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A Manchester gardening group are preparing for a visit from the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS).
Heather Stemp, who has been a part of the Didsbury in Bloom troupe for three years, said that its members are aiming to make the south Manchester suburb a "more attractive place to work, shop and live", according to the Manchester Evening News.
It seems to be working well for the leafy borough, which is competing in the best Urban Community category at this year's national In Bloom contest.
But it isn't just a self-sufficient project. Manchester City Council has backed the group, with some local ward councillors also actively fundraising for them.
A benefit concert for Didsbury in Bloom, entitled A Blooming Good Do, is expected to be a huge success and will allow volunteers to access better equipment and more exotic flowers!
The event will take place on September 18th at the local Slug and Lettuce bar, with tickets £5 on the door.