Cornwall Garden society “Spring Flower Show 2009” at Boconnoc estate.

April 5th and 6th sees the annual CGS spring flower show at Boconnoc. With the weather being such this year I will be inundated with choice of material to pick for the competitive classes.

46 entries this year (I got a bit excited seeing the schedule in early January and it seemed like a good idea at the time) a record for Trewithen in my time. Last year, what with the ICS congress, we only entered 8 classes and still had a trophy!

After the cold winter with frost and snow the season is now a ‘Text Book’ spring. We have Magnolia, Rhododendron, camellia and a massive number of flowering trees and shrubs to pick from. I will have the luxury to be able to pick and choose specimens for each class rather than pick what is out.

Picking starts in earnest tomorrow (Tuesday) with the foliage classes and conifer’s. Wednesday will be Rhododendron day (including azaleas which are Rhodos). Thursday will see Neil, Roy and sally build the trade stand ‘Show Garden’ at Boconnoc while I will be picking magnolia.

Friday sees Camellia picking early, then all to the show to stage the exhibits. Then fingers crossed to see which cups I will be picking up on Sunday you have to think positive.

I will post the results here next week.