Perfect blooms in Caroline’s lovely garden

AWARD Caroline Eaton
AWARD Caroline Eaton
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BEAUTIFUL blooms make Caroline Eaton’s garden stand out from the rest.

And now she has been given a top honour for the hours of hard work she puts into keeping the garden of her Portsmouth City Council flat, in Wakefords Way, West Leigh, just fabulous.

The 36-year-old, who shares her home with husband Robert, has made part of her garden a memorial to her grandmother Doris Pearce, who died six years ago. It is filled with red roses.

Caroline was joint winner of the West Leigh in Bloom competition run for Portsmouth City Council tenants.

She said: ‘When I moved in the garden was absolutely dreadful, really, really bad. It’s taken me four years to do it.

‘I’ve grown my own flowers from seed. We’ve also put in a decking area. I think it’s all beautiful.’

The joint winner was Chris Allen, from Woodcot Crescent, who transformed her communal garden with a riot of colour, putting a smile on the faces of the rest of the tenants in the block of eight flats.

Runner up Shirley Jones, of Hood House, Soberton Road, Leigh Park, created a memorial garden for her mother with bright borders and colourful flowers.