The annual show started with the usual hectic setup on Friday with all the tables and backing boards to be set up before trees could be positioned.
There were plenty of trees on show—we had to put up extra tables at the last minute to cope with the numbers. Over 130 trees on display ranging from mame to very large!
Ian Gear and Noel added to the draw for the weekend with their sales tables and the club did very well selling off members surplus stock.
Thanks to Ian for his efforts in judging the awards. It took him several tours of the display to make his final choices. After the awards were set out Ian gave a very informative critique on the trees he chose.
Overall the trees are very good but attention must be paid to the final dressing of each tree. Make sure the soil is free of weeds, foliage is all looking good and the pot is clean—with some pots a little oil brings up a better finish.
The Peoples Choice went to Sandra with the Totara Forest.