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he South East In Bloom judges visited the Fareham area where they concluded their tour with a visit to Ferneham Hall. From left: Fiona Phillips, Stuart Lees and The Mayor of Fareham Councillor Geoff Fazackarley     
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South East in Bloom judges praise standard of gardens in Fareham area

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The Keep Britain Tidy organisation sent their secret ‘shopper’ to inspect the rock gardens at Southsea for the Green Flag award which they so deserve after a very tough year.

Malcolm Reeves, of the Friends of Southsea Rock Gardens, told us last winter proved a difficult time for the gardens. The sea poured over the promenade in February and flooded the gardens to a depth of half a metre.

Many of the rock plants and shrubs in the lower part of the gardens were ruined by the salt water.

The friends and the garden staff have now pulled up or pruned those plants affected by the salt and await next spring to replace them.

The friends need more helpers and all tools are provided.

You can keep fit with them on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9.30am. Plans are afoot to enlarge the smaller pond, renew the lighting and add lots of fresh rock plants next spring.

We know there are many garden fairies all over the city, so why not pop along to see them if this little bit of the city means something to you.

More information from volunteer.portsmouth.gov.uk.