Bernard and Sabina Dumoo’s garden in Perdjert Street was voted runner-up in the ‘Best Recently Established Garden’ category. The first thing you notice is the colourful plants along the fence line and a manicured, iridescent green lawn, which impressed the judges. Sabina explained that the lawn is Bernard’s responsibility, and she looks after the rest, including some very healthy fruit trees that can’t produce enough to keep up with demand.
“We have big paw paws, and banana as well,” she said. “I used to have arrowroot but everyone came and took it!” Sabina is passionate about her garden, picking up rubbish regularly and planting for the future. “I’m going to try to plant more fruit, for my daughter, Melissa,” she said. “I want to plant mangoes; lots of kids will come for that one!”
Sabina often changes her garden around, with plants from the nursery and cuttings given to her. Judges commented that the original fencing is a credit to the couple’s good maintenance of the property, and that the garden was well planted, with small trees next to the house and bigger ones further away.