Salix Homes launches ‘Summer Bloom’ competition
Published by James Allan for Salix Homes in Housing and also in Communities
Last year's winner Allen Fiander
Gardeners in Salford are being urged to show off their blossoming blooms.
Social housing provider Salix Homes, which manages 8,500 homes across Central Salford, is once again inviting residents to flex their green fingers and enter their gardens into its annual Summer Bloom competition.
Now in its fifth year, Salix Homes Summer Bloom encourages keen gardeners to show off their manicured lawns and floral displays.
The categories for this year’s event are: Most Impressive Garden, Best Communal Garden, Best Hanging Baskets and Tubs, Best Vegetable Garden and Best Small Gardens and Raised Beds.
Sue Sutton, chief executive at Salix Homes, said: “It’s that time of year when we want residents to dust off the spade and shears and spruce up Salford for our Summer Bloom competition.
“We know that the time people spend looking after their outdoor space can benefit everyone and we are very proud of our tenants who take such pride in their gardens and put so much effort into making our neighbourhoods look bright and beautiful.
“We want to reward all those people who help brighten up their community, so if your garden is the envy of your neighbours, your begonias are blooming and your hanging baskets are awash with colour then I’d urge you to enter our Summer Bloom competition.”
The competition is open to people living in the following four neighbourhoods: Claremont, Weaste, Seedley and Beechfarm; Kersal, Charlestown and Duchy; Ordsall, Langworthy and Islington and Broughton.
Each neighbourhood will be judged separately for each category and there is a total of £1,500 worth of vouchers up for grabs for the winners.
Entry forms are available online at www.salixhome/summerbloom or by calling Jackie Crook on 0161 779 8966 or email firstname.lastname@example.org The deadline for entries is Friday, 11July and judging will take place on Friday, 25 July.