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This was held at the Horns Tavern, Kennington Common, on the 20th May. The flowers were neither so fine nor so numerous as we have often seen; the general complaint of uncongenial weather prevailed; and certainly, with but few exceptions, there was scarcely a fair specimen shewn.
Best collection of nine blooms: The Rev. Thomas Jephson. - Rosa blanca, Polydorus (a superb specimen, and by far the best bloom we have seen this season); Madame Vestris, Gloria Mundi (yellow), Violet Alexander, Polyphemus, David, Lalla Rookh, Ponceau tres blanc.
2d: Mr. P. Wallace, jun. - Fabius, Prince William IV., Violet Alexander, Friend, Duke of Devonshire, Triomphe Royale, Lavinia, Bijou des Amateurs, Like Croesus.
3d: Charles Crook, Esq., Hon. Sec. - Royal George, Duke of Devonshire, Fleur des Dames, Fanny, Brutus, Violet Alexander, Mantua Ducal, Duke of Sussex, Roscius.
4th: A. Lane, Esq., Wycombe. - Prince Albert, Rosa blanca, Fabius, King, Shakspeare, Violet Quorto, Cerise belle forme, David, Matilda.
There were in all nine collections for competition, and about the same number not for competition; and being all arranged in uniform stands, they produced a striking display.
We must defer reporting on these, as on the private exhibition day they were not sufficiently in bloom. The lateness of the season also has prevented a report on Haward's Magnificent. It is promised us for our next Number.