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Gardening groups invited to sow seeds of success

By Western Morning News  |  Posted: February 06, 2013

Truro parks head gardener Peter Kessell,   Richard Argall, South West In Bloom, with judges Ian Thompson and Rod Pooley,  outside the Royal Cornwall Museum, where community involvement helped the city  scoop a top award in   last year's South West in Bloom

Truro parks head gardener Peter Kessell, Richard Argall, South West In Bloom, with judges Ian Thompson and Rod Pooley, outside the Royal Cornwall Museum, where community involvement helped the city scoop a top award in last year's South West in Bloom

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Gardening tips on how to shine in this years' Cornwall in Bloom competition are on offer at a free event.

Community groups and budding gardeners are invited to find out more about the annual competition at a free event in Liskeard on Saturday.

Green fingered experts will be on hand at Morley Tamblyn Lodge (10am-3pm) to advise on planting and grant funding. The day includes a tour of the gardens and free lunch.

Tracy Wilson, competition judge said: "The opportunity for people from right across Cornwall, involved in such a hugely diverse range of projects, to get together is so valuable.

"Not only will there be a lot of very useful information available, but the chance to swap experiences is almost equally important."

Cornwall in Bloom is run by Cornwall Council and Truro City Council.

A range of projects have been set up since the competition started in 2009, including woodland groups and allotment societies.

This year the event will include a schools' competition to encourage youngsters to grow as many potatoes as they can from a single seed potato.

Judging for the competition is in July and August.

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