Walsall in Bloom 2006

In 2003 we started entering the local annual Walsall in Bloom competition, and for three years came tantalisingly close to winning - "You're just one point off the winner out of a possible 100 points! " we were told with our third try. "We would like to see more flowers", the judges said. "We don't like how you clip your conifers" said one judge before admitting that he'd had to remove some of his own overgrown conifers. 

Each year we tried harder and harder and, with our fourth try, finally won the large garden category in 2006 and TV personality: Jenny Bond presented us with our trophy.