HOS Plant Show, 2006

Here are photographs of the first prize winning plants from the HOS Annual Plant Show 2006, which was held during the Spring Meeting at Kidlington. The following link will take you to details of the Rules and Classes. Please note that in the multi-pot classes only one pot has been shown. The 'Best in Show' trophy was awarded to Richard Manuel for a fine pot of Orchis (Aceras) anthropophora. The Banksian Medal was presented to Richard Manuel.

Entry form for the Plant Show.

Thanks are due to Mike Gasson for finding time to point his digital camera at the winning plants shown below.

All pictures have been provided by HOS members, who retain the copyright to their pictures.

None of the pictures may be reproduced without the owner's permission.


Class 1:


6 Pots, distinct varieties





Ophrys X heraultii (Op. tenthendinifera X Op. speculum)


Richard Manuel


Class 3:


'European' but not 'British'

3 pots, distinct varieties





Serapias carica



Barry Tattersall

Class 4:


'Non-European' 3 pots,

distinct varieties




Pleione grandiflora



Peter & Kath Fairhurst

Class 5:


Any countries 3 pots, distinct varieties




Anacamptis longicornu



Barry Tattersall


Class 6:



One pot




Orchis anthropophora



Barry Tattersall


Class 7 &  BEST IN SHOW:


'European' but not 'British'

One pot




Serapias x intermedia

 (S. lingua x S. neglecta)


Richard Manuel


Class 8:



One pot



'Pleione 'Aurita' 


Malcolm Brownsword

Class 10:



One pot




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Orchis anthropophora


John Haggar

Class 11:



One pot



Ophrys cretica var. ariadne


Richard Manuel


Class 12:



One pot



Serapias neglecta


Alex Jeans


Class 13:



One pot



Cypripedium formosanum 


Michael Powell

Class 14:


'Any other genus'

One pot



Calanthe bicolor


Doreen Webster