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Lyme Regis: Resort's gardens celebrated in competition
11:00am Friday 3rd August 2012 in Lyme Regis
JUDGES were delighted with entries in the annual Lyme Regis in Bloom gardens competition.
They said the standard of entries was splendid despite poor weather earlier in the year.
The shield for Best Business went to the Nags Head pub, while John Wiscombe took the cup for the overall winner with Peter and Barbara Lacey in the runner-up spot.
Judge Sydi Bones, who performed the honours with Paul Dunsford and Wendy Alexander, said: “To our amazement, the gardens we visited showed little sign of adverse conditions.
“They were, as always, a source of pleasure and inspiration. “There were newcomers in the business entries, familiar faces among the retired gardeners and different approaches in style, such as a plot designed and nurtured with wildlife as a central theme.”
She added: “The best entries stop you in your tracks and stand out from the rest.
“This year one category in particular, gardens of retired owners, presented more problems than usual. “They were all splendid and yet so different.
“Any one of them was worthy of winning a prize, and scratching our heads over why to put this one above that one took time and careful consideration.”
John Wiscombe finally took the honours in this category.
Judge Wendy Alexander also wanted to remind people to make sure they keep records of their gardens.
“Now is the time to take some photographs of your amazing gardens. How you have managed it with the weather we have had is miraculous. “These should preferably be mounted on card or similar and are the highlights of the presentation evening which will be sometime in September.”
- Business, Nag’s Head.
- Retired people’s gardens, John Wiscombe.
- Houses, Les Loveridge.
- Flats, Jill Douglas.
- Patio gardens, Peter and Barbara Lacey.
- Group gardens, Cloverdale Court.
- Hanging baskets and containers, Brian Raven.
- Home produce in containers, Jayne Saunders.
- Home produce in garden, Rosie Dean.
- Children’s home produce, Jayne Saunders.
- Childcare Shield for best business, Nags Head.
- Cup for the overall winner, John Wiscombe
- Cup for runner up, Peter and Barbara Lacey.
- Cup for home produce in gardens, Rosie Dean.
- Cup for home produce in containers, Jayne Saunders.