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D-Day for in-bloom team

Tuesday, July 10, will be D-Day in Boston - decision day for Boston's in-bloom team. For that's the day the team can do no more. The in-bloom judge will tour the town to decide whether Boston should get its fourth gold medal.

There's still time to make an impression with frontages along the route. A quick tidy up could earn that extra vital point to make all the difference.

Despite the recent dry conditions the town is looking good with colourful displays in tubs, troughs and hanging baskets.

Looking especially vibrant is the wild flower meadow alongside The Haven Bridge. And the art deco garden is dressed to impress in Central Park.

The judging route will take in the Victorian Cemetery, Central Park, Bargate and Memorial Gardens, Pescod Square and Strait Bargate, Market Place, St Botolph's Church (Stump) grounds, B&M green space, Beadsmans Lane at the side of the Guildhall and next-door Fydell House, Haven Bridge meadow, Freshney Way off Welland Road and Boston West Academy.

It will then be a long wait with bated breath until Boston's result is announced in September

There's still time for landlords and managers to enter Boston in Bloom's Pub in Bloom competition sponsored by The Coaching Inn Group (White Hart),

Any pub in Boston borough can enter. Judges will be looking for well-balanced design, good use of colour and quality planting. Extra marks will be given to pubs which have grown flowers from seed, used local providers, used recycled and upcycled materials in creative ways.

Encouraging wildlife, butterflies and bees will count too and front and back gardens will be judged.

Entries can be submitted up to the end of July and judging will take place during August with winners notified by the end of August.

Register your pub now at https://bostoninbloom.co.uk/pub-in-bloom-2018/application/

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The wild flower meadow near the Haven Bridge

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Sunshine in the shade at Memorial Gardens and eternally swooping seagulls in Central Park

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The art deco garden in Central Park