Green-fingered residents in Islington are being invited to get ready for this year's Islington in Bloom competition.
Categories range from best children's planting to best container planting, with garden vouchers up for grabs for the winners. The Camden Garden Centre is also giving a free bag of compost, a half price plant and a £5 gift voucher to every entrant.
Prizes are sponsored by local businesses and organisations, and the deadline for applications is Friday 15 June.
Islington in Bloom is judged by the council's Greenspace staff and Islington Gardeners volunteers. The entries will be judged on: visual impact, selection and use of plants, design and quality of features, maintenance and condition, sustainability, wildlife friendliness and community involvement (in appropriate categories).
Judging will take place in early July, at the same time as the borough is being judged for London in Bloom.
To find out more or to fill in an application form visit our www.islington.gov.uk/inbloom or call Morgan Pegg on 020 7527 1782.
Application forms can also be picked up at park keepers’ huts in Islington's parks, the Islington Ecology Centre in Gillespie Road and in the borough's libraries and leisure centres.
The full list of categories, with sponsors' names in brackets, is as follows:
Best Container Garden (Camden Garden Centre)
Best Front Garden (Islington Gazette)
Best entry from an individual Housing Services resident - (Islington's Housing Services)
Best Self-contained Community Garden (Eurovia)
Best Residential Communal Garden (Mick Duffy, Horticulturalist)
Best tree pit - (City Suburban)
Best allotment or food growing plot - (Enterpirse plc)
Best children's planting - (After Noah)
Best blooming pub or business - (Irvin Leisure and Islington Gazette)
Best forgotten corner - (Partners for Improvement)
Nancy Pattenden Award - (Islington Gardeners)