Tuesday, 28 September 2021

Flowers girls

Her success in winning garden vouchers worth £100 in a Henley Standard competition came at just the right time for Fiona McKechnie, from Harpsden

Her success in winning garden vouchers worth £100 in a Henley Standard competition came at just the right time for Fiona McKechnie, from Harpsden. She recently retired as deputy headteacher of Radstock Primary School in Lower Early and now has more spare time to devote to her hobby of gardening. Mrs McKechnie, who helps with fund-raising for Headway Thames Valley in Henley, won first prize in the competition to win vouchers for Hare Hatch Sheeplands garden centre. She said: “I love gardening. I have quite a large garden, mainly lawn with borders, but my particular pleasure is producing hanging baskets.” She will spend her vouchers on winter flowering plants in order to maintain some colour in her garden during the cold months. The runner-up was Joy Wellstead, from Woodley, who received £50 in vouchers. Third prize of a £25 voucher went to 94-year-old Joyce Maynard, from Henley, who said: “I love the garden although I can’t do so much now. Freesias are my favourite plants.”







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