There’s champions in our midst’s. Digging away down near the Plough lane gate, Sue and Ian, Lynda and Stephen have flown the flag for Havelock Road allotments and collected an armful of awards at this years Merton In Bloom.
As you enter the allotments from the Plough Lane gate, you can’t fail to notice the amazing display of colour that Sue and Ian create every year with dahlias and tulips.
This visual riot has won them the the best floral plot in Wimbledon a number of times, though this year the judges decided to recognise all their hard work by awarding them the prize for Best Floral Plot in the whole borough of Merton!
Well done Sue and Ian for the award and thank you for the fantastic rainbow of flowers that welcomes everyone into the allotments.
A little further along, Stephen and Lynda have been working their plot since 2008 and now all that hard work has been recognised and duly rewarded as they’ve scooped two top plottie awards.
Stephen and Lynda won the Challenge Cup for the best allotment in Wimbledon (for the second year running), AND they scooped the boroughs top award – the Challenge Cup for the Best Allotment in (the whole of) Merton!
Stephen says, ‘We were completely surprised to win the cup for best allotment in Wimbledon for the second year in a row and amazed to get the cup for best allotment in Merton!’ ‘We’ve had a great year in particular for soft fruit, tomatoes and winters quashes – and we have some super leeks still growing which will go through to the early part of next year’.
Lynda loves her tomatoes and spends many an hour in the kitchen turning them into all sorts of fascinating dishes plus sauce and great soup. Stephens favourite crop is garlic, though he does admit – he sometimes struggles to get it to grow well – which leaves hope for the rest of us, eh?
Congratulations to Sue and Ian, Stephen and Lynda from all at Havelock Road!
Well done chaps. Hip-hip…!