Garden competition

KEEN gardeners in the Wisbech area should start digging for glory as the Citizen promotes the popular annual Garden Competition in conjunction with Wisbech in Bloom.

There are a whole range of categories for all sizes of garden and even local schools. The competition is part of Wisbech in Bloom’s entry into the prestigious Anglia in Bloom competition.

We need your entries now as the deadline is 5pm on June 29 ready for judging the week beginning July 11.

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.

All you have to do to enter is send into the Citizen office at 11 Union Street, Wisbech, PE13 1DN a photograph of your garden.

Remember to write your name, address, telephone number and the category you are entering on the back of the photograph.

Mark your entry Wisbech Garden Competition and include a stamped addressed envelope if you want your photograph returned.

Pictures can also be emailed to: Images must be in jpg format, no bigger than 1MB and remember to include all the above information in the email.

Some of the entries may be featured in the Citizen during the competition but all entries will be passed to the judges.

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

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

Sponsors and categories are:

Large In Town (sponsor – Tesco).

Small In Town (Tesco).

Large Out of Town (Clifford Cross Auctioneers).

Pond or Water Feature (Alvenor Aquatics, of Murrow).

Best Container Garden (Doreen Eden).

Best Hanging Basket (Wisbech in Bloom).

Best Wildlife Garden (National Trust).

Best In Town School Project (Wisbech in Bloom).