KNOBBLY vegetables like the ones that used to be sent to the TV programme "That's Life" will have their day again this summer when Rushmoor in Bloom 2002 launches a hunt for "the most unusual shaped fruit or vegetable." Other contests with a difference this year are for the best photo of Rushmoor in Bloom and "the best haircut on a grass head."

This year's main competition has 14 different categories covering front gardens, shop windows, balconies, residents' associations, pubs, care homes and others.

Chairman Coun. Rosemary Possee said there were new categories for this year covering the best garden for wildlife and the best Jubilee display. Pre-judging is in July with finals day August 1. Sponsors Badshot Lea Garden Centre are giving every worthy competition entrant a free bulb patio kit and entering them in a free prize draw in November for £150, £50 and £25 worth of gardening vouchers.

Brochures with all the details are now available at all Rushmoor run facilities. Ring 01252 398000 or email kfryer@rushmoor gov.uk

** L-R: Colonel Chris Harris, Vice Chaiman of Rushmoor in Bloom, Coun. Rosemary Possee, Chairman for Rushmoor, Gary Davies, Area Manager for Badshot Lea Garden Centre and Coun. Nigel Baines, Portfolio Holder for Borough Services.