Growing places

PUBLISHED: 10:34 14 August 2008 | UPDATED: 15:51 11 May 2010

WINNERS: Mark Honagin and his son James 3100DW004

WINNERS: Mark Honagin and his son James 3100DW004

ALLOTMENT holders put on a show for the public during an open day on Sunday. And Neil Guttridge, of the Royston Allotment and Gardens Association, said: The event seems to be attracting more people each year. There is certainly greater interest in what

ALLOTMENT holders put on a show for the public during an open day on Sunday.

And Neil Guttridge, of the Royston Allotment and Gardens Association, said: "The event seems to be attracting more people each year.

"There is certainly greater interest in what we come to call today grow your own," he said.

The Royston Greenfingers Club also put on a display at the allotments in Green Street, Royston.

And to make matters interesting there were a number of competitions.

The Dutch tray competition was won by Mark Donagin and his 12-year-old son James, while Tony Churchman won the best scarecrow prize for his Terry Twitcher, which sat atop his shed, and he also produced the largest marrow.

David Bannister, who had been one of the judges for the competitions, said that this year's event was "outstanding".

He said of the allotment holders: "I think everyone is learning from previous years and we are seeing a better quality all round."

SUCCESS for Mark Donagin and his 12-year-old son James during the Royston Allotment and Gardeners Association's open day at Green Street on Sunday morning.

They took first prize in the Dutch tray competition.

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