Chris wins gold for his colourful political commentary at this year’s Royston in Bloom
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A retired scientist wowed judges by making a strong political statement with his allotment design in this year’s Royston in Bloom competition.
Chris Wallis won a gold award for his garden, in which the faces of leaders of major political parties in the General Election loom over a beautiful rainbow flower display.
At either end of the allotment sit two political heavy weights of by-gone years – Margaret Thatcher and John Prescott – looking suitably unimpressed by the calibre of leaders on offer in the main bed area.
The 65-year-old said: “The rainbow theme made me think of the political parties in the election.
“It’s my political statement. I’m not very impressed by the quality of the political leadership – it doesn’t compare. The current leaders are pretty weak and have no self conviction. They don’t stand up for what they believe in.”
The Royston in Bloom judges said they were very impressed with the overall standard of the competition and would like to thank all entrants who took part in this year’s contest.
The winners of each category were:
- 1 New mayor elected in historic moment for Royston Town Council
- 2 Therfield pub celebrates lockdown heroes
- 3 Iceland offers over 60s discount on shopping bill every week
- 4 World IBD Day: Crohn's disease sufferer speaks out
- 5 Stalking Protection Order issued to Herts man after obsessive behaviour towards ex
- 6 Beer from Lidl and vegan chocolates among items recalled over safety fears
- 7 Garden centre to host royal treat for Queen's Platinum Jubilee
- 8 Royston Methodists welcome leading figures to church
- 9 Met Office weather: Yellow storm and flood warning for East of England
- 10 Queen, Alicia Keys and Diana Ross to star in BBC's Platinum Jubilee Party
Best front garden – Mr and Mrs Hawkins.
Best kept street or community area – Collingwood Court
Grow plants in an unusual container – Hinton & Kingham
Bill Prime Award for children growing plants in an unusual container using re-cycled materials – Ben and Esther Charter
Best kept allotment – Chris Wallis.