Is your garden a winner?

George Slinger at Birchgrove Garden Centre. Photo:  SG190613-TW www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/buyaphoto

George Slinger at Birchgrove Garden Centre. Photo: SG190613-TW www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/buyaphoto

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Spalding residents are being urged to give their homes some kerb appeal by entering a competition to find the best front garden.

The competition is being run by the Spalding in Bloom committee in conjunction with the Spalding Guardian and Lincolnshire Free Press.

And the contest is being sponsored by Birchgrove Garden Centre in Pinchbeck, which is putting up prizes of £50, £25 and £10 vouchers for the three best entrants.

The competition is easy to enter – just fill in the form on this page and send it with a picture of your front garden to the address shown before July 20.

The rules are simple – the garden must be at the front of the house and visible from the path. It should be possible for judges to access the garden.

All entries must be on an entry form and be accompanied by a photograph.

Judges will be visiting all the entries between July 29 and August 12.

The winners will be announced on Thursday, August 22.

The winner will receive the Spalding in Bloom Best Front Garden Trophy.

Phil Scarlett, president of Spalding and District Area Chamber of Commerce, which has this year become involved in Spalding’s In Bloom efforts, said: “Spalding has entered the East Midlands in Bloom competition for over 30 years and has in the past won the competition some 13 times.

“This year we would like to make the whole of Spalding look as lovely as possible in time for the judging.

“To that end, Spalding In Bloom is holding the best front garden competition to give residents the chance to participate in our efforts and show off their green-fingered skills.

“We are looking forward to visiting all the entries to see some of the best front gardens the town has to offer.”