We have two gardens entered this year, one in the
large hotel category and the other is a large block of residential
flats with about an acre and a half of garden.
The judging can take place at any time of the month and
sometimes into the first week of August.
The bedding plants are not growing very well at the moment
with the continuous rain and the strong winds have been causing
quite a few problems. The retired gardening resident at the block of flats
has just broken his shoulder, so he will be out of action for a while and our
weekly hours there are limited to eight, - once a week.
So we are hoping that the judging takes place at the end of July after
two weeks of glorious sunshine.
good luck John :)
Thanks Mick, anything can happen in the next four weeks
so a certain amount of luck will be useful. Some parts of the gardens
look great, others are a not quite ready, but by the judging it could be a
total change around. Still it is only for fun ?
Mick Gammage said:
good luck John :)
can you post photos or are the gardens just for the judges eyes only
John www.acegardenservices.co.uk said:
very nice indeed John, I wish you the best of luck
It will probably be looking its best in mid August :(
Cedar Garden Services said:
Good luck, looking lovely
Perhaps you didn't notice the wet paving stones Brigitt :)
Brigitt Stevenson said:
Good luck John !!!
But, where are all the people at this hotel ???
Do they not enjoy the gardens??? Maybe you should change, well :)))
Last week of the competition but sometimes it goes into the first week
of August. Got diverted into a turfing project last week at the hotel as
an emergency before the holiday season truly began. Now back on garden
maintenance, and have added a few more bedding plants this week and put a
sign at the back of the main garden directing everyone through to the wildlife
garden. It looks as though the competition is going to be hard to beat this year,
so we want them to see everything.
Including the wildlife garden - http://www.landscapejuicenetwork.com/profiles/blogs/httpwwwlandscap...
And the main garden today
Gardens are looking great John.
The two gardens may have won something ?
They are not announcing the winners until
the evening of the award presentations.
They have both been sent an invite, but I am
just not sure if this means they have won something.
I do know for sure that they will not be pleased if they
have to sit there all evening and then walk away with
nothing. It is a long long evening...... lol