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jpns-15-07-13 your view Flower''I took this close up of a lovely poppy that's growing in my front garden.'Picture: Tony Hicks of Old Portsmouth
jpns-15-07-13 your view Flower''I took this close up of a lovely poppy that's growing in my front garden.'Picture: Tony Hicks of Old Portsmouth

Residents and businesses were enjoying the sweet smell of success recently as the winners of this year’s Hailsham In Bloom competitions were notified of the results of their achievements.

Hailsham In Bloom judges visited various gardens and short-listed nominees for the Best Kept Front Garden, Best Allotment, Best Business Premises (Small and Large) and Best Public House Display, awarding points for garden design, quality of floral displays, landscaping, biodiversity and cleanliness.

Passion and gardening knowledge were apparent with some gardens and business premises demonstrating a good selection of plants and colour combinations, evidence of recycling, and a tidy appearance all round.

Hailsham In Bloom chairman Richard Grocock said the judges were highly impressed with this year’s competition entries.

“The standard of entries this year was very high and the quality of planting compared well with previous years.

“The time and dedication many entrants spend in their gardens is a credit too them.

“Congratulations to everyone who has taken part in the competitions, especially the winners and runners-up.

“You should be proud of your achievements and will be invited in due course to a presentation evening at the town council offices to receive your certificates and prizes.”

• Winners and runners-up of each competition will be presented with their prizes at a Hailsham In Bloom awards presentation evening to be held at the town council offices in Market Street on Wednesday October 2.

Results:

Best Kept Front Garden

Winner: Mr R Cousens (Moore Park), Runner-up: Ms Figg-Leach (Upper Horsebridge)

Best Allotment

Winner (Battle Road allotments): Mr B Pullen (Plot 34)

Winner (Station Road allotments): Mr G Robinson (Plot 6)

Best Business Premises (Large)

Winner: Waitrose Hailsham (Vicarage Field)

Best Business Premises (Small)

Winner: Neptune Design Centre (North Street)

Best Public House Display

Winner: The King’s Head (South Road)

Hailsham Heritage Award 2013

Winner: Bowes House Care Home (Battle Road)