In comparison to Daceyville our first garden suburb, whose 100th year was celebrated just yesterday our Annual Garden Competition is a baby. Nonetheless 25 years is pretty significant and we are hoping this will be our best ever! It’s not until September but I just thought I would give all our budding gardens are reminder that now is a good time to start getting things into shape. Our judges are not looking for masterpieces, just well kept, much loved gardens. So don’t be afraid to enter everyone is welcome, and if you don’t win a prize it is always nice to just have the opportunity of mixing with, and swapping ideas, with your fellow gardeners. A special presentation book featuring last years’ winners is on display in my office at Eastgardens. Feel free to pop in and check out the competition. Nominations will open in August and judging will take place in September.
On the subject of gardens, if you have been lending a hand and maintaining your nature strip don’t forget to get your Nature Strip Rebate application in before July 6th 2012. You must re-apply each year, it is not an automatic rebate.