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Auriculas were always grown in a cold glasshouse, so that they would reach the perfection required.
On the day of the show, the exhibitor carefully knocked the plants out of their pots, wrapped the rootballs in muslin,( so that more could be packed into a small space) and transported the prized plants to the Show, where pots and fresh green moss were provided for the exhibiters.
Where twelve distinct Auriculas were required, it was advisable to have 3 each of the 4 divisions of Show Auriculas.
Marks were taken off if the leaves were dirty, broken or if had the farina had accidently been rubbed off.
|Sheri Ann Richerson|