PLEASE NOTE :- OUR 2019 COMPETITION WILL BE LAUNCHED SPRING 2019.
How we judge the displays in our competition,
with some advice from the St George in Bloom’s judges.
Please click on the ‘How to apply’ tab
which will provide you with an application form
and the supporting information .
Our ‘Hints and Tips’ page is designed to assist you
in order to enhance your entry for the competition,
and also give you general guidance on how to look after your display.
Our awards are allocated as follows:-
This is the highest level of award our St George in Bloom
judges allocate, and is equivalent to a ‘Gold’ standard.
This is the next level from Outstanding,
and although a high standard was evident when the judges looked
at the display this award acknowledges that improvements
could have been made.
Perhaps some of the plants needed some extra care & attention,
or the judges spotted weeds, or disease, or insect infestation on the plants .
Don’t forget the judges also look at the entire setting
in which the plants are displayed.
If there are also untidy areas surrounding the display,
or evidence of weeds, the judges will deduct points.
CERTIFICATE OF PARTICIPATION
This award acknowledges the effort that has been made,
but improvements could have been made to the choice, health,
and overall care of the plants.See also the guidance above.
This is a discretionary award that is made by the Chair of St George in Bloom
to acknowledge excellence, and is the equivalent of a ‘Gold ‘standard.
PLEASE NOTE:- THE JUDGES DECISION IS FINAL,
AND NO CORRESPONDENCE WILL BE ENTERED INTO
REGARDING THE INDIVIDUAL ENTRIES.
Hints and tips for your garden displays.
Make sure that you keep your displays in containers, tubs, pots and hanging baskets
In hot weather give them a good drink of water every day.
Do not allow the containers to dry out. (Plastic pots tend to dry out more rapidly
than Terracotta. )
Give the plants in the containers plant food regularly ( fortnightly on average),
or use slow release plant food granules.
Deadhead old flowers and leaves, and remove any unsightly growth.
Don’t be afraid to incorporate plants that give the “wow factor”
You might wish to colour theme your displays.
Use plants that provide colour, pattern, texture and height, and don’t forget to
use plants that trail over the sides of the containers to soften the edges.
Keep an eye open for pests or diseases, and remove them.
Make sure that you use plenty of plants in the display - one or two plants look very
lonely in a large container or pot.
Avoid leaving visible areas of compost or soil.
Keep any seeds or cuttings for another year.