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Everything in the garden is blooming lovely
10:42am Friday 6th September 2013 in News
A TOWN’s main landlord has recognised the horticultural skills of its tenants.
Chester-le-Street-based Cestria Community Housing Association’s annual gardening competition this year included categories for best yard, vegetable garden, young gardener and communal space.
The association wants to encourage tenants to make a difference to their areas by taking pride in maintaining their gardens, yards and communal spaces.
Winners were presented with certificates and prizes by Cestria board member Kay Nichol and vice-chairman Vera Codling at a ceremony at Pelton Fell’s Brockwell Centre.
Mrs Codling said: “Once again we were extremely impressed with the number and quality of entries in this year’s competition.
“The warm dry summer has yielded some fantastic results and it’s great to see the pride that all our entrants take in their own gardens and their communities.
“Their plants, flowers and vegetables have really brightened up the local area and we were pleased to be able to recognise their achievements during our annual award ceremony.”
The winners of the main garden category were Alf and Edith Crampton, of Chester-le-Street, who impressed the judges with their colourful and varied display of flowers.
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