Top tips for show newcomers
Entering the Prestatyn Flower Show? Here are some key tips to help you get started.
- Talk to the people who are already competing in your local show. "They are always pleased to pass on tips and advice".
- Grow the easier varieties of fruit, veg or flowers. "If you are unsure ask at your local Garden Centre which are the most popular makes to grow."
- Read the show schedule carefully. "You'd be amazed at the number of entries that are disqualified because they haven't read the schedule properly."
- Take your time when you're displaying your entry. "Don't leave it to the last minute - give yourself plenty of time to stage it properly."
- Pick the winners. "Once you've gained confidence, grow the right varieties. Ask fellow exhibitors, look at the labels at shows, and check which varieties are winning the top prizes."
- And one last thing... "When you've finished staging your exhibit, take a deep breath, step away for a few minutes, then go back and check what you've done again. Those last details can sometimes make all the difference