Bob collects Hexham allotment award
Last updated at 08:39, Wednesday, 13 February 2013
KEEN gardener Bob Potter is the prince of the plots after picking up a prestigious award for his pristine allotment.
The lovely vegetables he produces from his allotment at Wydon Park earned him a highly commended award in Hexham Town Council’s annual gardening awards.
And there was special applause when he collected his certificate at the town council’s January meeting – for Bob is blind.
He goes gardening accompanied by his guide dog Clyde, and carries out a lot of his planting totally by touch.
**Read the full story in this Friday’s Hexham Courant.
First published at 08:31, Wednesday, 13 February 2013
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk
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