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7:00pm Wednesday 12th September 2012 in Latest
JUDGES were in awe of the standard of entries in this year’s Magna Housing Association gardening competition.
Judges Doug and Jacky Johnson, of Crewkerne, said they were very impressed.
Mrs Johnson said: “The varied range of garden displays deserved ten out of ten for effort and dedication.”
Mr Johnson added: “We were privileged to view some outstanding displays.”
Julie Turner, of Twinways, Melplash, scooped up the John Foot Cup for overall best garden as well as winner of the large garden section.
She claimed the top award for the second year running.
She said: “Winning for a second year on the trot is something I never thought possible.”
“My garden is mainly consists of flowers and shrubs.
“I like to entice the bees and butterflies.
“Some gratitude has to go to my partner who tames the hedges and the lawn.”
The categories were split into the categories of small garden, large garden, pots and patio and communal.
The winner from each category collected £65 of gardening vouchers.
Other winners were treated to Gardener’s World subscriptions and annual passes to Abbotsbury Sub-Tropical Gardens.
Magna Gardener of the Year category sponsors, Scats country store in Dorchester, was impressed with all the entrants from this year’s categories.
All entrants received a Scats goody bag.
Who won what in the competition
Small garden 1: Mr and Mrs D Baker, Wool n 2: Ms J Pearson, Meadow View, Charminster n 3: Ms A Carroll, Littlemead, Broadmayne n 3: Mrs J Mundy, Granary Orchard, Trent
Large garden 1: Ms J Turner, Twinways, Melplash; n 2: Mrs M Hewlett, Vernalls Road, Sherborne n 3: G Mills, Higher Newland, Sherborne
Pots and patio 1: R Cox, Queens Road, Bradford Abbas; n 2: A and S Horwood and P Gould, Crossways Court, Crossways
Communal 1: Miss C Barrell, P Clinch, K Robinson, S Stacey, Symonds Court, Charminster n 2: R Smalldon, Glyde Court, Dorchester
Gardener of the Year: Mr and Mrs D Baker, Wool