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Blooming great competition is back

Flower power will be taking over Swansea this summer.

Swansea in Bloom 2015

Green-fingered residents, businesses, communities and schools are being urged to enter the 2017 Swansea in Bloom competition.

The competition, organised by Swansea Council's parks development team, in partnership with Swansea in Bloom's voluntary committee, takes place every year.

And this year residents can get a little added inspiration by checking out last year's winning entries on the new Swansea in Bloom website.

Categories include best front garden, best back garden and best gardens open to charity. Best community entry, best individual allotment site and best public house, café or restaurant are among the others.

The hugely-popular young gardeners' sunflower growing competition is also back.

Sue Reed of the council's Community Development Team said: "The combination of world-class scenery and top quality parks and green spaces makes Swansea a truly fantastic place to live, so the annual Swansea in Bloom competition adds to the spectacular colour that we already enjoy.

"The competition isn't just a great way for people to improve and show off their gardening skills. It's also a fantastic way to foster community spirit and generate a healthy sense of competition that benefits the city as a whole.

"As well as our wild flowers scheme, it's initiatives like this that contribute to Swansea's reputation for an outstanding work-life balance."

She said: "The Swansea in Bloom committee have done a great job with the new website and anyone looking for ideas on what works best for them could find a few really good ideas there.

"All the information about categories, how to enter, entry forms and deadlines for entries are available on the website."

Details about this year's Swansea in Bloom is at www.swanseainbloom.co.uk and there's more information on 01792 635412.

Deadline for entries is June 20 for allotments and June 28 for all other categories.


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