunodin. Mr M'lntyre used to be gardener for the late Mr Henry Matthews, and probably knows moro about natives than any other man now living. Anyway, lw has now given us a display that a botanist would gladly linger over all day. The stand of flowers, pot plants, vegetables, etc., for the benefit of tho Belgians occupies a central ]JOsition. It is well furnished with all sorts of saleable goods. Mr E. A. Hamol is in charge, helped by several ladies. PRIZE LIST. The judges were: Roses, fruit, and vegetable*, Mr IL Clarke; other cut flowers and pet plants, Mr S. Spiers; decoration work, Mr D. Wall. Their awards were: —Pot Plants.— Three pelargoniums.—Mrs F. Jeffrey 1. One specimen plant.—C. Biddeil 1 and 2. Six ferns and Lycopods.—J. W. M'lntyre 1. _ Plant growing in bunging basket.—E. Milieu 1. Mrs F. Jeffrey 2. Collection of plants and cut flowers.—Mrs F. Jeffrey 1. One plant growing in hanging basket.— C. Riddel 1 1. Collection' of plants, flowering and foliage (amateur). —J. White 1. —Roses Twelve roses (first prize, trophy valued at £2 2s, presented bv James Rennie). — R. Nichol 1, A. R. Low 2. Exhibit of roses staged on table.—R. Nichol 1. Sis roses, h.p.—J. S. Prentice 1, R. R. Mass 2. Ono rose, h.p.—-R. Nichol (Mrs J. H. JfcefcbJt certificate.

Six varieties roses and their own foli-1 age.—A. Marshall 1. Six hybrid teas.— R. Nicholl 1, A. E. j Low 2. ] Six varieties roses.—J. M'Laren 1. One rose, Premier tea or Noisette. — R. Nichol (Mrs Herbert Stevens). Amateur championship. (Prize, trophy valued at £5 6s, presented by R. Nichol). —R. R Cameron (54) 1, W. Beal (48) 2, Jas. Reid (47) 3. Three varieties xosis and their foliage (amateur). —B. S. Irwin 1, J. Reid 2. Sis roses, h.p. (amateur). —W. Beal 1, J. Redd 2. Three hybrid teas (amateur). —J. Morgan 1, R, R. Cameron 2. Six roses, tea or noisette (amateur).— J. Reid 1. Three roses in separate vases (amateur). —J. H. Duncan 1, W. Martin 2. Twelve vaeee of roses (amateur). —J. Reid 1. —Cut Flowers.— Six varieties pansies.—J. Moncrieff 1, J. Reid 2. Six violas.—R. Fountain 1. Twelve vases sweet peas.—V. Hamel 1 and 2. Six vaees 6weet peas. —G. Hoodie 1, V. Hamel 2. One vase cweeb peas (pink).—V. Hamel 1 and 2. One vase sweet peas (crimson or scarlet). —V. Hamel 1, Mrs King 2. One vase sweet pean (white). —V. Hamel 1, G. Moodie 2. One vase sweet peas (lavender). —V. Hamel 1 and 2. One vase sweet peas (salmon).—Mrs King 1, V. Hamel 2. One vase sweet (peas (maroon).—V. Hamel 1, G. Moodie 2. Three vases sweet peas.—Mrs King 1, W A. Notman 2. Twenty-four species cut flowers.—T. Y. Turner 1. Collection native flowers.—J. W. M'lntyre 1. Twelve speciee cut flowfcrs.—T. Y. Turner 1. Twenty-four species cut flowers (amateur). —Mrs John Peat 1. —Decorative and Floral Work—■ Bouquet, bridal shower.—Mrs E. A Hamel 1, Miss A. M'lntyre 2. Two dress bouquets.—Miss A M'lntyre 1, Miss M. Prentice 2. One best decorated basket roses.—Mrs E. A. Hamel 1, Miss M. Prentice 2. One vase sweet peas.—Miss M. Prentice 1, Miss A. M'lntyre 2. One bowl roses.—Mrs E. A. Hamel 1, Miss Low 2. Floral hat.—Mrs G. Anderson 1. Table decorations. —Miss M. Prentice. 1, Miss A. M'lntyre 2. Two dress bouquets (amateur). —Mrs W. Cross 1. One best-decorated basket roses (amateur).—Miss Smith 1, Mrs W. Cross 2. One vaso roses (amateur). —Miss Low 1, Mrs W. Cross 2. Table decorations (amateur).—Miss Crow L —Fruit.— Her.viest gooseberries.—C. Dunham 1. J. Dickie 2. Gooseberries.—C. Dunham 1. Strawberries (amateur).—W. M. Beal 1. —Vegetables.— Collection vegetables.-—W. M. Beal 1. Cucumbers.—J. Hungerford 1. Potatoes.—W. R. Warrington 1, W. i Notman 2. Tomatoes.—A. Chrietio 1. Cauliflowers. —E. E. Clowes 1. Cabbages.—E. E. Clowes 1, E. Milieu 2. Lettuces.—E-. .Milien 1, W. A. Notman 2.

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THE HOSE SHOW, Issue 15676, 15 December 1914

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