Green Thumbs

Autumn 2012

Green thumbs win a Barossa break

Blackwood Park residents Julie and Ray Shiell have turned their green thumbs into a weekend in the Barossa, after winning the Blackwood Park 2011 Spring Garden Competition.

Guest judge and 5AA gardening expert, Michael Keelan, congratulated the Carraway Court couple for establishing a beautiful yet relatively easy to maintain garden.

Mr Keelan noted their excellent plant selection, and standout features such as the low bookleaf stone garden edging, and the use of a home-made adjustable solar panel to power the fountain.

For their efforts, the Shiells won a weekend trip for two to the luxury country retreat, The Louise in the Barossa Valley.


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