Monkshouse wins hyacinth championship

Hyacinth champions: Thomas Palmer (5) holds the trophy for Monkshouse Primary School watched by competition entrants, friends and (right) Andy Boyton and Adrian Jansen, of Springfields Horticultural Society. Photo: SG100211-85MD
Hyacinth champions: Thomas Palmer (5) holds the trophy for Monkshouse Primary School watched by competition entrants, friends and (right) Andy Boyton and Adrian Jansen, of Springfields Horticultural Society. Photo: SG100211-85MD
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CHILDREN from Monkshouse Primary School in Spalding beat 26 other schools to win a trophy in an annual hyacinth bulb growing competition.

Springfields Horticultural Society sent out 1,500 bulbs to schools taking part, along with pots, compost and growing instructions.

Andy Boyton, head gardener with the society, said some plants were lost due to the harsh winter weather but the flowers entered into the competition were of a high standard.

In second place was Shepeau Stow Primary School followed by St Norbert’s Primary School, Spalding.

Children went to Springfields Outlet Shopping in Spalding to collect their prizes from Mr Boyton and Adrian Jansen, a director of Lingarden and vice-chairman of the board of the Springfields Horticultural Society.