PASSIONATE gardeners are preparing to make the borough beautiful again with the launch of the 25th Ealing in Bloom competition.
To mark the milestone, the contest’s chairman, Nigel Sumner, invited the committee, including the president, Ealing mayor Mohammad Aslam, to his allotment off South Ealing Road, South Ealing.
Mr Sumner said: "Gardening appeals to everybody. We’ve had winners from all over the borough in the past. People do it because they love gardening and entering the competition gives them the chance to meet new gardeners and renew old friendships.
“This is why we’ve been going for 25 years and as long as people want to enter we will keep going.”
From single balconies and small back gardens to large allotments and neighbourhood efforts, all have a chance to win a category that suits them.
Children can also get involved with a schools category and there is a floral art section, this year themed around the competition’s silver anniversary.
Trophies, certificates and gardening vouchers are up for grabs sponsored by the Ealing Gazette, Noon Products, Waitrose, Vale, Colin Bibra, Enterprise, Fuller’s, Cypressa, John Lewis, Halcrow and Ealing Council.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit Ealing Town Hall or libraries for an entry form. Allotment entries must be received by May 13, floral entries must be in by July 20 and all others by May 24.
The competition is in need of another sponsor. Email email@example.com if you can help.