Prize-win­ning dahlias were an in­spi­ra­tion at so­ci­ety meet­ing

Macclesfield Express - - THE LAUGHING BADGER -

A FLOWER ex­pert paid a visit to Bolling­ton and Dis­trict Hor­ti­cul­tural So­ci­ety to talk about his prize-win­ning dahlias.

Stu­art Clensy from Skelmers­dale, who has won prizes at ma­jor flower shows and is a dahlia judge, at­tended the group’s meet­ing to talk to mem­bers, show slides of his en­tries and dis­plays of his dahlias.

Pauline Ped­lar, from the group, said: “Stu­art is very crit­i­cal of his blooms and ev­ery petal must be per­fect. He has de­vel­oped many new va­ri­eties him­self.

“He grows his own plants by dig­ging up the pre­vi­ous year’s tu­bers and tak­ing cut­tings.

“Much hard work, skill and ex­pe­ri­ence is needed to turn these into prize-win­ning dahlias.”

There are no more meet­ings un­til af­ter the Au­tumn Show at Bolling­ton Civic Hall on Satur­day, Septem­ber 5.

Cat­e­gories in­clude flow­ers, veg­eta­bles, home pro­duce and a chil­dren’s sec­tion.En­try forms can be ob­tained from the sec­re­tary at 01625 572668.

●● Stu­art Clensy talked to Bolling­ton and Dis­trict Hor­ti­cul­tural So­ci­ety about his prize-win­ning dahlias

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