Blooming busy in glory bid

Flower displays in Lytham
Flower displays in Lytham
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Lytham’s In Bloom committee is busy putting the final touches to the town’s bid for Royal Horticultural Society Champion of Champions glory.

It’s little more than a month before RHS judges run the rule over the town as it aims for its biggest national award yet.

Committee chairman Jim Leak said: “The railings around the Cenotaph Gardens and the planters on the Piazza have been repainted and all the town’s public seating has been restained. With the help of the county council, we have had the Piazza repointed. Local traders have supported us by buying 140 hanging baskets and 40 flower tubs.

“RHS Britain in Bloom’s main theme this year is ‘edibles’ and a large amount of vegetable seeds and sets donated by Bannister Hall nurseries, have been distributed to primary schools, Park View 4U, Mythop Road allotments and Lytham St Annes Gardening Club and should be growing well when judging takes place.”

RHS judges will be in town on Wednesday, July 31. Before that, on July 15, North West in Bloom judging takes place in Lytham and other Fylde areas.