Every summer, Portsmouth City Council encourages residents to enter the annual Portsmouth in Bloom community gardening competition.
The 2016 competition is now open, and free to enter - the deadline for entries is 13 June for schools and 20 June for all other categories.
There is both friendly rivalry and comradeship as participants are encouraged to enter their hard work for judging. We all enjoy seeing their imagination and hard work come to fruition in and around Portsmouth as it comes to life with plants and flowers of all kinds.
So why not join in and use your green fingers?
Visit portsmouthinbloom.org.uk for all the categories and information on how to enter.
For further information phone 023 9283 4180, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.