Still time to enter top Portsmouth garden contest

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KEEN gardeners are being given more time to enter an annual competition.

Due to the recent bout of bad weather Portsmouth City Council, which is running the Portsmouth in Bloom contest, is giving residents and businesses until June 29 to apply.

Participants previously had until June 1 to be a part of the contest.

But schools must still submit their entries by the previous date.

The competition is open to anyone with gardens, hanging baskets and allotments.

Entries will be judged over the next two months and winners will be awarded with either a gold, silver or bronze certificate.

Paul Miles, who is responsible for running the competition at the council, said: ‘This is a fantastic opportunity to get residents working together to make the city a more attractive place to live.

‘Last year we had a great response with over 100 entries competing for top Portsmouth in Bloom awards.’

To apply visit portsmouth.gov.uk/media/PKS_Inbloomentryandinfo.pdf