Creative kids who carve weird and wonderful characters from potatoes could be in with a chance to win some goodies from a Harrow gardening centre.

Staff at Harrow Garden Centre, in Headstone Lane, are challenging children to put their art skills to the test and take part in the competition.

Manager Mike Townend explained: “The competition is part of our Grow Your Own Potatoes Weekend, which takes place on Saturday, February 18, and Sunday, February 19.

“It is a fun idea and we hope as many youngsters as possible enter. The models will be on display at the garden centre and we will choose the winner.

“We don’t have any hard and fast rules, but we are looking for some really creative and fun models.”

Children aged from four to 11 can enter, and entry forms are available from the Harrow Garden Centre. Forms can also be completed in-store when models are handed in to be displayed.

There are two age categories, four to seven years old and eight to 11 years old. Any shape or size potato can be entered and any other products can be used to enhance the appearance of the potato.

The winner in the four to seven age category will receive a certificate and a Yeominis Children’s Starting Gardening Carry Bag Kit.

The winner in the eight to 11 category will receive a certificate and a hand trowel and fork from the Joseph Bentley Gardener’s Apprentice range.

The closing date for entries is midday on Sunday, February 19. The models will be put on display and the winners will then be chosen by the garden centre.