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'In Bloom' garden competitions inviting entries nationwide

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A spate of offers inviting green-fingered types to show-off their fabulous gardens are popping up across the web.

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A spate of offers inviting green-fingered types to show-off their fabulous gardens are popping up across the web. 'In Bloom' competitions - which celebrate the best of gardening - are popular throughout the UK, but in some locations it seems that far too many are acting modest about their own idyllic spaces. For example, Thisissomerset.co.uk is rallying the people of Shepton Mallet to enter this year's Mendip In Bloom contest; urging individuals to apply in place of the official town's entry. 'Due to lack of volunteers both Street and Shepton Mallet have regretfully been unable to co-ordinate any official town entry in time for either town this year,' the article reads. Applicants from the area are asked to show off their garden spaces in the town's stead in any one of the following categories - Front Garden, In Town Pub, Public Building, Allotment, House Frontage, Shop or Garden Office. Applicants have until July 11th to enter. Thisiswiltshire.co.uk meanwhile writes that there are just two days left in which to nominate friends' and neighbours' gardens for the Calne in Bloom competition. Categories here include Best Front Garden, Best Patio or Balcony Display, Best Hanging Basket and Best Community Garden. The council in Chorley, Lancashire, is offering even greater incentives for its competition. It's awarding £120 worth of gardening vouchers for the lucky winner, as well as the prestigious title of Chorley's Best Kept Garden 2012. The deadline for nominations in this competition is June 29th.

Author:

Chris Taylor

28th June 2012