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It’s time to dig in for gardening trophies

Eileen Murray, 21 Water Yett, Linlithgow. Winner of the Best Community Garden Trophy.

Image by: Malcolm McCurrach

Eileen Murray, 21 Water Yett, Linlithgow. Winner of the Best Community Garden Trophy. Image by: Malcolm McCurrach

Green-fingered West Lothian residents have been urged to dig deep and enter West Lothian Council’s annual gardening competition.

The competition aims to encourage local residents to get involved in gardening, which is a healthy, fun activity that enhances and enriches not just your own property but the wider West Lothian 
community.

This year’s event has the slogan “Don’t be scared and ‘turnip’ this year” to encourage as many people as possible to enter before the Friday, July 18, deadline. 
Entry is free and there are lots of prizes to be won.

Executive councillor for the environment Tom Conn said: “Gardening is a fantastic way to keep active and improve your local environment.

“We know many West Lothian residents get a great deal from gardening, and this competition aims to recognise those who have worked to improve their area, as well as encouraging more people to take up the hobby.”

The competition has been running for over 35 years, and residents in West Lothian can nominate their gardens for the following categories: General Garden; Containers/Hanging Baskets; Vegetable Garden; Wildlife Garden; Best Newcomer; Best Community Garden and Tallest Sunflower.

The closing date is Friday, July 18, with winners being announced on Friday, November 7.

To enter call West Lothian Council’s Customer Service Centre on 01506 280000 or email customer.service@westlothian.gov.uk

 

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