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Leigh Park gardeners scoop top prizesLast updated: 21 August 2012 14:57
Portsmouth City Council residents in Leigh Park have been showing off their gardening skills in an annual competition aimed at getting local people to brighten up their gardens and take pride in their area.
The overall winner of the competition was Chris Allen for the clever use she has made of her communal back yard. Chris has made an attractive outdoor space for minimal cost by recycling household objects and containers and using them as plant pots, and by using plant cuttings and seeds from her own established plants and from friends, family and neighbours.
Joint runners up were Caroline Eaton of Wakefords Way and Shirley Jones from Hook House, who was also the winner in her area. Caroline has transformed a shabby space into a pretty paradise with fantastic raised planters and a lush lawn. Shirley has created a fabulous memorial garden for her mother with bright borders bursting with colourful flowers.
The competition was judged by a panel including Mayor of Havant, Cllr Gerald Shimbart. He said: "All of the entrants must be warmly congratulated on their efforts, and I expect that they will have even more to show next year. Many thanks to Portsmouth City Council and the resident participation team for making this competition possible."
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