Having achieved Silver Gilt status for a number of years huge congratulations go to the Dunshalt in Bloom team for achieving the coveted Gold Award status this year. With a change of emphasis away from annuals and towards perennial plants the village has looked splendid all year from the first snowdrop to the last aster. As an added extra this year we've had the sunflowers, mainly in the park but also throughout the village. Grown and planted by the children (and older children!!) in the village, the tallest sunflower reached a staggering 3.1 metres! Thanks are also due to all the householders in the village who made the effort to make their gardens look their best, a feature noted by the judges.