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Judges shower praise on Danita’s Poem

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Susan Barley from NFU Mutual presenting the prize to the winner Danita Teemul

Poetic flair and green ideas helped Danita Teemul win our Work Your Butt competition.

Danita, from Gloucester, doesn’t own a water butt but impressed judges with her fun poem about how she would put hers to good use.

She came to Slimbridge to collect her prize of £250 gardening vouchers courtesy of NFU Mutual.

Here is her winning entry :

‘If I had one, I would work my butt by…..’

Watering tomatoes, lettuce and squash,
They’ll grow into tasty nosh,
From the butt, I’d fill my pond,
Making the Froggies rather fond,
The humble butts’ truly a star,
I’d even use it washing my car,
Butts are great, price is a pain,
So instead………
I put pots in the rain!

‘Work Your Butt’ is a fun, cheeky awareness campaign being launched last spring by the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) with a serious message.

WWT called on the nation’s garden owners to use their water butts to wash the car, water the plants or even top up their pond, and highlighted the benefits that less reliance on mains water has on the environment and their pockets.