North Perth gardening guru named judge for 2017 Greening Vincent Garden Competition

Mary Boyce and Matt Molloy in their North Perth garden.
Mary Boyce and Matt Molloy in their North Perth garden.

NORTH Perth gardening guru Mary Boyce has been announced a special guest judge in the 2017 Greening Vincent Garden Competition in October.

Mary and her husband Matt Molloy won two of seven categories in last year’s competition, Best Food Garden and Best Front Garden.

The couple started creating their garden seven years ago when they moved into their North Perth home.

Mr Molloy said the pair went from having a little garden to about 24 trees in the yard.

“All the food in our garden is organic and nutrient dense and we love that we know what has gone into the fruit that we eat,” he said.

“Our front garden is more traditional, with lavender and roses.

“We salvaged some 40-year-old roses from a building site which were going to be torn up and managed to successfully transplant them.”

Mayor Emma Cole said the competition demonstrated the community’s passion for gardening.

“You don’t need a big traditional garden to win a prize; we have prizes for a great diversity of gardens from small balcony gardens, the popular verge garden and even business gardens,” she said.

To enter, fill in a form on the City’s website, and return it by Friday, September 29.

Go to https://www.vincent.wa.gov.au.

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