1. Buy only Exhibition quality stock from a reliable supplier. Seeds – bulbs – cuttings and plants from other outlets are fine for general
use but they are unlikely to produce show winning exhibits.
2. Provide a site to grow your exhibits as needed by the various
types & sizes of the plants – usually rows should be north to south across the garden.
3. Chrysanthemums –
Dahlias or Roses etc will need to be planted two feet (60cm) apart, while Gladioli and Sweet Peas need ten inches (25cm).
They need their own bed and space to grow in, away from walls, bushes- fences or under trees.
5. Ground must be prepared
in advance of the planting dates and a supply of nutrients etc must be provided during the growing season.
6. If in doubt
ask at local societies or you local seed provider, they will be more than happy to advise you.
Mick Brown (President S. &
D. H. S)