COUNCIL house tenants have come in for high praise for the way they look after their gardens.
Announcing the winners in the annual competition organised by the local authority, Angus housing convener councillor Jim Millar, said: “Once again the awards have attracted some outstanding nominations and I thank every gardener who has put in a great deal of hard work to achieve success.
“It is difficult to choose the best gardens when the standards are so high.
“In congratulating the well-deserved winners, I’d also like to praise the other gardeners who have played their part in adding to the attractiveness of our towns and villages.
“Their efforts to create colourful and well-kept gardens are to be commended.”
This year’s first and second place award area winners will be presented with their prizes at one of three local area housing consultation road shows in September/October.
The two Angus–wide garden award category prize winners will be invited to attend the neighbourhood services committee on October 6.
Local award winners are as follows:
Arbroath - 1, Rose Thomson, 28 Kirkton Place; 2, George Wilson, 17 Strathairlie Avenue.
Carnoustie - 1, Mr and Mrs Craib, 17 Winter Place; 2, Douglas Mitchell, 23 West Smieton Street.
Monifieth - 1, Mr and Mrs Meldrum, 12 Tyndal Crescent; 2, Mr and Mrs Matthew Craigie, 5 Beechgrove.
Carnoustie/Monifieth landward - 1, William Peggie, 3 Mattocks Road, Wellbank; 2, Mrs McBeath, 19 Union Street, Friockheim.
Sustainable Garden - 1, Mr and Mrs Glen, 52 Priory Crescent, Arbroath; 2, Mr Paxton, 43 Fruithill, Forfar.
Tenants with a disability - 1, Mr Brown, 71 Glenmoy Terrace, Forfar; 2, Mr and Mrs Cottrell, 14 Thomas Street, Carnoustie.
Director’s Special Award - Mr and Mrs Meldrum, 12 Tyndall Crescent, Monifieth.
Rose Thomson, 28 Kirkton Place, Arbroath, won first place in the local competition.
The beautiful garden of Mr and Mrs Craib, 17 Winter Place, Carnoustie, who took first place in the Carnoustie section.
Mr and Mrs Meldrum, 12 Tyndal Crescent, Monifieth, won first place in their local section.
Top garden in the landward area was that of William Peggie, 3 Mattocks Road, Wellbank.