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Overseas Dahlia Society Activities

Keith Hammett, the well known dahlia expert in New  Zealand, has sent in news about a New Dahlia competition being held in Australia.  UK societies may wish to hold one at their shows this year.

Petal Plucking competition in New Zealand Petal Plucking practise in New Zealand

John Menzel who has organised the competition writes:

The Petal Plucking Championship has really lifted the interest level in the community.  This is being billed as an international first with all the service clubs, community groups & local/State Government representatives wanting to have an entrant.  There will be several heats and the finalists will then be eligible to go into the "Pluck Off" which will determine the "Petal Plucking Champion"

Are You A Petal Plucker
 Or A Petal Pluckers Son
 Who Loves To Do Their Plucking
 When The Petal Plucking's Done??
 It Sounds Like Petal Plucking
 Is The Latest Plucking Stunt
 If Not Plucking Pretty Petals
 Your Not In The Plucking Hunt
 So Get Those Pinkies Plucking
 Petals By The Tonne
 Pluck Them By The Hundred
 With Plucking Prizes To Be Won