Sowing the seeds to keep Littlehampton at its floral finest

Littlehampton Gardens Competition official launch. L-R John Stevens (Judge), Mike Harwood (Grower), The Mayor of Littlehampton, Cllr Jill Long, Courtenay Luscombe (Ferring Nurseries) and David Twinn (Littlehampton Companion Club).  Ferring Nurseries, Sussex.   Picture: Liz Pearce
Littlehampton Gardens Competition official launch. L-R John Stevens (Judge), Mike Harwood (Grower), The Mayor of Littlehampton, Cllr Jill Long, Courtenay Luscombe (Ferring Nurseries) and David Twinn (Littlehampton Companion Club). Ferring Nurseries, Sussex. Picture: Liz Pearce

ORGANISERS hope that their popular gardening competition will continue to flourish in 2015.

Littlehampton Town Council has launched its annual gardens and allotments competition and is encouraging entries ranging in size from smaller private gardens to larger communal plots, and from allotments to a children’s class for growing the tallest sunflower.

The council would also like to see more businesses taking part.

Judging will not be until later in the summer, but entries are now being accepted up to the deadline of June 29, either on forms available from the town council offices at the Manor House, Church Street, or online at www.littlehampton-tc.org.uk

The town council will also accept entries from people who may not themselves be green-fingered marvels but want to see their neighbours’ efforts rewarded.

The main sponsor, Ferring Nurseries, is providing voucher prizes for each category winner, while the sunflower competition is sponsored by F. A. Holland & Son and Going Spare is giving a prize for best new entrant.

All those entering must live in the BN17 postcode area and anyone who has won a first prize for two consecutive years must take a break for a year before trying again.