Gardens/Allotments

Results of the Garden Competition Ruthin Flower Show 2017

Including brief comments from the Judge

Allotments

1 Mr David Lloyd. It all looks too good to eat, and not a weed to be seen. A huge plot to keep in such good order and so many types of vegetables.

2 Mr Joseph Hughes. A very close second. It might be very difficult to judge the allotments next year!

Country Gardens

1 Carol and John Perkins, Wylan, Llanbedr: A beautiful garden in a lovely rural setting with a great variety of plants all grown to perfection. The joy of designing, creating and caring for a garden over many years shines out from this garden.

2 Sue and Les Starling, Tyddyn Bach, Bontuchel: Another lovely garden in a rural setting, packed with interesting plants and wildlife. If I were a plant this is the home I would choose where the flowers, frogs and birds call the tune.

3 Michelle and Rob Strang, Drovers Arms, Rhewl: A delightful warm and welcoming garden with touches of fun and an artist’s eye. A great variety of healthy plants packed into small spaces.

Town Gardens

1 Trem y Foel (entered by Jock Davies). I could have stayed here all day looking at the flowers, and hearing the stories. I have never seen so many containers and such a wealth of colour everywhere. What a lovely place to retire to.

2 Mrs Ursula Harrington. A gifted horticulturist tends the garden here, massed with colourful plants. A huge number of flowers fruit and veg, and next year’s propagating underway; and pets and wildlife and ingenious low-cost ideas to keep the garden and the wildlife healthy. Not an inch of wasted space. Wonderful.

3 Mr and Mrs Paul Edgar. A small, steeply tiered garden created to seem bigger than it is through thoughtful design and construction. A good variety of plants all in perfect health and a lovely feeling of peace and harmony.

Highly Commended: Mrs Dilys Jones for having created a delightful quirky maze of a garden, including her lovely Suffolk plum, transforming a forlorn patch of brambles in just a few years.

Highly Commended: Liz Culshaw, together with gardener Scott for a perfectly managed garden, despite the best efforts of Bulldog George; and the most beautiful pink Dahlias I have ever seen.

 

 

BEST KEPT TOWN GARDEN COMPETITION 2017

 SPONSORED BY
RUTHIN TOWN COUNCIL

PRIZES
FIRST: £20 plus a TROPHY
SECOND: £10 THIRD: £5

Entry free: apply by July 22nd to les.starling@boyns.net  or 01824 710248.

Please give your email address, or phone number and if we have not seen you before the location of your garden so that we can easily find you.

Judging will take place by agreement during the last week of July.

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RUTHIN  COUNTRY GARDENS COMPETITION 2017

BEST KEPT GARDENS COMPETITION

Is your garden outside the Ruthin Boundary
but within 3.5 miles of Ruthin Town Centre?

Sponsor: Ruthin Show Society

First £20 plus Trophy
 Second £10
 Third £5

Entry free: apply by July 22nd to les.starling@boyns.net  or 01824 710248.

Please give your email address, or phone number and if we have not seen you before the location of your garden so that we can easily find you.

Judging will take place by agreement during the last week of July.

For example Cyffylliog, Clawddnewydd and Llanrhaeadr are acceptable locations. If in doubt please ask.

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BEST KEPT RUTHIN ALLOTMENT 2017

SPONSORED BY SWAYNE JOHNSON SOLICITORS/CYFREITHWYR

  PRIZES

FIRST:  £20.00 plus TROPHY

SECOND:  £10.00

THIRD :  £5.00

Entry free: apply by July 22nd to les.starling@boyns.net  or 01824 710248.

Please give your email address, or phone number and if we have not seen you before the location of your garden so that we can easily find you.

Judging will take place by agreement during the last week of July.

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RESULTS FROM LAST YEAR SHOW
Garden Competitions – 2016

RESULTS AND JUDGES COMMENTS

 

TOWN GARDENS

 FIRST:            Flats 1-32, Trem y Foel, Ruthin

 A joy to behold! At first it was in my mind to award separate positions to individuals in these gardens but the more I thought about it, it became obvious that the overall effect was one of a great combined effort.

 And what a great combined effect it produced – and what a change from the last time it was entered in this competition. From the residents who showed us around and the 101 year old lady who was an example to us all! To the combined display around the Community Building, a great show.

 Just one or two little places where a little more needed to be done – but considering the age of the participants all I can say is more of the same!

  SECOND:       Mr E. Jones, Penlan, 27 Bryn Rhydd, Ruthin

 What a surprise! Mr Jones, at 91, must be the best, most industrious gardener in Ruthin! Not a weed in sight and perfectly tended beans, peas, carrots and tomatoes in precise rows – and fruit trees – and a beautiful front garden into the bargain. And he does two other gardens as well!! Well done, Mr Jones, see you next year!

  THIRD:            Mr R Jones, Gwynfa, Market Street, Ruthin.

 A beautiful courtyard garden with memorable Dahlias, Fuchsias and Hollyhocks. It was a pity that the roses were just about over and had lost a lot of leaves, without that Mr Jones would be up with the winners again. A good garden and a very good gardener.

  FOURTH:       Suzanne Sims,

 The addition of antique bottle and rose arches have made this a mature garden which has settled in well and filled the area to overflowing with nooks and crannies, seats and surprises – all-in-all an excellent entry.

 

 

COUNTRY GARDENS

FIRST:                        Sue & Les Starling

 A garden crammed full of ideas and experiments. In spite of Les’s protestations about the vegetables this year, this is still a worthy winner in this class.

I was especially impressed by the new area of garden and the brightness of the new long border, and its array of different plants and the planned planting.

 SECOND:       Sandra Edwards

 A spacious garden with well tended lawns and beds – and a very full greenhouse! A little more attention to the rose dead heading could have produced a second flush but overall a worthy entry and a tribute to an excellent gardener.

 

ALLOTMENTS

 FIRST:            David Lloyd, Plot 3, Ruthin Allotments.

 A really good allotment with good crops and excellent show leeks and parsnips – and evidence of a good greenhouse / poly tunnel crop, too!

Well watered and maintained (a few weeds but with all the weeds around the plot there is no wonder!) A worthy winner in this class.

Winners were announced and Prizes presented at the Ruthin Flower and Country Show, Saturday, 20th August, 2016