Winners

This is the Garden Express Themed Garden Photo Competition. Entrants need to be Garden Express Forum members. Please refer to the Competition Terms & Conditions and the specific Judging Criteria and Prize announcements. Entries closed June 12th 2006 and winner announced.

Winners

Postby ian » Tue Jul 04, 2006 8:10 am

The winners for the Themed Garden Photo Competition are:

1st prize - $200 Garden Express voucher - Pam for "Tropical Garden" :

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2nd prize - $60 Garden Express voucher - Patricia for "Hobby Garden"

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Congratulations to Pam and Patricia and the other entrants that made judging so interesting. I hope everyone enjoyed the 'Themed Garden' theme which gave the opportunity to reflect on the features that characterised each garden.

You can expect to see some of the entries appearing in print in the future.
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Postby Pokie » Tue Jul 04, 2006 8:20 am

Congratulations to Pam and Ann! :D :D :D

Well done, loved both your photos so much! :D

Have fun spending the money! :D
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Postby midgin » Tue Jul 04, 2006 8:24 am

Congratulations Pam...an excellent shot....and Patricia..love the photo, a very different slant on gardening...combining both hobbies...excellent. (Y)
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Postby Sam » Tue Jul 04, 2006 8:33 am

Congratulations to both of you.

Pam - a wonderful boost to start your new garden when you move!

Patricia - you must be glad that GE doesn't sell trains - you have to spend it all on garden things!
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Postby Patricia » Tue Jul 04, 2006 8:40 am

Thanks everyone...must admit Sam I have just had that very conversation over breakfast (hubby thought he was to get $$$$ for him to spend)!!!!
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Postby Pam » Tue Jul 04, 2006 8:42 am

Congratulations, Patricia, and thankyou SO much to GE, and to those of you who pushed me to put the pic here! :D :D
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Postby Luzy » Tue Jul 04, 2006 9:02 am

Whoo hoo!!! Congratulations, Ladies!!! :D :D Love your tropical shot, Pam! And, Patricia, you must take ALL of the credit for your wonderful theme! :D Any hints as to what you're both planning to get yet? 8)
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Postby Spider Lily » Tue Jul 04, 2006 9:35 am

Congratulations Pam and Patricia!!!

Enjoy spending the money :D :D
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Postby Patricia » Tue Jul 04, 2006 1:25 pm

Congrats to you as well Pam & I hope you have as much fun as I do choosing how to spend the $$$ ... all in all I don't envy the judges there job as there were some excellent photos submitted!!
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Postby enrico » Thu Jul 06, 2006 10:46 am

Good one Ladies :D :D Well worth the prizes, and you`re so right Patricia, heaps of excellent photos, good choices Ian (Y)
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Postby Ann » Thu Jul 06, 2006 11:32 am

Congratulations!!!!! There were certainly some excellent ideas and photos.
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Postby Jim » Thu Jul 06, 2006 9:23 pm

Well done to both of you!

Beautiful colours in Pam's photo, I must say! It's a very lovely shot. As for combining two hobbies into one as Patricia and her partner have - it looks great!

Enjoy your GE vouchers! Keep us posted on what you spend them on.

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Postby Pam » Fri Jul 07, 2006 8:09 am

Keep us posted on what you spend them on


Well, James, instead of looking at 'more plants to have to move' I've ordered one of the heated propagating trays (I discovered mine was dead last week), and a couple of the aerial propagation 'rooter pots'. Because they come with their own inbuilt water supply, I expect they'd be very effective. I have been eyeing off the stem peelers since GE added them to their stock, but that might have to wait until the next order.
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Postby Luzy » Fri Jul 07, 2006 9:04 am

Lovely, Pam - and a great idea! :D Just think of all those extra plants you're going to have. Umm... after you've moved???? :wink:
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Postby Pokie » Fri Jul 07, 2006 9:06 am

You will definetly get more for your money buying propagation equipment rather than plants. :)
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Postby Pam » Fri Jul 07, 2006 11:44 am

Just think of all those extra plants you're going to have. Umm... after you've moved????


:lol: :lol: :lol:



You will definetly get more for your money buying propagation equipment rather than plants.


Pokie, I'm likely to use it more for keeping plants alive during Winter that I shouldn't be trying to grow in anything less than a tropical zone, but a girl's gotta have what a girl's gotta have! :lol:
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Postby Yani » Fri Jul 07, 2006 11:49 am

Congratulations Pam and Patricia. I hope you will enjoy your prize :) . As Luzy said to Pam....think about more plants you can get after you moved :) .
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Postby Pam » Fri Jul 07, 2006 11:55 am

Many thanks Yani.

a girl's gotta have what a girl's gotta have!


Such as:

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Tacca palmata - I first spotted it at Flecker Botanic gardens, in Cairns. Having eventually found out what it was, I tracked down some seed - they germinated in August of last year, but have never progressed past the two leaf stage, and are looking very sad during the cool weather.

I know it's probably not everyone's cup-of-tea, but I have a weakness for plants that are a little out-of-the-ordinary.
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Postby Pokie » Fri Jul 07, 2006 4:42 pm

Pam wrote:
Just think of all those extra plants you're going to have. Umm... after you've moved????


:lol: :lol: :lol:



You will definetly get more for your money buying propagation equipment rather than plants.


Pokie, I'm likely to use it more for keeping plants alive during Winter that I shouldn't be trying to grow in anything less than a tropical zone, but a girl's gotta have what a girl's gotta have! :lol:



:lol: You're definetly a woman with a mission! :shock:
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Postby Pokie » Fri Jul 07, 2006 4:44 pm

Pam wrote:I know it's probably not everyone's cup-of-tea, but I have a weakness for plants that are a little out-of-the-ordinary.



So do I, I love going to those 'unusual' nurseries! :wink:
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