Congratulations to the customers and staff of Holmsley Green Supported Living Service who have won the prize for Best Balcony in an annual gardening competition. The competition was run by Accent Group (the landlords) and was open to all its tenants across Yorkshire and Humberside, not just people who have a learning disability.
Accent provided the pots and plants, but the gardeners had to design their planting scheme and pot everything up. Then the really hard work began … watering the numerous containers, hanging baskets and small planters every night.
Their creativity did not end with the flowers; most of the customers also attend our community base at Rothwell Leisure Centre where they made ceramic plaques to decorate their garden containers.
Although the competition – and the summer – is now over, this green-fingered lot intend to continue with their project by changing the containers to winter plants. They also intend to enter the competition again next year. In the meantime they are going to use their prize money to buy a fridge for the communal lounge.