Rain helps dahlias come alive
THIS time of year Reg Welsh’s garden comes alive with the colours of the rainbow as he works wonders with his favourite flowers, the dalia.
“I love the colours. I grow the brightest of colours I can find and it all looks beautiful when they are all out,” he said.
Mr Welsh has been a strong supporter of the Warwick Horticultural Society’s annual Autumn Flower Show for three years and believes out of the 25 flowers he will enter, there are a few contenders for the top prize this year.
“It all helps the show. The rain has been beautiful. They (dahlias) have really come alive in the last couple of weeks,” Mr Welsh said.
Warwick Horticultural Society president Graham Gillam is prepared for another great year, with dahlias expected to be the best on show again.
Visitors will see a great display with names like Reg Welsh, Malcolm and Betty Balch and Michael Colby entering dahlias again this year.
Halvor Guy and Guy Sugden are expected to impress again in the vegetable section, and plenty of other top gardeners will bring in their best after the great rain over the past few weeks.
“It’s going to be good at the moment because of the moisture, the rain has been good. With the rain about it has brought heart back into gardening again,” Mr Gillam said.
Entries are accepted for judging from 8am to 10am tomorrow and the doors will open at to the public from noon and 8am to 4pm on Thursday.
The show is at St Mary’s Hall, Wood Street, Warwick, and the admission for the public is $3 with flower entries free.
Contact secretary Margot Cory on 4661 1414 for more information.