Gardens needed for village competition

The Manor Road wildflower meadow in full bloom
The Manor Road wildflower meadow in full bloom

A SMALL wildflower meadow created in Upper Beeding last year is in full flower again for the summer season.

Beeding in Bloom planted the meadow in Manor Road, to improve the look of an overgrown grass verge.

Secretary Pat Nightingale said: “At the moment, ox-eye daisies predominate but close inspection shows many other flowers intermingled and many in bud that will flower later.”

Beeding in Bloom is hoping the blooming meadow will help encourage more entries in its garden competition, which is open to all residents of the parish.

People can enter either their front or back garden in one of five categories, Newcomers for first-time entries, Mainly Perennials, Courtyard, Hanging Baskets and Containers, and Edible and Integrated for mixed fruit, vegetables and flowers.

Allotment holders can enter their allotments, and should state whether they have had it for less than two years.

Entries should be received by Beeding Newsagents by June 28. Gardens will be judged in July and the winners announced at a cream tea and plant sale on July 20 at Farthings, Henfield Road.