Entries still being accepted for Lowestoft in Bloom contest

PIctured is Lilac Lodge cook Diana Holmes, right, with resident Pauline Cutler.
Pictures: Courtesy

PIctured is Lilac Lodge cook Diana Holmes, right, with resident Pauline Cutler. Pictures: Courtesy of Kingsley Healthcare - Credit: Archant

There is still time for people in Lowestoft to take part in a popular annual contest.

Lilac Lodge care home resident Betty Howes at the garden centre.
Pictures: Courtesy of Kingsley Hea

Lilac Lodge care home resident Betty Howes at the garden centre. Pictures: Courtesy of Kingsley Healthcare - Credit: Archant

Entries are still being accepted for Lowestoft in Bloom competition – and spokesman David Banks has appealed for more families to enter their gardens.

With the closing date for entries of June 26, Mr Banks said: 'There has already been a good response in several of the categories, including care homes, but we would like more people to enter their private gardens. We have had some good, sunny weather this spring so it is ideal growing weather provided people remember to water.'

With judging likely to begin on Monday, July 10 entry details can be obtained by visiting www.lowestoft.webplus.net/ or pick up an entry form from The Lowestoft Journal office at 147 London Road North.

Meanwhile, staff and residents at Lilac Lodge care home in Gorleston Road, Oulton Broad have begun preparing their entry in a bid to surpass last year's achievement when they took a gold award for hanging baskets and a silver for garden displays.


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Zena Stotter, manager of the Kingsley Healthcare run home, said: 'We are positioned right next to the road and last year we had lots of nice comments about our displays from both drivers and pedestrians.

'Last week we took some of our residents to Cherry Lane Garden Centre, in Lowestoft, to select the first plants and we have begun filling our hanging baskets.'

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She said they would be entering all the categories – hanging baskets, window boxes, standing containers and front garden – and repeating their showpiece scarecrow in a boat that won them plaudits last time.

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