Time to Bloom
Erewash gardeners can put their hoes and rakes on standby and dust down their mowers . . . the ever-popular Erewash in Bloom gardening competition is launched this week!
The annual competition for green-fingered gurus is the flagship project of Erewash Borough Council’s Pride in Erewash campaign and sees residents, schoolchildren and businesses put some real flower power into the borough.
This year’s contest is launched during National Gardening Week with special ‘Bloom’ stalls in Ilkeston and Long Eaton town centres where residents can find out more and pick up an entry form:
• Wednesday 12 April – Long Eaton High Street, 10am-2pm
• Thursday 13 April – Ilkeston, Bath Street, 10am-2pm
The competition features a wide range of categories as gardening fans all compete to put on the best summertime displays and be crowned an Erewash in Bloom champion.
Entry forms are also available from Long Eaton and Ilkeston Town Halls. Alternatively, residents will be able to enter on-line from Wednesday 12 April at www.erewash.gov.uk/erewashinbloom or forms can be downloaded at www.erewash.gov.uk/pride