Plants in Pots:
- Pot size is critical, too large and it will not be judged. Make sure you refer to the the section heading
- People often think bigger is better, it is not always the case. Small and beautiful will compete well
- Don’t worry about pollen beetles in the flowers, everyone has them, but do worry about greenfly!
- Remove old leaves or anything that spoils the look of the plant and don’t forget to clean the pot if it is dirty
- Note that if a flowering plant is entered into a foliage class it will only be judged on its foliage
- Most flowers look better in a vase if cut the night before and left in deep water, rather than cutting them on the morning of the show
- For vases of one species try to show a uniform set of blooms. Good uniformity will often outperform size.
- Struggle to understand the difference between perennial and shrub? A perennial disappears over winter, a shrub has a woody part that remains above ground.
- Your flowers should be fresh, free from blemishes, at their most perfect stage of development and uniform in size.
- Ensure your container is filled with water to avoid exhibits wilting during the show. If we have good weather the marquee does get very warm.
- This is all about flower arrangements and make sure you abide by the schedule. You will note that there is a size limit to be adhered to
- Yes you can purchase your flowers (except for the wild flower and grass class) but they still need to be of good quality.
- Balance and harmony as well as design and colour make this section one for the more artistic entrant
- You can construct your arrangement before you arrive on the day