TWO green-fingered Weaverham residents are celebrating after scooping prizes in Weaver Vale Housing Trust’s annual garden competition.
Graham Hulse, of Well Lane, won the Best House Garden gong. And neighbour Sid Bailey, of Elm Road, came first in the new Best Vegetable Garden category.
Mr Hulse said: “When I found out I had won it came as a complete shock, but I am delighted.”
The Trust has been encouraging residents to combat the credit crunch by growing their own vegetables, and Mr Bailey certainly took note.
“I was absolutely over the moon when I found out we had won,” he said.
The competition was judged by Brian Pearson, environment team leader for WVHT, and David Tomlinson from Marbury Hall Nurseries.
Other winners included 82-year-old Kath Suckley, of Dee Square, Winsford, who claimed a hat-trick by winning the Best Container/Patio garden for the third consecutive year.
Margaret Lord and fellow residents at Fountain Court, Davenham, were awarded first prize in the Sheltered Scheme section.
All entrants to the competition received a £10 B&Q voucher.