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Lyme Regis: Horticultural society set for summer competition
THE Horticultural Society of Uplyme and Lyme Regis is holding its summer competition on July 14.
It will be held at the Uplyme Village Field between 2pm and 5pm and incorporates the Lyme Regis Britain in Bloom Garden Competi-tion.
Organisers say that it will go ahead barring all but the most appalling weather conditions.
Event organiser Wendy Alexander said: “It has been another interesting year for gardeners weatherwise with the gales and massive amount of rain but the gardens are looking lush and in the main pretty good. “Regarding the children’s entries, we wish to encourage children to understand how to grow their own food and enjoy the fruits of their labours.”
It is the last chance to enter the Lyme Regis Britain in Bloom Garden Competition. The categories are: all businesses, retired people’s gardens, houses, flats, patio gardens, group gardens, window boxes, hanging baskets and containers, home produce in containers, home produce in gardens, children’s home produce. People need to take a picture of their garden and submit it with their entry.
The judges are RHS judge Sydie Bones and vegetable expert Paul Dunsford, both from Kilmington.
Wendy added: “Just a reminder that gardens should be weed free, unless they are in a natural state.”
There are other categories that can be entered in the summer show.
They include homemade wine, cookery and preserves, crafts, floral art and photography.
Entries are invited from residents within four miles of Lyme Regis.
The closing date for entries is Monday, July 16, and judging will be on Thursday, July 19. Entries should be sent to the Tourist Information Centre, Church Street, Lyme Regis.
Show schedules and entry forms can be obtained from the post offices in Uplyme and Raymond’s Hill as well as Ginger Beer and Serendip Books in Lyme Regis. Download forms from lois.co.uk/hortsoc