The place to grow

PUBLISHED: 14:01 29 March 2007 | UPDATED: 13:54 04 May 2010

Ray Cross, Alan Hodson, Myrtle Hodson, Phyllis Smith and Doreen Perrin are pictured in the garden outside Fairfax Court – Pic: Helen Drake 0135

Ray Cross, Alan Hodson, Myrtle Hodson, Phyllis Smith and Doreen Perrin are pictured in the garden outside Fairfax Court - Pic: Helen Drake 0135

This garden in front of Fairfax Court, Ely, is being entered in the Anglia in Bloom competition later in the year. Fairfax Court residents Ray Cross and Alan Hodson created the garden, which contains daffodils, crocuses and polyanthas. Mr Cross, a former

This garden in front of Fairfax Court, Ely, is being entered in the Anglia in Bloom competition later in the year.

Fairfax Court residents Ray Cross and Alan Hodson created the garden, which contains daffodils, crocuses and polyanthas.

Mr Cross, a former King's School, Ely gardener, said: "We just wanted to create something nice for the people that live around here. Ely in Bloom chairman Sheila Friend-Smith saw it and was so impressed she suggested that we enter it into Anglia in Bloom.

"The people of Fairfax Court have been generously donating money towards the garden and they have shown a great deal of respect for it."

Mrs Friend-Smith said: "The garden is really beautiful and it's wonderful to see people showing initiative and taking pride in their city."

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