Digging for victory

Keen gardeners from the Wisbech area are being invited to enter this year’s Garden Competition in conjunction with Wisbech in Bloom.

There are a whole range of categories for all sizes of gardens in and out of town, wildlife, water gardens and even an award for brightening up an area.

The competition is part of Wisbech in Bloom’s entry into the prestigious Anglia in Bloom - a competition in which the town has an award-winning track record.

The winners will be revealed at the usual awards evening later in the year and more details of this special night will be given nearer the time.

The deadline for entries is July 26 at noon but please don’t leave it to the last minute to enter.

To enter: Send into the Citizen office at 11 Union Street, Wisbech, your name, address a contact number and which category you are entering. We can if you wish, include a picture of your garden but this isn’t compulsory. Mark your entry Wisbech Garden Competition.

Entries can also be emailed to: news@fenlandcitizen.co.uk Please include all the same details as above and any pictures need to be in jpg format. All entries will be passed on to the judges.

Large gardens are 200 sqm plus and small gardens are less that 200 sqm.

There will be certificates and highly commended awards and the silver spade is awarded for the garden judged the overall winner.

Out of town gardens must be within a six-mile radius of Wisbech town centre.

Nominations are also sought for the Octavia Hill Award for ‘brightening up a drab area’. This should be a public or community area.

Sponsors and categories are: Large in Town Garden (Tesco). Small In Town Garden (Tesco). Cottage Garden (Fenland branch of the Royal Society of St George). Planted Containers (Doreen Eden). Hanging Baskets (Wisbech in Bloom). Large Out of Town Garden (Clifford Cross Auctions Ltd). Small out of Town Garden (Clifford Cross Auctions Ltd). Wildlife Friendly Garden (National Trust Peckover House). Water Gardens (Alvenor Aquatics, Murrow).