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a night out


By steve


we entered our back garden in FAREHAM IN BLOOM , and one wet day in july two judges arrived to inspect our garden.luckily it did stop raining during their visit , and so we waited to hear how we had done.
well, an invitation arrived several weeks ago , for an evening awards ceromony at fernham hall. drinks on arrival, wine and food on the table, coffee and desert .
it came to our catergory of garden ( plantsman ) , first the bronze awards , no mention of our names, never mind said i , there’s always next year , on then to the silver awards , followed by the silver guilt , the last name was called out ’ stephen & jean brown ’ we looked at each other in disbelief , stunned ,we walked out to recieve our award . what a nice way to end a poor summer , our first attempt and there is so much more we plan to do in the garden next year.
think i might get the award framed !!!

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Well done Steve, if it was me i'd frame it as well.

12 Sep, 2008


yes, but where should i put it!!
polite answers

12 Sep, 2008


well done to ye both, that must have been a fantastic night .
lol as to where you should put the award, well for starters on GOY

12 Sep, 2008


Fantastic, well done to you both!

12 Sep, 2008


Congratulations Stephen and Jean. I had the same result last year here and got a small ceramic plaque which I put up beside the front door. I think you should definitely get your award framed - be proud of yur achievement

12 Sep, 2008


Well done, and many congratulations to both of you. As Andrew suggests you must get the award framed.

12 Sep, 2008


Well done Stephen and Jean ,congratulations and you must get your award framed . something to show for the hours you put into it .well deserved

12 Sep, 2008


can't take too much credit , my wife does so much more than me , a sort of team effort but 80/20 , not 50/50.
the only real work i did was bringing the garden back from an overgrown wilderness , laying the paths , patio , pergola , raised veg beds , move the greenhouse , erect a new shed .........blimey ! i did do

12 Sep, 2008


An amazing achievement. Well done and what a great surprise for you.

12 Sep, 2008


Great news! Well done to both of you.

12 Sep, 2008


well done you 2

13 Sep, 2008


thanks for the comments , great friendly forum , glad i found it !!

13 Sep, 2008


Congratulations, Steve and Jean!! I could tell from your earlier posts that you were very enthused by your garden and your raised beds for veggie etc. looked amazing.and the hydrangea on that huge brick wonder that you won the award! I can just imagine what next spring will bring,. Happy Gardening.

13 Sep, 2008


Well done Steve, keep up the good work and send pictures.


13 Sep, 2008


Congratulations Jean and Steve.
What a wonderful surprise.

14 Sep, 2008


Wow...Steven & Jean...good for you...I would frame it and find a beautiful spot within your garden some how to showcase it....wonderful....congratulations...expect to hear more about how you do in the future. ~Cj

2 Oct, 2008

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