29 Feb Judging the Knowsley Flower Show
I’ve been judging the Knowsley Flower Show for four of five years now. I knew Carol Bright through the National Dahlia Society and she had just passed her judge exam. She asked me and another judge, Don, who lived locally, to help. I’ve been a judge there ever since. We look at freshness, colour, size and if there’s stiff competition, the stem. It’s all in the classification directory. I used to judge at the shows in Harrogate, London, Stoke, Liverpool Garden Festival, all over. These days I just do a few and keep on the Knowsley Flower Show and Egwisbach Flower Show as well as Burton and Rosset and Henlan. I just have a couple of dahlias at home these days. The green house in now full of car parts! I do up old cars, my son is into old cars too.