Bob Link, from Orchard Mead, Broadwindsor, took home first prize in the allotment category of the Melplash Show’s Annual Garden & Allotment competition. The competition was cancelled last year.
Bob was praised by the judges who said it was ‘an excellent allotment‘ and ‘a lot of hard work has clearly gone into it‘ – they also praised his range of fruit and vegetables and a good use of companion planting. 🙂
The event was judged by the Mayor of Bridport, Ian Bark, his wife Anne and former society chairman Jo Sage. They were accompanied by society president Nigel Jones and society chairman James Vickery.
The winners received a voucher from Bridport-based William James & Co – manufacturers and suppliers of fruit cages, netting and garden equipment – and compost from Chedington Estate.
To view all the other Garden & Allotment competition results – Click HERE.
As always, Cllr. David Leader sends a huge thank you to all the wonderful people who turned up to help at Bernards’ place on Sunday morning.
A very productive morning. The main photograph shows Chris, Jamie and John ready for action. The volunteers also managed to plant wildflower seed in prepared ground alongside the footpath by The Old George and clean the fingerpost sign in the square.
Earlier this afternoon, the large trough at Bernards’ Place was filled up with 4 tons of soil by village resident and Councillor, David Leader with the invaluable help of Daren and village residents Kyle, Morgan & Harry. All the the soil was transferred from the top end of the park by the Comrades Hall where a big clearing project took place on July 26th. They all gave their Sunday time voluntarily – many thanks to them all!
The trough is now awaiting the attention and care of village resident Ruth from Fullers to make it lush and pretty.
* Please also notice the new gate which was made and erected by Malcolm Heaver 🙂 *