Digging for Victory for This Year’s Porthaven Garden Challenge

We have been spending a lot of time in the garden over the last month as the weather has been warming up. As ever, we are getting our lovely garden ready for the Porthaven Annual Garden Challenge and we are determined to get our garden looking as colourful and vibrant as possible.

The theme for this year’s challenge is ‘Digging for Victory’, a national war effort whereby citizens were strongly encouraged to grow their own vegetables to sustain their families. Our residents have been hard at work in the garden for the last few months and it’s looking fantastic so far.

We have started growing our own carrots, onions, tomatoes, potatoes and strawberries, and we are pleased to report that they are all doing extremely well. The good amount of sun we’ve already had this year has no doubt helped, as well as regular watering every morning. In the main garden and on both the balconies, we have a wide variety of stunning flowers that are just starting to come into bloom, including dahlias, roses, geraniums, cosmos and begonias. We are also hoping to grow the tallest sunflower this year; we have planted a species called ‘Titan’ which are meant to grow really tall with a smaller head.

Pictured are just a few of the beautiful flowers that have bloomed in our garden and balconies over the last couple of months. It’s great to know that the best is yet to come because summer has barely started yet!