RESIDENTS of all ages have been working hard in Castlecaulfield over the past few weeksin preparation for this year’s Ulster in Bloom contest.
Dungannon and South Tyrone Borough Council representatives have also joined in the effort to ensure the village looks amazing for the upcoming judging process.
The picturesque surroundings of the Walled Garden in Parkanaur have been a hive of industry , with children sowing seeds, transplanting seedlings and potting up hanging baskets and tubs, all in anticipation of the competition.
Residents have been cleaning road signs, planting wooden barrels and tending a large floral area in the centre of the village.
Nesting boxes have been installed to welcome various bird species, with the area’s new Mayor, Councillor Sean McGuigan, even lending a hand.
A spokesperson for Castlecaulfield Horticultural Committee said local people take real pride in maintaining their beautiful village.
“Now that all is in place all we can do is wait, water and keep our village looking the best we can”, he continued.
“Although from time to time there is some wanton destruction the residents just keep calm, tidy up and replace any plants that have been uprooted.
“The majority of the residents take pride in the surrounding area in which they live and only want it to look beautiful for those living in the village and visitors alike,” the spokesperson added.