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    Growing for Showing

    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

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