Brighten up our streets competition

THE CAVERSHAM BRIDGE is launching a competition to brighten up our neighbourhoods. Can you make a difference and plant up a few containers to bring interest and excitement to your front garden?
Individuals, groups of neighbours, or even a whole street, can enter, and you can use any kind of container. Let your imagination run wild – you can upcycle old pallets, paint up and plant tyres, use classic containers and hanging baskets, tin baths or even kitchen colanders. We want to see how inventive you can be in the use of containers and what you fill them with – which could be flowers, vegetables, wild flowers or any other type of plant.
You have until the end of June to enter, and judging will take place in late July. The judges will include Louise Hampden who writes on gardening for the Caversham Bridge, Jackie Biddle from the Playhatch Garden Centre and one of our editors.
The entry must be visible from the pavement – both for judging but, more importantly, to bring a smile and pleasure to passers-by. Prizes will include vouchers for Playhatch Garden Centre donated by British Garden Centres.
To enter, register by e-mail to including the words Competition Entry in the title, or by letter to Caversham Bridge Planter Competition, Church House, Church Street, Caversham RG4 8AX.