nervous wait for green fingered customers
Budding gardeners from County Durham Housing Group are waiting to hear if their flowers have power.
Judges from the Beautiful Durham competition visited gardens on July 12 and 13 to mark their immaculately tended lawns, blossoming floral displays, mouth-watering vegetables and wildlife filled borders.
As part of the overall competition the judging panel visited 10 County Durham Housing Group customers’ homes to judge 3 categories; best garden, best container, and best backyard or patio. They were greeted by immaculately tended lawns, blossoming floral displays, mouth-watering vegetables and wildlife filled havens. The results will be announced at a special awards ceremony in early October.
The free to enter Beautiful Durham Competition is run each year as part of the ‘Durham City in Bloom’ campaign and is supported by County Durham Housing Group. It aims to create and celebrate a more attractive environment in the City district to live in, visit or work. It also contributes to Durham City’s entry into the Northumbria in Bloom competition run by the Royal Horticultural Society
It also is hoped that the popular competition could grow further in 2018.
County Durham Housing Group Neighbourhood Manager, Carol Crathorne, said: “Lots of our customers put a huge amount of effort into their gardens. This competition is a great way of recognising that hard work.
“I know the judges were very impressed by many of the gardens they visited and I can’t say I’m surprised.”
Pictured above: judges from the Beautiful Durham competition visit a County Durham Housing Group customer’s garden in Ludworth