How does your garden grow?

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HOW are your garden beds?

What about the lawn?

If it's all looking a bit tired it's time to get into the garden.

Some planning, planting and pruning now could lead to an award-winning garden come September.

The annual Coffs Harbour Garden Club Spring Garden Competition is back and always draws plenty of entries from the Northern Beaches.

The official launch is this Sunday at Total Gardens Nursery and Landscape Centre, with a sausage sizzle, plant bargains, entertainment and also club members on hand with information on how to enter the competition.

"The weather is beautiful at the moment so I really do hope everyone is out there taking advantage and sprucing up their gardens,” said Gill Goatcher of the Coffs Harbour Garden Club.

"We had quite a few new gardens entered last spring and are expecting the same this time. With so many new residences in the area we have seen a big increase in recent years of newly established gardens being entered and hopefully many of these gardens will be entered in different sections in the competition now that they are starting to establish and mature.”

There is always a solid number of entries from the North Beaches and as usual there will be sections for all types of gardens and gardeners; from water-wise gardens to vegie patches, big gardens to tiny patios, residential to business, renters to homeowners.

Closing date for entries is September 1, with judging to take place around September 10 and 11 so you need to plan that your garden will look its blooming best at that time.

It's free to enter.

For more information come along to the launch or visit

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