Having been judged by the RHS judges, Moseley in Bloom, in turn makes its own awards to those who have contributed to make Moseley cleaner and greener. This year, our judges were James Llewelyn from C hamberlains Estate Agents and Roger Tyrrell one of our new Trustees. The Front Gardens Award was judged by Michelle Sadler, a local resident and Isobel Knowles, Deputy Chair of Moseley Forum
The Awards Event takes place at the Cross on 6 November Once again, the coveted trophies designed by Samantha McKewan will be presented to the winners.
The judges admired the overall appearance of this shop
Winner: La Plancha – for the quality and colour of the plants
Most Floral Faith Group
Winner: St Columbas This is a well-maintained large garden
Most Blooming Boozer
Winner: The Fighting Cocks In spite of difficult weather, the baskets here are well maintained
Most Inspired Institution
Winner: Moseley Police Station The judges liked the striking combination of foliage plants
Highly commended Runner Up: Moseley Exchange Inventive planting of a stark space
Winner: Maple Dene The judges were impressed by the great effort involving resident participation
Highly commended Runner-up: Lorne Court A very professional looking, colourful garden
The Most Cultivating Kids
Winner: Park Hill School – for their great participation and the wonderful sunflower meadow
Formerly we gave an award to the Top Takeaway but it has been disappointing to see that there has been little interest by the takeaways to enhance their premises. We therefore decided to change the award this year as we have several interesting and enticing cafes in Moseley. We are now giving an award to the:
Most Captivating Cafe:
Winner: Demaines was considered by the judges to make a great impact in a confined area
Sadly, this year the judges did not make an award to the Most Blossoming Business as the judges did not find one that met the standard for floral decoration or general attractiveness.
The Most Flourishing Front Garden
Winner: 7 Laburnum Grove A welcoming, colourful garden with intere sting use of pots and garden ephemera. A country feel in the centre of Moseley.
There were five close runners up, highly commended by the judges:
3 Church Avenue – a lovely mix of flowers and vegetables
74 Reddings Road – Beautifully kept and in tune with the house
14 Shutlock Lane – A very well maintained and cared-for garden
12 Cotton Lane – A lovely garden with lots of bees on the lavender
19 Dyott Road – Beautiful colour and an amazing lawn
The Special Achievement Award goes to Church Avenue for its delightful, diverse planting of flowers and vegetables. Each Garden is distinctly individual.
Highly Commended: The Dovecote for excellent progress in a tranquil haven despite being on the main road.