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Elaine and Tony Elmer's garden

Elaine and Tony Elmer's garden

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BEEDING in Bloom’s impressive competition entries are awarded.

In early July, the entries of the annual garden competition were judged by local resident Clive Parker who was very impressed with the overall standard.

On Thursday July 21 an awards ceremony was held in the Rising Sun Public House, Upper Beeding, where the winners were announced and certificates were presented by chairman Dudley Rushmere.

Best allotment was awarded to Jeff Dunstone, with Mike Piper coming second. The garden prizes were awarded in different categories including ‘cool and calm’, ‘hot and fiery’ and ‘edible and integrated’. The first two categories were awarded to Elaine and Tony Elmer for their upper garden in Henfield Road which won ‘cool and calm’ and ‘hot and fiery’ for their front garden. Alan Beazley, whose sloping front garden in College Road holds a surprising mixture of vegetables and flowers with many amusing features, won ‘edible and integrated’.

Harry Comlidge was awarded a special certificate for his cheerful collection of hanging baskets and containers which brighten the sheltered housing at St Peter’s Green.

The Jim Heritage Cup for the overall best garden was awarded to Elaine and Tony Elmer for their superb garden. This garden begins with a tropical-themed area in front of the house, but then climbs in a series of terraces up the hillside behind, with each terrace having a different feel. The upper level has a cooler feel with a water feature descending to the terrace below. At all levels there are places to sit and enjoy the view of the garden and surrounding Downs.