A BURST of colour is what Albert Terry loves most about his garden.
The 81-year-old enjoys sitting outside, lapping up the nice weather and seeing a flourish of bright colours around him.
Albert and his wife Joan have entered our Bloomin’ Marvellous competition which celebrates the hard work people put into their gardens.
Albert loves seeing his garden in full bloom.
As well as pot plants, the couple, from Seaton Close in Stubbington, have a range of flowers.
These include rhododendrons, roses, petunias and busy lizzies.
Albert said: ‘I love my flowers.
‘They really brighten up the garden and they are easy to look after.
‘I have a number of them in pots alongside the wall so I don’t have to bend down to tend to them.
‘But my favourite part of the garden is to just sit there and relax.
‘The garden is full of colour and that’s what I love about the flowers.
‘In the summer when it is warm, we like to enjoy our evening meals outside.’
Albert and Joan also have a pond and Albert likes sitting in the garden and watching the fish.
He added: ‘It can be quite therapeutic watching them.
‘It is really relaxing and although we don’t have the biggest garden, the pond is lovely to sit around.’
The winner of The News’ annual Bloomin’ Marvellous contest will receive £100 in vouchers for Garsons garden centre in Titchfield which has a huge range for gardeners, from beginners through to experts.
Their hardy plants are guaranteed for life.
If you would like to enter, e-mail pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org
Or post them to Bloomin’ Marvellous, Ellie Pilmoor, The News, 1000 Lakeside, North Harbour, Western Road, PO6 3EN.
The closing date is July 31.
All entries will automatically be entered into Portsmouth in Bloom.