Launceston Horticultural Society Daffodil and Camellia Show

Tasmanian green-fingered growers from across the state displayed their blossoms and blooms at the Launceston Horticultural Society Daffodil and Camellia Show.

Society member Norma Purton has been showcasing her flowers for the past 20 years and entered about 12 exhibits in this year’s early spring show.

“Your garden evolves,” Ms Purton said.

She had a mixed garden, which was a “bit wild”.

She joined about 70 other exhibitors, showcasing their daffodils, camellias, rock and alpine flowers and floral art during the two-day show.

She enjoyed cultivating small, fragrant, flowering plants, including Hepaticas – a little leathery, low growing  leaf plant which grows best in clay soil.

Ms Purton discovered gardening through her mother, who was a “great gardener”.

“I inherited the instinct.”

She encouraged anyone interested in flowers or those peckish for afternoon tea and cake to pop in and wander around the different displays.

The Launceston Horticultural Society Daffodil and Camellia Show will be on between 9am and 4pm at St Ailbe’s Hall on Margaret Street on Sunday. Entry is $2.