The top gardeners among the residents of West Norfolk’s sheltered housing schemes have been recognised in a housing association’s annual gardening competition.
The winners of the contest, which is organised by Freebridge Community Housing, received their trophies during a presentation ceremony at Neville Court, Heacham, on Thursday.
Freebridge chief executive Tony Hall praised the response to the contest.
He said: “The variety of categories are designed to be very inclusive – all of our tenants from sheltered schemes who would like to get involved, can.
“It’s a real pleasure for us to be able to see the results of the hard work and effort that has been put in all year round.”
Mr Hall added: “Everyone involved is helping to make a better West Norfolk, and we would like to thank people for taking part so enthusiastically.”
Prize winners were as follows – best garden: George Hammond; best window box: Margaret Follen; unusual plant container in garden: Marlene Greff; tallest hollyhock: Ronald Overland; best sweet pea: Margaret Follen; best tasting tomato: Margaret Follen; best cress head or grass head: Mary Harpley; decorated flower pot: Angela French; best rose: Elizabeth Highland; longest carrot: John Tansley; best vegetable garden: Douglas Powley; best scarecrow, scheme entry: Sunnyside; best Alice in Wonderland, scheme entry: Windsor Park; area trophies: Beaupre Hall, Horsley Court and Orchard Close.
The prizes and certificates were donated by Freebridge and Ground Control, one of the association’s partners.