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National Chrysanthemum Society


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Hi  I am searching for information on a cultivar named James Bryant it is an old variety from before the second world war 1935/36 sold by Woolmans it is possible that it was named after my grandfather.  I would be grateful if anyone had more information could forward it to me through this website.

Thank You

J Bryant

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 I've had a request from Chris Rileys granddaughter to try and source stock of the cultivar ' Pennine Alfie'

Would anyone who has stock of the above cultivar please contact

the Floral Manager Vin Aldred on 01246-415675, 07502 116402.

e-mail  vinaldred@hotmail.co.uk

Thanks, Vin

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We are looking for a Chrysanthemum variety called Tracy.  Could you recommend somebody that could supply this variety please.


If anyone can help please contact Mike & Lynn at:  mike.rollason@ntlworld



We have a request for a supplier of Crimson Woolmans Glory if you have this variety or know where it can be sourced please contact Alan Robinson  at alan.robinson54@tesco.net and alan.goldie@me.com



We have a request for a supplier of Coral Kath Stephenson if you have this variety or know where it can be sourced please contact Geoff & Ann Allen  at geoffgallen@googlemail.com



We have a request for a supplier of Purple Patch and Purple Inspiration if you have or know where it is avaiilable please contact alan.goldie@me.com

Exibitors please note:

The following cultivars are currently on sale but are not elligible for show in 2015

                                                          YELLOW TRIDENT - 2Y

                                                     WHITE BRYONY WADE - 13b W

                                                                  09/37 - 25a

Vin Aldred - Floral Manager

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From: Tom Raworth. Has anyone within a 30 mile radius of Derby/Burton - on - Trent got any spare plants of Riley's Dynasty to sell. I need 10 but 15/20 would be better. Thanks. tw.raworth@btinternet.com

Wanted, Heating elements for a Parwin heater, and any other spare parts on your now unused Parwin Heater I could use for spares.


Please contact Ian Richardson, Leeds (or leave message) on 0113 2811186 – Thanks”

Old Terracotta pots wanted anything from 6" up to 10" preferably the larger sizes the older the better e.g hand thrown

contact:  Richard Holmes on 07940 546349


Anyone who can help in finding the variety "Jack Kendrick" 25a pink or anyone with stock please contact Rebecca Tuckey on becky.tuckey@gmail.com

Thank you


If anyone can help with information on the variety "June Manser" it was named after a young lady in the late fifties in the Kent area, if anyone has information please contact

Sally Otteson on cyprus105@yahoo.co.uk

WANTED Cuttings rooted or not of ZOE RUSSELL 7a



The society has had the following request from Mandy Shoesmith a name every member will be familiar with.  If anyone can help please contact the website and I will forward the information or if they would prefer to contact themselves I can provide an email address.


Hello I'm hopping one of your members can help me, My husband is Peter Shoesmith his great uncle was Harry Shoesmith the chrysanthemum cultivator he named a lot of his plants after members of the family I'm looking for anyone who might have a Peter Shoesmith plant that I could buy from them, I can find a Lillian Shoesmith ( that was Peters mum) but I'm struggling to find a Peter.

Hoping you can help

Regards Mandy Shoesmith

I am trying to get hold of a supply of "Geoff Aird" if anyone can help me please contact me at:-

Joe Crowland, Secretary NCS Southern Group, 02083035711, joseph.crowland@ntlworld.com

Regards, Joe Crowland

We have been asked if anyone knows of the cultivar "Ken Hamilton", the only information they have is that it's a bronze and was raised by Woolmans. If stock isn't available, she would appreciate a copy of any photographs of it that might exist.

Anyone who can help please contact Shirley Hamilton on 07831 512961 or e- mail  shirley.0.hamilton@gmail.com


Ann Allen


Could anyone supply or give information on the variety "Emily Peace"

Contact Jonathan Aziz on +44 7770 366930

Thank You

We've had a request from a lady asking if anyone has any information about a variety that her grandfather describes as "Old Brum".He says that it was an incurve, and was bronze with a yellow tinge.

Any information would be gratefully recieved. If anyone has any information, please contact Sarah Steventon c/o John Steventon on 07947447664

I am editing for publication the 1950s gardening diaries of the eminent chrysanthemum grower William Louis Tjaden of Welling, Kent.

If anyone knew him personally or has information on him and his wife Madge would they please contact me at:

R.Healey709@btinternet.com or on 01763 262518.

A friend of Laura Norris has been in touch asking about the possibility of plants as the variety was named for Laura by her grandfather. If anyone can help, please get in touch on extramail33@yahoo.com

If anyone could give me any leads as to where I may obtain The Fuji/Spider Chrysanthemum Anastasia Bronze could you please forward details to me.  Thank you Ms Teresa J Greene

My contact telephone number is:-07425180353.

We have had a request from Raymond Ellery, he wants old named varieties if anyone grows these older varieties please contact Ray at r.eller123@talktalk.net to discuss what you have available.

We have had a request from an elderly gentleman for a few varieties, if anyone can help please contact him on

keithclays65@googlemail.com or phone 01603 630067

the varieties are:   Bullfinch,  Tang,   Ogmore Vale,   Kingfisher,   Bill Young,   Hilfred,   Tinker Bell and

White Daphne which was seen at this years National Show

A member requires some cuttings if you can help contact is below.  Thank you  

Vibrant Spray Cuttings reguired,will cover cost Postage etc,

01792 781569