We had a great response to the Mystery Challenge at the meeting yesterday! There were many plants on show, some of which were really superb! Well done to everybody who participated and special congratulations to Felicity whose plant was voted "Best on Show", and Doug who won the "Best Novice" award.
Show fever is running high now - just 4 weeks to go!! Most members who are intending to show are starting to panic quietly! We have had good weather this year, and the plants have responded well, some of them a little too well! For those plants that look as if they will peak before show week, I suggest that you feed as aggressively as possible to keep them growing strongly and keep the new buds coming. - There is no way to retard bud development when once it has begun so rather try to spur it on to even greater levels!
It is worth making a note of which cultivars have come into bloom early as you can time their flowering more accurately next year! Also note those that don't bloom in time for the show for the same reason!!
I'm looking forward to seeing many beautiful plants on show!!
May Seed Sowing Guide for MVUF
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