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Ferndown in Bloom Winners Announced
The winners of the 2009 Ferndown In Bloom competition have been announced.
Three Judges took over five hours to inspect the forty eight entries from residential
and business properties that have participated in the revived competition that
did not happen in 2008 following low entry numbers the previous year. Several
late entries were sadly unable to be included.
The Overall Winner of the best
front garden category is Lyn Ovens of Ringwood Road, Second place was Robin
and Marie Fitzwalter of Wimborne Road West and
in third is Cyril Haywood of Farm Road, West Moors. Highly commended were
Sandra Noakes of West Moors, D. J. Pile in Ferndown and
Mrs K. Donovan of Gladelands
Apple Home Improvements at West Parley won
the Best Business or Retail Category. Second place was
Heather Public House, followed by Solicitors Luff Brook
Carter. The Merchant of Venice Delicatessen was highly
Sue Hook, Manager of the St Mary's Mews Private
Retirement Flats in the town won Best Patio, Balcony or
and the Best Community Spirit
award goes to Ron Pearce at Homelands House Gardens on the Ringwood Road.
award ceremony will be hosted on the 30th September by
the Haskins Garden Centre, the key sponsor of the competition
since 1992, where all entrants
will be invited to join the Ferndown In Bloom committee lead by former town
Lesley Dedman and Town Councillor Steven Lugg.
We have been greatly encouraged by not only the number but also the quality
of the entries this year,” said Steve Lugg. “The more streamlined
competition combined with higher prize values seems to have appealed to
a new generation of people who enjoy gardening and who take pride in their
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