Good gardeners rewarded

PEOPLE who put loving, attentive care into their gardens were recognised and rewarded at Kenton Rotary’s garden competition prize giving on Tuesday evening.

GREEN FINGERS: Three of the top five winners were present at Kenton Rotary’s garden competition prize giving on Tuesday evening, from left, Jenny Murray of Boesmansrivermond, Lynette van Dyk of Kenton Merry Hill and Nomalungelo Ngele of Ekuphumleni Picture: JON HOUZET

The competition was open to all residents of Kenton-on-Sea Merry Hill, Ekuphumleni, Boesmansrivermond, Marselle and Klipfontein, in the categories of general gardens and vegetable gardens.

Convenor Kevin Bates said the competition had grown since it was introduced two years ago.

“It means a lot to the folks who come here, especially from the townships,” he said, before handing out the prizes with the help of Ginny Reed and Roger Carthew.

“It was a challenge with the lack of street signage and numbers in the streets in the township. That’s something to address in future.”

He said the standard of entries was very good in all the areas.

“We came across some little oases in the townships, especially one with manicured lawns. And then there were the vegetable gardens – it’s a joy to see people spent such hard work into growing crops which sustain them and their families,” Bates said.

“There was a wonderful effort from everyone involved.”

He thanked the sponsors: Buco, Build it, Wot Compost, All Cut Power Products, Herbcon Services, Cherrywood Nursery, Witbos Nursery and Kenton Spar.

General garden winners:

Marselle: 1 Andile Sifunda, 2 Vunywa Lwana

Klipfontein: 1 John Olivier, 2 Neelan Cannon

Boesmansrivermond: 1 Jenny Murray

Kenton Merryhill: 1 Lynette van Dyk, 2 Marietjie Copeman and Les Dold (tied)

Ekuphumleni: 1 Nomalungelo Ngele, 2 Amos Makinana

Two schools, Lukhayno Pre-school and Bushwillow School were awarded for their vegetable gardens, and special mention went to Gayle Lovemore for her garden work in Two Rivers Place and Wendy Grové for her pavement garden.

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