Gardens shine through despite weather

Caistor in Bloom president with Gwen Thompson in her award-winning garden EMN-140415-151541001
Caistor in Bloom president with Gwen Thompson in her award-winning garden EMN-140415-151541001

Caistor in Bloom’s Spring Garden Competition day was not a time to be out and about long, as judges suffered a cloudburst, which did more than whet their appetite for the many quality gardens on show.

But, after much deliberation, the judges felt one garden did stand out due to the care and attention to detail bestowed upon it, with a lack of weeds, an immaculate lawn and neat edging.

And the winners were Peter and Gwen Thompson of Horsemarket, with Russ and Carin Tattershall in second place and the garden of Louis and Robina King in third.

The competition was sponsored by Carr Lane Nurseries.

The next competition is Best School Garden, sponsored by Cherry Valley Farms, which will be judged on Monday June 9 from 3pm. Closing date for entries is Friday June 6.

Winner of the Grand National Sweepstake was Jean Birkett, with Roy Yull in second, Jenny Rudd third and Phil Ogden fourth.

For more news from Caistor in Bloom visit www.caistorinbloom.co.uk or see the notice board outside the Multi Use Centre in South Street.

Any group, business or individual willing to volunteer sponsorship, help or donate plants can please contact Deborah Barker at info@caistorinbloom.co.uk, telephone 01472 851883 or speak to any member of the committee.