Netheravon in Bloom 2019
Judging took place on Wednesday 31st July and Wednesday 7th August 2019
1 . At the start of the year the hope of the Parish Council was that villagers would participate in enhancing the look of our village. Doing this by tending their front gardens and hanging baskets/pots.
2 . Members of NPC did their bit by setting up hanging baskets on the High Street and planting up new half-barrels at various places around the village. To add an element to the fun, a light-hearted “competition” was proposed, the prize being a piece of paper/certificate!
3 . We are sure that you’ll agree that Netheravon looks prettier this year, and our residents have again come up trumps. The NPC want to thank parishioners for their contributions.
4 . Judging a “competition“ such as this is difficult. We all have different sized spaces to work with, and different personal preferences as to how we want our front garden or hanging basket to look. But for the first annual Netheravon in Bloom competition the judges took guidance from the Britain in Bloom RHS guidelines and were looking for:
a. Colours and design, an overall plan
b. Appropriate choice of plants for the space, foliage, bark effect or flowers
c. Special features, a focal point can aid the look
d. Presentation and maintenance
e. Innovation of plant selection, colours etc.
f. Sustainability and biodiversity / conservation effect.
5 . 30 properties made it to the “short” list, perhaps even more next year?
6 . NPC wants to thank everyone for taking part, (even if you did not know that you had) and hope that you will want to do so again next year. For details please contact Mary Towle, Clerk to NPC.
|Adress||Front Garden||Hanging Basket||Comment||Picture||Result|
|5||X||Excellent HB, depth and colour and different species all add to a bright & welcoming display. A splash of colour all gardeners would be proud of.||1||GOLD HB|
|Cartref||X||Very good, petunia-lead colourful display for all pots and HBs||2||Highly Commended HB|
|16||X||X||Use of lamp post to enhance community space as well as annuals and small willow providing colour.||3||Commended HB Highly Commended FG|
|638||X||HBs adding colour and breaking up a plain wall.||4||Commended HB|
|3||X||First efforts at putting colour in the front, well done.||5||Commended HB|
|12||X||X||Mostly annuals, but we like the use of beans as a hedge plant, feeding the body as well as the eyes.||6||Highly Commended FG|
|Court Farm Close|
|10||X||X||Good use of awkward space, well maintained and colourful. Feature wheelbarrow fun & interesting.||7||Highly Commended FG Commended HB|
|27||X||Use of lamp post for HBs shows good community spirit and colourful pots for front of house too.||8 & 9||Highly Commended HB|
|30||X||Many fuschia, tree adds height, needed more plants||10||Commended HB|
|11||X||Full herbaceous border with many different species, coordinated height planting too.||11||Highly Commended FG|
|Mill View||X||X||An outstanding front garden. Colour rich from flowers and mature perennials. Great use of planters and HBs, especially Hosta and Acer in such a small but very visible space.||12||BEST OVERALL WINNER|
|50||X||What has been done, has been done well.||13||Commended FG|
|Court Farm Road|
|Manzanita||X||Very full and good HB. Colours good and cascading plants aid the look.||14||BRONZE HB|
|Trejan||X||A very good coordinated looking front to the house. HBs matching the wisteria and the lavender.||15||SILVER HB|
|19 – front High Street||X||Well maintained pots in small hard-standing space.||16||Commended FG|
|Owl Cottage||X||Good depth to basket, green colour predominates.||17||Commended HB|
|105||X||HBs add colour to the house which can take even larger displays perhaps?||18||Highly Commended HB|
|1 Stone Villas||X||Pretty use of flowers in classic cottage garden style.||19||Highly Commended FG|
|Old Post Office House||X||A new garden full of promise. Different species (esp. Monkey puzzle), use of raised bed for bee friendly plants and hollyhocks for height. Well looked after. One to watch develop.||20||Highly Commended FG|
|Worsdell Cottage||X||Excellent use of ornamental grasses and appropriate plants (perennial and annual) for the space. Colour coordinated too. Slate background sets it off well.||21||SILVER FG|
|18||X||X||Good HBs but a great front garden. Tidy, using perennials and annuals to create display of colour and texture, and bee friendly, lawn well cared for.||22||GOLD FG|
|20||X||Large HBs breaking up plain wall space.||23||Commended HB|
|1||X||Use of many different coordinated greens attracts the eye, in a “dog-friendly” garden.||24||Commended FG|
|8||X||Very good, bee friendly, good use of tall plants to enhance small space. Very well done, and looked after.||25||Highly Commended FG|
|12||X||Good bird/bee friendly choices, colourful and tidy in a small space which the grass sets off well.||26||Highly Commended FG|
|15||X||Gravel and pots, min maintenance options, tidy.||27||Commended FG|
|7||X||Imaginative use of Canna in pots||28||Commended FG|
|13||X||Many different plants adding texture to small space||29||Commended FG|
|5||X||X||Bright, colourful, dahlia filled borders and HBs with many different species. A stand-out front garden.||30||BRONZE FG|
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