Some marvellous gardens that didn't quite make it

The News' gardening guru Brian Kidd was overwhelmed with fantastic entries to this year's Blooming Marvellous competition.

Wednesday, 2nd August 2017, 6:04 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th September 2017, 11:50 am
Teresa Greenwood's beautiful Fareham front garden

The winners have now been picked, but here are some of the wonderful snaps of readers’ gardens that did not make the shortlist but are deserving of your attention.

Pete Russell and Lin Dedman's garden in Havant
The lovely Hill Head garden of Rita Davis

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Christine Moth's pretty garden in Portsmouth
Deirdre and Ken Howell put a lot of tender loving care into their nautical garden in Lee-on-the-Solent
Kathryn Craddock's Southsea garden is a riot of colour
Spot the Harry Potter reference in Michael and Sandra Scott's garden in Cosham
Michael Mead's Portchester garden is neat yet bursting with colour
Iris Robinson has gone for the minimalist feel in her Southsea garden
Isabell Bourke has packed in brightly-coloured plants and some statues in her garden in Gosport
Pete Russell and Lin Dedman's garden in Havant
The lovely Hill Head garden of Rita Davis
Christine Moth's pretty garden in Portsmouth
Deirdre and Ken Howell put a lot of tender loving care into their nautical garden in Lee-on-the-Solent
Kathryn Craddock's Southsea garden is a riot of colour
Spot the Harry Potter reference in Michael and Sandra Scott's garden in Cosham
Michael Mead's Portchester garden is neat yet bursting with colour
Iris Robinson has gone for the minimalist feel in her Southsea garden
Isabell Bourke has packed in brightly-coloured plants and some statues in her garden in Gosport