It might feel like everything is slowing down for winter, but it's the perfect time for Kiama gardeners to start planning ahead.
Keen gardeners of all standards are being encouraged to show pride in their handiwork by entering the biennial Kiama Garden Club Inc Garden Competition.
There a several categories for entrants: Best garden over half acre, best front garden incorporating a rose garden, best back yard incorporating a vegetable garden, best water-wise garden, best balcony garden or courtyard garden, best over 55s seniors home front garden, and best primary school vegetable garden.
Judging will take place during the second week of November. Entries close October 28. For more information, email co-ordinator Robert Curll, who is renowned for his roses and dahlias, at firstname.lastname@example.org.