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Gardeners in Boston already preparing for next year's Britain in Bloom

By Boston Target  |  Posted: November 20, 2012

MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Pictured, from left Boston Borough Council?s partnerships and sustainability manager Ian Farmer, Greenscaper volunteers Rachel Lauberts and Anne-Marie Mills, the council?s environment and sustainability officer Jen Moore, and Greenscaper volunteers Rob Lauberts and Peter Mills.

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PLANS are already under way in Boston for next years' Britain in Bloom Competition.

Volunteer gardeners from Boston Greenscapers have been busy planting about 1,000 yellow and white dwarf narcissi and about 2,000 snowdrop bulbs in the gardens at the Geoff Moulder Leisure Complex.

The bulbs were planted under and through turf and shrubs in drifts and should provide a welcome and colourful sight when they come through in the spring.

This was encouraged by the town receiving a silver Britain in Bloom award in the large towns, East Midlands category this year, at its first attempt.

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A spokesman for Boston Borough Council said: "The bulbs were provided at a very generous discount by Boston Seeds.

"Getting everything in the garden looking lovely is always all about planning ahead.

"So efforts are already being made for Boston to do well again next year in the Britain in Bloom competition.

"Boston Greenscapers, a team of volunteer gardeners who help improve and tidy areas of the town, achieved a level three award in the It's Your Neighbourhood Campaign. The maximum award for this is a level five."

Greenscapers volunteers Rob and Rachel Lauberts took the opportunity to present to volunteers Peter and Anne-Marie Mills their Make a Difference Day certificates after they took part as volunteers in improving the garden outside the town's Len Medlock Centre.

Lincolnshire Community and Voluntary Service (CVS) organised the event following funding and support from local neighbourhood group Witham Central Neighbourhood Action Group.

Boston's Johnson's Garden Centre supported the event by donating their expertise in designing the plots, advising on the most suitable plants and delivering them to the centre.

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