At the October meeting we listened to reports on the recent Convention in Nelson – it would appear that it was a good event and was enjoyed by those who went. The main features of the evening were a talk by Jeff on turntables and stands as well as a PowerPoint show by Peter on pots. As well as the usual display of trees, Ann and Peter put on a display of the pots they had brought out from the UK.

The club’s annual show was held on the 15th and 16th of October at Hamilton Gardens. An impressive display of over 175 trees and a side display of over 40 pots gave the visitors plenty to look at. Louis came down from Auckland to judge the trees on Friday evening and awarded Merit Certificates to those trees he thought deserved it. On Sunday he came back to give a critique on why the trees gained their certificates and how he would like to see them improved. There were public demonstrations by Dianne and Peter as well as an area for members to work on their own trees. The whole event was an outstanding success and a credit to those who participated.