IN BLOOM: Is your garden competition ready? Categories to enter include best vegie patch or water feature and best whole garden from patio to paddock-sized – something for everyone.
IN BLOOM: Is your garden competition ready? Categories to enter include best vegie patch or water feature and best whole garden from patio to paddock-sized – something for everyone.

Time to prepare for Spring Garden Competition

JUST because the grass has slowed down and your lawnmower has been pushed into the back of the garage doesn't mean it's time to stop tending your garden.

If you want to join the more than 100 locals who nominate their gardens into the annual Spring Garden Competition run by the Coffs Harbour Garden Club then it's time to start clipping, pruning, planting and weeding.

Coffs Harbour Garden Club president Geoff Bell is encouraging all gardeners on the Coffs Coast to get their gardens ready for the competition

"Gardening is an activity where everyone can develop their creative and practical skills by producing wonderful living spaces," Geoff said.

"So we would love to see lots of Coffs Coast gardeners enter the competition this year, entry is free and there are lots of prizes to be won."

If you're thinking of making any changes in your garden, now is the time. Don't leave it until August as that will be too late. For advice and suggestions, talk to the experts at your local nursery. Now is the time to trim hedges and shrubs back quite hard so they'll be ready to spurt fresh growth as the weather begins to warm.

If you're into spring flowers get them planted straight away and they should be flowering strongly by mid-September in time to impress the judges. The same goes for early spring vegies.

Entries will open late July, check out www.coffsgarden club.com for information and updates.



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