Despite a possible temporary setback this weekend spring has sprung. So calling all gardeners….the Town Council’s long established gardening competitions are launched for 2016. There are campaigns for schools, town centre businesses and allotment plot holders as well as the ‘greenfingers’ campaign for all amateur gardeners within the boundary of the town. Greenfingers has five categories: front gardens, back gardens, window boxes and containers, window boxes and containers for residents with physical and sensory impairments, and residential care homes. Judging takes place in early July under the auspices of Wokingham Horticultural Association.
The gardening campaigns are an important part of the town’s entry into Thames and Chilterns in Bloom. For 2016 the Bloom theme is ‘greening grey Britain for health and happiness’.
You may also like to incorporate red, white and blue plants to commemorate Her Majesty’s the Queen’s 90th birthday.