Corsham couple get a-llot of praise
1:00pm Sunday 30th September 2012 in Latest News
A green-fingered Corsham couple have scooped top prize in a national gardening competition, winning best vegetable allotment 2012.
Maureen and Rod Cundict, who have tended to their allotment in The Grove for 11 years, won the award as part of a competition run by Garden News magazine.
Mrs Cundict, who is the secretary of Corsham Gardeners’ Society annual show, said: “We are really, really chuffed to have won. “We entered the competition some time ago in hope rather than expectation and we are pleased to have won.
“We have entered the competition for the last two years so it is really nice to have been acknowledged.”
The Cundicts’ allotment is not only home to vegetables but flowers and fruit as well.
Competition judge Geoff Hodge, a horticultural broadcaster and author, said: “In a difficult year for gardening and growing, especially vegetables, it was lovely to see that Rod and Maureen Cundict had battled through the elements and produced an allotment to be proud of.
“Not only did the veg look mouth-watering but there was such a wide range of crops.”
To honour their success the couple were given plants worth £50 and seed vouchers also worth £50, by competition sponsor Thompson and Morgan plant suppliers.