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Gardens and allotments are awarded
BOUNTIFUL allotments, creative scarecrows and beautiful gardens have been awarded for brightening up Salisbury.
Mayor Penny Brown praised green fingered people across the city as the winners of the City Gardens competition collected their awards at the Guildhall.
The revamped contest saw gardens and allotments across the city picking up awards as this year’s competition was brought in line with Britain in Bloom and other Royal Horticultural Society judging.
The 2013 cup for the best allotment plot went to Keith Lawrence of Cow Lane allotments for his exceptionally well-kept plot, packed full of a wide variety of flowers, fruit and vegetables.
Parks officer Debbie Cox said: “The competition is one of the highlights of the allotment year. We are really pleased with the continuing level of entries, despite a couple of difficult growing years. “We would encourage more allotment tenants to enter, especially those who have just started as they could win the Best Newcomer award.”
Cllr Brown judged the scarecrow competition, which was won by Milford House nursing home - Flora was a joint effort made by the residents at the home.
Midge Stapleton and Peter Hughes won gold awards for their gardens.
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