10:34am Thursday 26th July 2012
By Chris Hewett
Tube commuters are finding themselves accompanied by fruit, vegetables and plants on their way to work as stations compete in the Underground in Bloom competition.
Entries including fruit and veg at Finchley Central, art and plant tubs at East and West Finchley stations and hanging baskets at Golders Green all make up part of the annual flower fest.
A cultivated garden at West Harrow and hanging baskets at Harrow-on-the-Hill have also been entered by green-fingered tube workers.
Staff at stations across the London Underground network have been tending to their seasonal produce, with some of the more ambitious entries including sweet potatoes at Greenford and chives at Kilburn.
Howard Collins, chief operating officer for London Underground, said: “It makes me feel very proud to hear that yet again so many staff have taken part in our annual competition. The effort they have put in has really paid off - the beautiful blooms and greenery give a real lift to tube stations and make travelling more pleasant for both international visitors and our regular customers.”
Judges are already assessing entries with a winner to be announced in September.
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