Creative efforts from gardeners
WELL, it is spring – although the recent warm weather throughout August would have many thinking otherwise.
Kicking off spring 2018 are the results from the Lockyer Valley and the Somerset Regional Council’s garden competitions.
It is great to see a solid number of entries for both council competitions, who have clearly worked through challenging conditions with the present dry weather.
Somerset Regional Council announced its winners recently, and this week Gatton Star journalist Dominic Elsome chats with the three major winners.
Lockyer Valley Regional Council announced its winners yesterday, and we will no doubt have a followup story for you next week, hopefully with some gardening tips too.
The garden competitions provide a friendly environment for residents to showcase their green-thumb talents, and provide a day out for tourists to admire their handiwork.
Both councils provide some great competition opportunities for residents to get involved throughout the year.
Spring also brings hope for a possibility of rain.
While September traditionally does not have a significant rainfall average, as I type this editorial, there are dark clouds developing outside.
Unfortunately there is not much we can do to make it rain, but we have our fingers crossed.
Late in August, some properties were fortunate to be situated under a storm cloud.
Hopefully the rain will be a bit more widespread this time, so many more residents, farmers and gardeners can get a good soaking at their properties.