Deniliquin's Rose and Kevin Keane were recently awarded the Tidy Towns garden of the month.CASS SAVELLIS July 25, 2014 3:01am
Tidy Towns committee member Geoff Riley and Deniliquin Mitre 10 garden manager Janis Knipe with garden of the month winner Rose Keane and (below) runner-up John Charles
Hands on work in the Keanes’ home garden over two generations has paid off, with Rose and Kevin Keane awarded the Tidy Towns garden of the month last Friday.
Their Noyes St garden, originally started by Kevin’s parents, Judy and Keith, has taken shape over several decades.
‘‘Kevin has lived here since he was seven and now he’s 53, so the garden has been established for quite a while,’’ Mrs Keane said.
‘‘We’ve made a lot of changes over the years.
‘‘I’m the planner and planter and Kevin takes care of the weeding and looking after the lawn.’’
Features include an arch made from the former pergola in the backyard and an urn used as a plant ornament filled with succulents.
White iceberg roses, echeveria and lavender area also some of the plants that make the garden a stand out.
‘‘We thought it was tidy and nicely established,’’ Tidy Towns committee member Geoff Riley said.
The runner-up garden of the month belongs to John Charles, who established a garden from scratch at his Russell St home.
‘‘I moved here in November last year, pulled everything up and started again,’’ he said.
Mr Charles has used recycled bricks to create a garden bed and path and used a wheelbarrow as a plant feature for succulents and cacti.
A number of ornaments also adorn the garden, adding colour and homeliness.
‘‘He’s built it up from nothing, it’s a great effort,’’ Deniliquin Mitre 10 garden manager Janis Knipe said.
The winner and runner-up received a $50 and $20 Deniliquin Mitre 10 gift voucher respectively.
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