A triumph for Shirley
THE owner of a mobile home’s tropical garden was the big winner at the Spelthorne in Bloom celebrations on Monday.
Shirley Faulkner of Grange Farm, Shepperton, took first prize for the Best Kept Front Garden, Best New Entrant, and Best in Show at a ceremony at Shepperton Studios.
Elizabeth Kennedy, the High Sheriff of Surrey, congratulated the 170 volunteers who made the annual competition possible.
“What that must do for your community is to bring you very much together. That’s what we need to do with our communities,” she said. n For pictures from the night and a full list of winners, see this week’s Surrey Advertiser, out tomorrow.