The Hills Garden Competition Results + Late Spring Planting Guide

We all might be getting sick of this rainy spell but one thing is for sure, the gardens will be loving it!

While it can be inconvenient slogging through puddles and watching the laundry build up, it is delightful to see the grass and plants turn green after a good soaking.

The winners of The Hills District and Bunya Garden Competition don’t need to worry about how good their gardens are looking though, they already know!

The competition was judged on the 17th September, with presentation day held last Sunday, 15th October.

The Competition has a wide range of categories. The Grand Champion prize was awarded to Arana Hills couple, Kaye and Norm Williams, pictured above. They also won first place for Residential Garden.

The President’s Trophy was awarded to Christine Bullimore who we spoke to prior to the competition. Christine also placed second in the Backyard category.

The Hills District Community Garden Group at Bunya was awarded the Non-Residential category (pictured below).

For a full list of results and pictures of the winning gardens, visit the Ferny Hills Progress Association Inc website. Be sure to take note of the competition so you can get your gardens ready to enter next year!

A huge congratulations to all the winners, entrants and the Ferny Hills Progress Association Committee for running such a great initiative to keep our district looking beautiful.

Of course, gardens are beautiful to look at but can also be a great source of homegrown produce as well (the Competition even has an edible garden category!).

There is nothing more rewarding than preparing a meal with ingredients you have grown yourself. Gardening is also a wonderful family activity and a great way to teach kids about where food comes from.

If you have a veggie patch or are planning one, here are some crops you might consider planting at this time of year:

  • Asparagus
  • Basil
  • Beetroot
  • Cabbage
  • Capsicum
  • Carrot
  • Climbing beans
  • Cucumber
  • Parsley
  • Potato
  • Pumpkin
  • Radish
  • Spring onions
  • Sweet corn
  • Sweet potato
  • Tomato
  • Zucchini

Leafy greens such as lettuce and asian greens can also be grown at this time of year into the summer months if kept well watered and shaded.

For more information about cultivating a garden in Brisbane, have a look at the Brisbane City Council’s Green Garden Guide.

It offers lots of handy information about planning and maintaining different types of gardens.

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