Timaru plays host to SI daffodil show

20:25, Sep 09 2014

Fifty-five exhibitors will be judged on the poise, symmetry, form and shape, of their daffodils in Timaru later this month.

They will be displaying their flowers at the Annual South Island National Daffodil Society Show on September 27 and 28, and will be from as far afield as Hamilton to Invercargill.

The owner of Pleasant Valley Daffodils in Geraldine, Gordon Coombes, will be one of the exhibitors and intends to take about 20 flowers, although he is aware that not all blooms will get in.

"We have been taking part in the show most years and you get a fair idea of what sort of flowers will be chosen. At the end of the day it comes down to a nice flower with good form and colour."

Preparation of the show-ready flowers takes a lot of work.

"We put the top flowers in planter packs and this gets them away from the bees and out of the weather as well. It is just a matter of getting it right."

The show takes place at the Caroline Bay Hall and is open to the public from 2pm to 5pm.

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The Timaru Herald