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Welcome to the Heart of England in Bloom

Heart of England in Bloom's (one of  the 17 Britain in Bloom UK regions/nations) campaigns are transforming communities in the region, making them greener, cleaner and instilling  a sense of local pride.

This year is the 50th Anniversary of Britain in Bloom and the theme is Growing for Gold Pollinators - judges are looking for gold coloured plants in all our entries!

Welcome to the Heart of England in Bloom

People of all ages can participate

How to enter

How to enter

Entries are now open for Heart of England in Bloom 2014. Click here to get more information and download all the application forms.

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Gardening Hints and Tips

Gardening Hints and Tips

Sunflowers can be grown in yellows, dark reds and orange colours.

Growing conditions - Sunflowers like to grow in full sun in well drained soil.

Sunflowers are mainly sown from mid-April to the end of May. They are an annual plant and will flower in August.

How to grow - Sunflowers can be sown straight in to the ground where they are going to flower, so make sure the space you are going to sow is weed free, by using a trowel to remove