Gar­den­ing lover’s new de­sign is a Tidy win­ner

Deniliquin Pastoral Times - - NEWS -

Barb White only started de­vel­op­ing her Harfleur St gar­den in June 2018, and the ef­fort she has put in so far has al­ready caught the eye of sev­eral lo­cals.

It led to her win­ning the De­niliquin Tidy Towns Gar­den on the Month award for Jan­uary.

Start­ing on her de­sign just one month af­ter mov­ing into her new home, the rosie-coloured crepe myr­tles are a high­light.

They boast per­fumed pink roses, and are com­ple­mented by the lilac pentste­mons which blend gra­ciously into the gar­den­scape.

‘‘If I’m work­ing in the gar­den, peo­ple pass­ing by stop to com­ment,’’ Mrs White said. ‘‘I love it; gar­den­ing is my hobby. ‘‘The roses are my favourite part of the gar­den.’’

Mrs White re­vealed one of her se­crets to such a thriv­ing gar­den in just seven months is that ‘‘we feed it with lumpy lucerne and cow ma­nure, it keeps the soil rich and moist’’.

‘‘I am very priv­i­leged to re­ceive the $50 Mitre 10 voucher.

‘‘Most of it (the plants and flora) ac­tu­ally came from Mitre 10.

‘‘We are very lucky to have Mitre 10 and the staff there who are so help­ful in the gar­den sec­tion with ad­vice.’’

‘‘I def­i­nitely plan on spend­ing the win­nings in my gar­den.’’

De­niliquin’s Ex­change Ho­tel in End St re­ceived the Jan­uary en­cour­age­ment award for the trans­for­ma­tion of the beer gar­den.

Ja­nis Knipe from De­niliquin Mitre 10, Jan­uary Gar­den of the Month win­ner Barb White and De­niliquin Tidy Towns mem­ber Judy Bond in Mrs White’s gar­den.

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