Get digging in for town awards

A lot is planned for all ages by Caistor in Bloom throughout 2014 EMN-140325-143425001

A lot is planned for all ages by Caistor in Bloom throughout 2014 EMN-140325-143425001

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Green fingered Caistor residents are busy getting their gardens ready for the first of this year’s competitions from the Caistor in Bloom group.

Entries need to be in as soon as possible for the first competition - Best Spring Garden - which is sponsored by Carr Lane Nurseries.

Judging takes place on April 7, when judges will be looking for a good display of bulbs, flowering shrubs, trees and spring planting.

Entry forms are available at Caistor Post Office in the market place or download the form from

Entries can also be made now for the other competitions.

Best School Garden, sponsored by Cherry Valley Farms and judged on June 9, needs to show a demonstration of pupils knowledge and experience in creating sustainable planting displays, as well as fruit and vegetable growing.

Four awards will be judged on July 14.

Judges for the Best Doorway, sponsored by Pottertons Nursery, will be looking at the arrangement of plants and flowers surrounding an entrance and there will also be a prize for the Best Hanging Basket/Patio Display, sponsored by Waltham Herbs.

Displays of perennials, annuals, shrubs, neat lawns and hedging will be the focus for the Best Domestic Garden, while the Best Commercial Premises will look at gardens, tubs, hanging baskets and window boxes.

Both of these are sponsored by Waltham Herbs.

Entries for the commercial competition must be viewable by the public at any time.

The final award is for Best Edible Gardens, sponsored by Lincolnshire Co-op, and this will be judged on August 4.

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