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Award win for flower power.

A NORTH East man has been recognised by the Royal Horticultural Society for his work over the last 30 years.

Syd Wilson of Wide Open, North Tyneside, has been awarded the Harlow Carr Medal for services to horticulture.

He went to the Hampton Court Flower Show to receive his award along with his daughter Alicia and son-in-law Ken.

The gong was presented by HRH Princess Alexandra.

Syd has been the historian to the British National Carnation Society for more than 30 years.

Syd breeds carnations and has compiled records for the International Dianthus Register. A version of the register published in 1980 contained over 27,000 entries dating back to the 1700s.

He is now working on an update which will include records from different countries.

At the Hampton Court Flower Show, Syd and his family wore buttonholes he had created.
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Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Date:Jul 16, 2011
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