Spalding school wins hyacinth growing competition

Trophy winners (front) Ben Rees, Nina Whitwell and Sam Rees from St Norbert's; back (from left) David Norton of Springfields Horticultural Society, Jackie Sawyers of Springfields, Ollie Rees, Tracy Thomas of Springfields, Sharon Whitwell of St Norbert's, and Adrian Jansen of Lingarden. Photo: (TIM WILSON) SG090212-151TW To order picture please visit www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/buyaphoto or phone 01775 765433
Trophy winners (front) Ben Rees, Nina Whitwell and Sam Rees from St Norbert's; back (from left) David Norton of Springfields Horticultural Society, Jackie Sawyers of Springfields, Ollie Rees, Tracy Thomas of Springfields, Sharon Whitwell of St Norbert's, and Adrian Jansen of Lingarden. Photo: (TIM WILSON) SG090212-151TW To order picture please visit www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/buyaphoto or phone 01775 765433
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BUDDING horticulturists at St Norbert’s School, Spalding are thrilled to have won first prize in a hyacinth growing contest, beating 21 other primary schools.

It was far from child’s play to get the bulbs they were given producing top quality blossoms to the exact timetable dictated by the Lingarden Cup contest, sponsored by Springfields Horticultural Society and the British Flower Bulb Association.

The best flowers produced for the competition are now on display in a border at Springfields Outlet Shopping and Festival Gardens.

Runners-up were St Nicholas Primary School, Lutton (second prize) and Gosberton House School (third).

Springfields Horticultural Society supplied bulbs and growing materials free to schools.