A HANGING basket competition has been launched for children to encourage the next generation of green fingers.

This is the first year of the competition.

Children from the Tudno ward gathered behind the Rugby Club on Thursday, June 3 to begin the planting out of their baskets for the contest, which is being led by Veronica Dufty in conjunction with the Town Council’s Llandudno 'in bloom' committee.

Flowers were provided free by B&Q and expert gardeners, from the bloom committee, were on hand to help the youngsters.

A spokesperson from Llandudno Town Council said: "The competition was organised by Mrs Veronica Dufty, a Llandudno resident, in conjunction with the town council’s Llandudno in Bloom committee as part of this year’s Llandudno in Bloom campaign.

"The competition was a pilot project open to children in the Rhuddlan Avenue which we hope to expand to other areas next year.

"The children came to the Rugby Club to plant their baskets and take them away.

"Judging will be held in August.

"The mayor of Llandudno, MP for Aberconwy Robin Millar and the Llandudno in Bloom Chairman, cllr Louise Emery will act as judges.

"The judges will be looking for signs that the baskets have been looked after and watered regularly, with prizes offered for the best looking basket."