IT’S all coming up roses for the Studley in Bloom team after they struck gold again in the Heart of England section of Britain in Bloom.
It’s the fifth time on the trot that they’ve won the top spot in the competition and along the way the 20 strong squad have transormed the look of the village.
Delighted co-ordinator Jill Liebthal said they were all absolutely delighted with the result.
“It’s our fifth gold and for the third year we also won best in category,” she said.
“We have such a dedicated team and they all want to make Studley a nice place.”
However the bar has just got higher because this latest success means that Studley has now gained automatic entry into the national competition itself in the village category.
“It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity because if we turn it down we’ll never be asked again,” said Jill.
“We owe so much to our sponsors and the residents who give us money. We can be tending a planting box and people will just come up and give us something,” said Jill.
To help in the push for success next year she is appealing for everyone to do their bit to make the village look as presentable as possible by making sure there’s no litter about and that the frontages of houses and businesses are clean and tidy.
“If we are going to be successful we must all pull together,” said Jill, who also paid tribute to all those who made this latest success possible.
“All our sponsors have been so supportive and we must thank especially Richard Wheeler at Castle Nurseries who has been absolutely brilliant, the inmates at Hewell Grange who made our hanging baskets and people like Mark Roskell who spends two hours watering all the plants every day and my husband Michael, who’s always in the background, but does the watering when Mark’s away as well as countless other things.”