‘Let’s make Boston splendid all year’

Andrea Maude with the flowers and some of the plants outside the Len Medlock Centre
Andrea Maude with the flowers and some of the plants outside the Len Medlock Centre

A Boston business owner has called on residents to make the town ‘splendid’ all year round - not just for the In-Bloom competition.

Andrea Maude, owner of Maude’s Jewellers, just off the Market Place in Petticoat Lane, has sponsored the two planters at the entrance to the Memorial Gardens on Wide Bargate.

Andrea Maude with the flowers and some of the plants outside the Len Medlock Centre

Andrea Maude with the flowers and some of the plants outside the Len Medlock Centre

She said that the town was looking ‘colourful and welcoming’ as planters and planted garden areas around Boston are coming to their best.

Andrea said: “The town should be clean and tidy all the time. We should all aim for it to look this good all year round.”

The Boston In-Bloom team has made a last ditch plea for a last days tidying up before the arrival of this year’s judge on Friday.

Alison Fairman, chairman of Boston In-Bloom, said: “I agree with Andrea. All those who support In -Bloom do work hard all through the year, many of them volunteers.

“Our main aim at this moment is to retain the gold in-bloom medal we gained for the first time last year.

“So our appeal now is for everyone to do that extra little bit to be sure we look as good as we can for the judge on Friday.

“Then we need to keep that high standard up so we can look as good as we can all year round.”

The In-Bloom judge will be taken on a conducted tour of the town, sticking to strict time limits and mainly on foot.

As they traverse the town they will take note of any areas requiring attention, and that’s where valuable points can be won or lost.

Boston last year achieved a gold award in the large towns category.