Don’t miss your chance to enter Portsmouth in Bloom

WINNER Anne Pearson's gold entry form last year
WINNER Anne Pearson's gold entry form last year
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  • Last chance to enter annual competition
  • Categories include front garden, hanging basket and community gardens
  • Closing date is this Friday
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THERE are just days left to get your entry in for Portsmouth in Bloom.

The competition is being run by Southsea Greenhouse and Portsmouth City Council.

We’ve had a good number of entries in most of the categories

Sue Portman, Southsea Greenhouse

Sue Portman, of Southsea Greenhouse, said: ‘We’ve had a good number of entries in most of the categories.

‘We were told that getting senior schools and higher education establishments on board might be a challenge, and it’s proved to be so, but we’ve had entries in every category and we’re happy with that.’

Sue added that there is a good chance of a prize if you and your neighbours can get together to enter the Eat My Street category.

‘It just needs a few people in one road working together to create something amazing, as last year showed,’ said Sue.

The full list of categories is:

- Front garden;

- Hanging basket or wall container;

- Balcony;

- Sustainable garden;

- Public premises;

- Community gardens;

- Business gardens;

- Gardens in sheltered housing or apartments;

- Eat my street;

- Allotment;

- School decorated with flowers

(nursery/infants/juniors) (secondary/further/higher education);

- Eat my school (nursery/infants/

juniors) (secondary/further/higher education);

- School environmental project (nursery/infants/juniors) (secondary/further/higher education);

There are 10 prizes of £50 each for gardens that can demonstrate the best water-saving features.

The event is also sponsored by Colas, Portsmouth Water, Portsmouth Cultural Trust and Portsmouth Together. Entries will close at 9am on Friday.

Visit portsmouthinbloom.org.uk or call 023 9283 4180 to enter.