Making Longside a bloomin’ special place for everyone

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The annual Longside and District Community Council gardening competition came to a close with the presentation of prizes for those showcasing some of the best gardens within the village.

Each year the committee and judging panel try to vary the categories judged to try an include a greater variety of gardens.

This year, for the first time, pupils from Longside Primary School got the opportunity to judge for themselves their favourite garden and award a prize to the winner.

Overall winners for 2012 were George and Irene Irvine of 21 Station Road for their stunning efforts.

The community council was once again delighted with the high quality of gardens and green spaces in the village and, as always, took absolute pleasure in judging the gardens.

Any suggestions of new categories for 2013 are openly welcomed by the community council who are looking forward to another year of glorious gardens.

Full results were as follows:

Large Decorative - Roy Milne, The Steading, Glebefield

Small Decorative - Mr & Mrs C. Henderson, 9 Station Road

Small Decorative (2nd Equal) - Mr & Mrs B. Milne, 3 Station Road and Mr & Mrs W. Laird, 1 Station Road

Cottage Garden - Mr & Mrs Fitzpatrick, Ivy Cottage, Laburnum Lane

Gardens under 10 years old (First Equal) - Mr & Mrs Hetherington, 1 Fleeman Way and Mr & Mrs Gray, 8 Fleeman Crescent

Quirky Garden - Mr & Mrs H. Davidson, Ambleside, Harvest hill

Pot Plants / Decorative Features - Mr & Mrs A. Hutchison, Coopers Brae

Longside School Pupils’ Favorite Garden - George & Irene Irvine, 21 Station Road.