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.
Milk processor Murray Goulburn has recorded a net profit after tax of $40 million for the last financial year.
The first preliminary final on Saturday saw the Tungamah seniors start their campaign against Waaia at the Rennie Recreation Reserve.
The Aboriginal and wider community is mourning the death of revered Bangerang Aboriginal elder, Uncle John ‘‘Sandy’’ Atkinson.
THE Riverine Herald’s echucamoama magazine has been named Victorian Country Press Association open section magazine of the year.
THE best thing about memories is making them.
LEGACY Week starts next week across Australia and Kyabram Legatee volunteers will be out across the district selling merchandise to raise funds for the families of servicemen who have died.
Avenel win over Nagambie to take top spot
Berrigan Shire councillor Daryll Morris says he has been sickened by some of the vitriol and personal attacks to surface since the council’s proposal to redevelop Finley’s Memorial Hall and School of Arts site was revealed in October last year.
MAYBE you’re on a trip to Melbourne, your taste buds are feeling adventurous or you just want to “shoot the breeze”.
The preparations for the 10th Cobram Swap Meet have been given a boost with a brand new line marker. The Rotary Club of Cobram, which organise the swap meet, applied for a volunteer grant from the Federal Government, from which it received $4600.
Deni’s Debutante Ball gurus Vicki Ackers and Deb O’Connor love working with youth.
Tuesday, August 16
The News magazines are online - read high quality magazines in your time. Check in regularly for the latest editions.
Riverine Herald's well regarded locally produced magazines. They're now online, so you can read them whenever and wherever you like.
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.