Pockets of flowers are springing up in the port as Fleetwood in Bloom organisers practise for the big competition in the summer.
After a few year’s absence from the prestigious contest, Fleetwood will blossom its way into the North West heats in July and August.
John Warnock, who is spearheading the preparations, has been busy collecting containers of every describtion, acquiring seeds and being as resourceful as possible to keep costs down.
This week, with help from Fleetwood Community Trust member Bob Boal, two unused containers at Fleetwood Ferry Terminal were planted with primroses.
Bob said: “As a result, passengers arriving at Fleetwood from Knott End and leaving to take the ferry had their day brightened with a cheerful display of colourful flowers.”
Wyre Council, Fleetwood Town Council, Chamber of Trade, Rotary Club, Museum and Civic Society and local schools, as well as other groups, businesses and enthusiastic green-fingered individuals, have all expressed an interest in giving their support.
Judging will take place between mid-July and August and John is hoping that people power, as it is a community effort, will help to brighten up Fleetwood, not only on the day of the competition itself but for the weeks leading up to and after the event.
A route along the seafront, North Albert Street and Lord Street has been agreed and will feature displays at Elsinore Court, the Marine Gardens, Euston Park, the Pocket Park and Memorial Park.
To get involved, the next meeting takes place on Monday April 14 at the Strawberry Gardens starting at 7pm.