Stan Mosey knows his onions better than anyone else in Brigg - and that’s official.
When Brigg Town Council held its ‘Summer Awards’ morning at The Angel Suite, Mr Mosey collected the Mary Robins Memorial Rose Bowl, a 1st Prize certificate and a £50 voucher for Brigg Garden Centre for producing the best kept allotment in the town. Mr Mosey ‘digs’ at Plot Number 23 on the Grammar School Road allotments.
His knowledge of gardening was evident after he collected his trophy from Town Mayor Edward Arnott and then spoke to the Mail:
“Horse muck is my secret,” he said. “I went and collected some myself on my own trailer and it was free. Its sandy soil where the allotment is and it needs good horse manure, the more the better.”
Brigg’s expert said it had been a good year generally for gardeners:
“Almost everything has grown well. I’ve got some giant pumpkins,peppers have done well and celery also. Only onions have been disappointing.”
Second place went to John Cosgrove at Plot 24A, also on the Grammar School Road allotments.
He was unable to attend the awards, but was represented by his grandson, Jack Sharp, who had been working hard with his grandad at the plot.
First Place in the Best Kept Garden competition and receiving the Louis T Jarratt Memorial Rose Bowl, a certificate and a voucher for £50 for Brigg Garden Centre, was Sarah Jones of Grammar School Road in the town.