Blooming great work, students

GARDENING students have won an award for green-fingered work in Melrose.

Past and present students and staff were presented with the chairman’s meritorious award for their gardening services to the town by Melrose in Bloom chairman John Miller at Borders College’s Newtown St Boswells campus.

A spokesperson for the college said: “Students and staff were delighted to receive recognition for their efforts.”

Projects included clearing old flower beds at Priors Walk and St Dunstan’s Park, and planting them with more sustainable plants supplied by Melrose in Bloom.

The college spokesperson continued: “Students have been encouraged to green-up their credentials and were involved in establishing wildflowers along roadside verges as well as planting native trees and shrubs in previous years.”

And he added: “Borders College and Melrose in Bloom hope to continue their successful working relationship and use Melrose as a practical training ground for horticultural students.”