GARDENERS around Bersted have been urged to make their plots bloom.
Bersted Parish Council is holding an In Bloom competition for the area this year.
The idea is to put Bersted on the map and create a welcoming and colourful environment for residents and visitors.
It is hoped the mass of blooms will also make plenty of bees happy and boost their numbers.
The competition has two categories. One is for containers or hanging baskets. The other is for front gardens.
Prizes will be awarded for the first, second and third places in both categories.
Entries cost £5 and must be received by the parish council at its community centre offices off Chalcraft Lane by June 22.
Judging will take place near the end of July.
Each entrant will receive a £10 voucher for Chalcroft Nurseries and Garden Centre on Chalcraft Lane, to be used by June 30.