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A Bush is a plant which must be seen to have been developed on single stem not exceeding 4cm. The entire plant should be covered with an abundance of healthy foliage and flower. The plant should present a balanced shape when viewed from all sides.

 

A Shrub is a exhibit with more than one shoot emerging from below the compost level. It can also be grown from more than one plant. The entire plant should be covered with an abundance of healthy foliage and flower. The plant should present a balanced shape when viewed from all sides.

 

BANGING BASKETS & HANGING POTS

 

A Full Basket is to be top planted only and may contain more than one plant. Growth should fill the centre and top of the basket and surge over the edge in a sweeping cascade. Uniform growth with an abundance of healthy foliage and flower typical of the cultivar and should continue to at least the depth of the basket, and to be evenly distributed from the crown to the end of the trailing growths. There should be growing tips and evidence of buds to compliment the open flower. The exhibit is to be viewed from the top and sides when displayed in an elevated position. The container should not be visible when viewed from eye level.

 

A Half Basket is to be top planted only and may contain more than one plant. Growth should fill the centre and top of the basket and surge over the edge in a sweeping cascade. Uniform growth with an abundance of healthy foliage and flower typical of the cultivar and should continue to at least the depth of the basket, and to be evenly distributed from the crown to the end of the trailing growths. There should be growing tips and evidence of buds to compliment the open flower. The exhibit is to be viewed from the top, front and sides when displayed in an elevated position. The container should not be visible when viewed from eye level

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A Hanging Pot is to be top planted only and may contain more than one plant. Growth should fill the centre and top of the hanging pot and surge over the edge in a sweeping cascade. Uniform growth with an abundance of healthy foliage and flower typical of the cultivar and should continue to at least the depth of the hanging pot, and to be evenly distributed from the crown to the end of the trailing growths. There should be growing tips and evidence of buds to compliment the open flower. The exhibit is to be viewed from the top and sides when displayed in an elevated position. The container should not be visible when viewed from eye leve

 

CONTAINERS

A Full Basket must be commercially manufactured as a hanging basket. The top must be circular in shape, should be not less than 30cm and not exceed 41cm in diameter; the maximum depth allowed is 26cm.

 

A Half Basket must be commercially manufactured as a half basket. The top must be semi-circular or elliptical in shape with the rear not exceeding 41cm in width; the maximum depth allowed is 26cm

 

A Hanging Pot must be commercially manufactured as a hanging pot. Ordinary plant pots with hangers are prohibited. And any colour hanging pot may be used.

 

STANDARDS

All standards must have clean stem clear from all growth from compost level to the first branch. The stem should be straight, free from blemishes (tie marks etc.) and may be supported by a single stake. The entire head should be a perfusion of branches which should be covered with an abundance of healthy foliage and flower. The exhibit should present a balanced shape when viewed from all sides. The whole of the exhibit should be in proportion, the size of the pot, length of stem and diameter and depth of head.

I.e. diameter of head should be approximately 3 x diameter of pot.

 

THE MEASUREMEMTS OF STANDARDS ARE

 

FULL STANDARDS

The length of the stem, from compost level to the underside of the first branch, must not be less than 76cm and no more than 107cm.

 

HALF STANDARDS

The length of the stem, from compost level to the underside of the first branch, must not be less than 46cm and no more than 76 cm.

 

QUARTER STANDARDS

The length of the stem, from compost level to the underside of the first branch, must not be less than 25cm and no more than 46cm.

 

MINI STANDARD

The length of the stem, from compost level to the underside of the first branch, must not be less than 15cm and no more than 25cm.

 

ESPALIER

Espaliers have horizontally trained branches, with the branches matched symmetrically on both sides of the centre of the exhibit for its full height. The branches should be covered throughout with an abundance of healthy foliage and flower. The exhibit may be produced from more than one plant and is to be viewed from the front only. A framework is allowed.

 

FAN

Fans should have branches trained into the shape of a fan. The branches should be trained to give a balanced exhibit, covered throughout with an abundance of healthy foliage and flower. The fan should be of good proportion to the size of the pot. The exhibit may be produced from more than one shoot emerging from below compost level, or to be produced from more than one plant. The exhibit is to be viewed from the front only. A framework is allowed.

 

PILLAR

A Pillar me be developed from more than one plant to produce a uniformly cylindrical shape. When viewed from all sides, the Pillar should be fully covered with an abundance of healthy foliage and flower. The relationship of height to diameter and consistency of diameter from top to bottom should be 1.5 to 2 x diameter of pot. The overall size is unrestricted but a good balance is expected i.e. Height should be approximate 5 x diameter of plant. A single stake is allowed.

 

CONICAL

A Conical may be developed from more than one plant to produce a circular tapering shape from bottom to top. The effect should be that of a tall tapering tree. When viewed from all sides, the Conical should be covered with an abundance of healthy foliage and flower. The overall size is unrestricted but a good balance is expected. The bottom should be 1.5 to 2 x the diameter of the por. The height should be approximately 5 x diameter of plant at the base with a good taper from bottom to top. A single stake is allowed.

 

PYRAMIDS

A Pyramid may be developed around a framework having a square base and triangular sides. All branches should be covered with an abundance of healthy foliage and flower. The overall size is unrestricted but a good balance is expected. The exhibit may br grown from more than one plant and is to be viewed from all sides.

 

RING

A Ring may be developed around a framework, with both inner and outer circumference being as near to a circle as possible. All branches should be covered with an abundance of healthy foliage and flower. The exhibit may be grown from more than one plant and is to be viewed from all sides.

 

DECROATIVE STANDARD

A DECROATIVE STANDARD MUST BE DEVELOPED FROM SEVERAL STEMS OR PLANTS

The stem of a multi trunk Standard should either.

  • Form a uniform column which may be entwined into any kind pf plated, latticed or similar effect. The column should be free of blemishes (tie marks, etc.) and clear of all foliage and growth from compost level to first branch forming the head. A single stake may support the column.

  • Be grown with multiple trunks to form the appearance of several trees with a single head. Trunks should be free from blemishes such as tie marks, but may show more natural imperfections. The trunk of each tree must be free of all foliage and growth from compost level to the first branch forming the head. A single stake is allowed to each stem but the exhibit should retain its natural appearance.

    The entire head of any type of Decorative Standard should be a profusion of branches which should be covered with an abundance of healthy foliage and flower. There should be growing tips and evidence of buds to compliment the open flower. The exhibit should present a balanced shape when viewed from sides. The whole of the exhibit should be in proportion, the size of the pot, length of stems or column and diameter and depth of the head. I.e. Diameter of head should be approximately 3 x diameter of pot.

    The length of the stems, from compost level to the first branch forming the head, must not be less than 25cm nor more than 107cm.

 

  
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