Weather doesn't defeat as record number of residents enter local gardening competition
Published by lpriest for Progress Housing Group in Housing and also in Communities
Mrs Sumner sat in her prize winning garden
A record number of gardeners, who have helped to makeSouth Ribblebloom this summer despite the extraordinary weather conditions, were recognised at an awards presentation last week.
The winners of New Progress Housing Association’s annual gardening competition were announced at the awards presentation, which took place at Sumner House inLeyland.
The categories for the gardening competition included: Best Communal Area, Best Home Grown Fruit and Vegetables, Best Small andLargeGardensand Best Containers and Hanging Baskets.
Sian Coulton, Community Involvement Manager for New Progress Housing Association said: “Once again we have had some outstanding entries and a record number of entrants in this competitions history. Our tenants have shown enormous pride for their gardens again this year make it very hard for us to select a winner.”
Mrs Sumner fromWalmerBridgewas delighted to receive second prize in the containers and hanging baskets category: “I am very pleased to have come second this year; I am slowly working my way up to first prize, hopefully!”
Mr and Mrs Pitblado from Leyland, who last year received a prize for outstanding achievement, this years again scooped first prize in the containers and hanging baskets category along with best garden over 16 sq ft. “We are thrilled,” said Mrs Pitblado, “We never expected to win again this year, never mind winning two prizes.”
All winners received gardening vouchers.