GREEN-fingered residents are invited to showcase their talents and take part in the annual Shipston in Bloom gardening competition.

The competition is free to enter with judging taking place on Sunday, July 20.

This year the categories are rear garden, front garden, public places and town businesses along with children's garden and hanging basket/window box/ manger.

To download an application form, visit and send category details and address to Shipston in Bloom c/o Nick Nickerson, 50 Furze Hill Road, or Mal Lawrence, 3 Clark Close by Sunday, June 29.