Gardening enthusiasts have made a green-fingered start to the 32nd annual Ealing in Bloom competition.
This year’s launch took place on Wednesday April 6 at the Castle Inn, Ealing , whose owners shared first place in the licensed premises category in 2015.
Ealing’s Mayor, Harbhajan Kaur Dheer, joined committee members and chair of Ealing in Bloom, Cllr Nigel Sumner, for the launch event, which marks the beginning of a six-month push towards the awards presentation ceremony in Ealing Town Hall on September 22.
Cllr Sumner said: “We would like to emphasise the pleasure that Ealing In Bloom will take from helping Ealing Borough to success in London In Bloom and Britain In Bloom this year.
"Ealing In Bloom need as many Balcony, Hanging baskets, Pub and Front Gardens entries as possible this year to provide the beautiful colour that will catch the Britain in Bloom Judges’ attention."
Last year, Ealing's parks were recognised in the London in Bloom Awards , winning gold in several categories.
The competition was reborn as a local authority initiative in 1984 after a nineteen year hiatus.
Financial constraints meant that the event was forced to become an independent initiative just four years later with the creation of the Ealing in Bloom Committee in 1988.
Those wishing to enter can find a full list of categories and the competition entry form here.
Completed forms for the allotment categories must be received by Friday May 13, with all other categories closing on Friday May 27.
Email email@example.com for more information. An online entry form is available here.