Welwyn Hatfield Council awards borough’s greenest fingers

PUBLISHED: 10:34 15 December 2017

Alan Waters and his prized pumpkin. Picture credit: WHC.

Alan Waters and his prized pumpkin. Picture credit: WHC.

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Welwyn Hatfield’s greenest fingers were celebrated with the council’s allotment competition.

Consisting of five categories, the winner of the best shed was Che Meakins from Dawley allotment, whose shed is made from all recycled materials. Che also constructed a rainwater harvester in a similar fashion.

Alan Waters from Moneyhole Lane allotment won the giant pumpkin category, with a pumpkin that measured 45.7cm in length.

He also grew a 1lb 1oz beef tomato, although there was no category for that!

The winner of the tallest sunflower was Che, whose sunflower was 290cm tall, and Alan Hall, from Moneyhole Lane allotment, took the title of best kept plot.

Leigh Warner, from Briars Wood Organic allotment, won best newcomer after making fantastic progress with their plot in a year. All of the winners received National Garden Scheme Vouchers.

Councillor Helen Bromley, executive member for environment, said: “We had some wonderful entries this year, which really reflected how much hard work and passion our tenants have put into their allotments, and also how much they got out of it in terms of abundant produce, meeting new people, and the sense of achievement.”

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