Decorated and Ornamental Gourds.
You will find below advice for growing and painting your own gourds.
However, if you don't care to do this then, at 2.30pm on the Saturday prior to the Festival you can do your gourd decorating at Roger & Estelle's house, 11, Weston Close, RG25 2RX. Gourds and paints are available. Ring 01256 862776 if you plan to come.
Alternatively, Thompson and Morgan have excellent mixture packs of these seeds, including some great for decorating. Click on www.thompson-morgan.com and enter ornamental gourds in the search box.
To decorate your gourds use acrylic paint and dry them first.
You do not need to have grown your own gourds, although this is encouraged. The competition is about the best display or decorating.
For those of you whose plants have failed to grow in this season's unfavourable conditions, or otherwise did not grow any, then I may have spare ones available for you to decorate or use for your displays.