Photo by Gregor Richardson.
Outram Flower Show convener Daphne Macfarlane with one of the
dahlias in her Outram garden as she prepares for the annual
flower show this Friday.
Mrs Macfarlane said she was entering her dahlias, roses, and
cut flowers this year.
Mrs Macfarlane said the summer growing weather had arrived
late, but recent warm weather had brought strong colours to
The show, at the Outram Church Hall, is open to the public
from 2pm to 6pm, for a $2 admission fee (children are free).
Competition entries can be made on Thursday night and Friday
There will also be a market stall, raffles, and afternoon
Show treasurer Jessie Cousins, of Allanton, said early
spring-like weather meant some plants had flowered earlier
than usual this year.
Mrs McFarlane hoped the good growing season would ensure
plenty of entries.