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Cheddar Garden Centre sponsors for In Bloom

Cheddar Garden Centre helped to promote the Cheddar in Bloom event this year with the result that there were more entries and lots of new faces when the winners were awarded at the White Hart last month. Royal Horticultural Show judge John Bawden, Jill Moreton from Wedmore in Bloom and Richard Truscott of Cheddar Garden Centre made the awards which were as follows:

Hanging basket: 1 Carole Collins, 2 Leena Carrington, 3 Paul Taylor; Patio: 1 Hilary Hoyle, 2 Anne and Henry Travis, Chris Sparrowhawk & John Moulton, 3 Annie and Peter Phillips; House frontage: 1 Anne and Henry Travis, 2 Wendy Budd, 3 June Astbury, HC Leena Carrington, Pauline Goodfellow; Rear garden: 1 Anne and Henry Travis, 2 Enid Greenow, 3 Wendy Budd; Whole garden including vegetables: 1 Chris Sparrowhawk and John Moulton, 2 Anne and Henry Travis, 3 Marie Pearson; Commercial building under 10m: 1 Lattetude, Union Street (Paul Lacey); Commercial building

over 10m: 1 Valley House, Union Street (Tony Critchell), 2 Cheddar Bridge Touring Park (Tracy Comber), 3 Gardeners Arms; Public buildings: 1 The Homestead, Union Street,

(Gordon Petheram), 2 The Methodist Church, Cliff Street, (Rex Thomas), 3 Cheddar Parish Council, Church Street (the clerk); Novice Cup: 1 Chris Sparrowhawk & John Moulton; Nominate a

neighbour: 1 5 Parsons Pen, 2 Laburnam Cottage, Cufic Lane, 3 21 Silver Street.

For more information on Cheddar Garden Centre visit www.parkgardencentres. or call in for all your summer plants, barbeque equipment, and planting ideas for this autumn.

Brides, babies and bumps

A new photography studio has opened in Winscombe. Mark Taylor is a qualified professional photographer with over 25 years experience. He offers a range of photography services:

Family Portraits. Time passes quickly, particularly when children are growing up but Mark makes sure that your priceless memories last for generations to come.

Portraits. These sessions will capture a range of candid and posed shots.

Bumps and babies. Bump shots, new-born babies, why not let me capture this special time with my baby portrait promotion, for you and your baby.

Makeovers. Professional makeup by an experienced makeup artist and a copyright free CD of all the pictures for you to keep.

Weddings. Whether you are having a large or small wedding or civil partnership. In Church, Registry Office, Hotel, Country House. My wedding photography packages can be tailored to meet your individual requirements.

Commercial. A comprehensive service backed by over 25 years experience in a wide range of Commercial and Industrial fields.

Mark’s photographic sessions include a copyright free CD of all the pictures from the session. With prices to suit every budget. Gift vouchers also available. Studio is by appointment only please phone 07811 639498. Email mtphotos@ or find Mark on Facebook.

22 New gift shop

The Country House Gift Company has opened in Winscombe village providing a massive range of personal gifts and greetings cards.

The Country House Gift Company, 17- 19 Woodborough Road, Winscombe, North Somerset BS25 1AB. Tel: 01934 842125; Open daily. www. Strawberry Line Times

August 2013


wine for August:


an elegant white with floral and citrus notes from

Perline Picpoul de Pinet Languedoc France. Known as “lip stinger” for its high natural acidity. Mainly grown in the Languedoc region but also grown in the Rhone. It may not be well known but this wine delivers on richness, body, citrus fruits and floral notes with an elegant finish. Perfect with a bowl of mussels or any shell food dish. £8.99. Enjoy. Available as always from Kelli at The Wine Shop 21 Woodborough Road, Winscombe BS25 1AB. Tel: 01934 708 312; www.thewinetastingco. com.

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