When the place you live has a gardening competition, but you don’t think you fit into any of the categories, why not make up your own.
That’s what one Caistor couple did and the Caistor in Bloom thought it was a great idea.
So, the winners of the inaugural Most Improved Garden are Cliff and Jill Rust, who are now the proud owners of a unique prize - a first ever Caistor in Bloom mug.
The husband and wife recently relocated from North Kelsey Road to Cromwell View and have made a sterling start to their efforts in revitalising their new but ‘lost’ garden.
The whole area has been cleared of brash and a new pond dug with extensive pipe work helping to combat the springs and marshy ground.
“The garden is becoming much more manageable and we are keen to make a great impression in further enhancing the lovely gardens in Caistor” said Cliff.
The impressive garden was entered into the town’s Open Garden event this year and attracted many visitors.
Plans for a weekend opening next year are now well in hand.
Receiving their prize from Caistor in Bloom chairman Deborah Barker, Cliff and Jill were joined by other category winners, Keith and Lesley King, Best Hanging Basket & Container Garden, and Dee de Wit, Best Spring Garden.
A full list of competition winners will be posted on the CiB notice board in the town and will also be available on the website - www.caistorinbloom.co.uk