Blooming marvellous Budleigh

A blooming marvellous effort was made by more than 60 entrants taking part in this year’s Budleigh in Bloom garden competition.

The competitors – residents and businesses – spent months cultivating their gardens – large and small – hanging baskets, patios, pots and containers to take part in the annual competition.

Yvonne Gilbert, Budleigh in Bloom treasurer and organiser of the competition, said: “They go to a lot of trouble before the judging. We love doing it.”

The winners of the competition will be presented with certificates and cups in September.

Results: Business - 1 Premier Caf�, 2 Tea and Tittle Tattle, 3 Delytes Delicatessen.

Pubs - 1 Salterton Arms, 2 Dog and Donkey, 3 The Feathers Hotel.

Allotments - 1 Mrs Pollard, 2 Alan Weeks, 3 Bob Wiltshire.

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Bed and breakfast - 1 Bay Cottage, 2 The Pebbles.

Medium garden -1 Mrs K Allabaster, 2 Mrs V Short, 3 Mrs J Marks.

Hanging baskets - 1 Mr DH Bridle 2 N Smallridge, 3 The Norman Family Trust.

Community garden - 1 Fairlynch Museum, 2 Budleigh library, 3 Budleigh Salterton Medical Centre.

Plant person of the year - Roy Morris.

Large-medium garden - 1 D and R Carmichael, 2 Mr B Stace ,3 Mrs A Maddaford.

Patio garden - 1 Audrey Walker, 2 Faith Nex, 3 G Boswell.

Vegetable garden - 1 Mrs A Maddaford, 2 Mr H Vanstone, 3 Mrs S Lewis.