GREEN THUMB: Pat Carrel’s cacti garden is one of the first entrants in the Spring Gardening Competition.
GREEN THUMB: Pat Carrel’s cacti garden is one of the first entrants in the Spring Gardening Competition. Candyce Braithwaite

Gardeners gear up for the Spring Gardening Competition

PAT CARREL is one unique lady.

Behind closed doors she's got a collection of tea towels and over 600 figurine teddy bears, but one of the most unique things about Pat can be viewed in her front yard.

Pat has a garden full of cacti.

"They are great, they just look after themselves," Pat said.

"They all flower and I think they look really good.

With the Spring Gardening Competition just around the corner Pat said her garden had never looked better.

"I entered a few years ago, but this year my plants are looking extremely good so I decided to enter."

Secretary of the Warwick Horticultural Society Margot Cory said Pat's garden was something different, which they were keen to see this year.

"There's a category for everyone," she said.

"We don't want anyone to be put off, if you think your garden is nice, enter."

Gardens within the boundaries of the Southern Downs Regional Council are eligible for entry.

Entries for the gardening competition close on October 4.

Judging days will be on October 7 until October 10.

For more information give Margot a call on 4661 1414.



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