A garden competition lampooned by The Sun as ‘Britain’s most boring contest’ is back for a second year.

Fence Factor, the national challenge that sets out to find Britain’s best garden fence, is now open for entries.

“We happen to think fences are very important and the way they are used can make or break a garden,” said a spokesman.

He said the name Fence Factor was “meant as a bit of fun” and was not a dig at ITV1’s X-Factor show.

“Last year the Metro ‘paper said we were a rival to X-Factor but for fences rather than singers.

“Some of the contestants they get on there are a bit wooden, so I can see where the confusion comes from!” the spokesman added.

Go to www.fencefactor.co.uk to take part.