July has been a month of flowers. It began with the flower festival at the Methodist Church, see article on page four, then on Friday 13th July, the town was under scrutiny by not one, but two sets of competition judging teams.
The first was East Midlands in Bloom who, with the help of the U3A gardening group, were shown around the town to various locations, including schools, day nurseries, parks, open spaces and the railway station. Our pictures show Park Square, above, the East Midlands in Bloom judges Peter and Grizelda, here, with the one below showing the National Railway Station judges with members of the Syston in Bloom group, who have developed and are improving the station by maintaining the borders and planters.
Derek Cox, who writes for us, explained that one of the Buddleia’s was named after an eminent Leicester Surgeon, it is called Leeli Kapela. See our picture below.
The results for the two competitions will not be known until September. So, fingers crossed for successful results.