A PUB landlord in Sheffield has come up with an innovative idea to decorate the outside of his building – get the regulars’ kids to do it!
Kris Addy, who runs The Waggon and Horses in Millhouses with his mum Pam, organised a gardening competition for youngsters.
He has set 10 children the task of planting and maintaining pots outside his pub on Abbeydale Road.
“We came up with the idea last year as something to keep my three-year-old Katie entertained,” Kris said.
“We gave her a hanging basket to decorate, and then my niece Elizabeth, who is the same age, wanted to do one as well.
“I mentioned it to some of the regulars and the next thing I knew we had half a dozen kids with trowels!”
This year Kris decided to turn the entertainment into a competition, and provided tools and materials for a group of children aged between three and 11 to put their green fingers to use.
“Each box is unique,” he said. “They each brought in their own flowers to put in.
“I’m watering the boxes each day, but it’s up to them to bring them on.
“We’ll judge the winner in June and present a prize for the best box.”