Northampton prepares for judging in East Midlands in Bloom competition

One of Northampton's floral displays being watered Credit: ITV News Anglia

And after months of planting, pruning and preening, Northampton is welcoming judges from the East Midlands in Bloom competition.

The team in the town are hoping they can win this year. The competition covers the six counties of Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Northamptonshire and Rutland.

Organised by the Royal Horticultural Society, the aim of the competition is to encourage the improvement of our surroundings through the imaginative use of trees, shrubs, flowers and landscaping. It also aims to achieve a litter free and sustainable environment.