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!
How to enter
Entries for 2014 are now closed. The campaign for 2015 gets underway in September once the awards presentations have taken place .Click here to get more information and download all the application forms.
Heart of England 2014 Results
The awards ceremonies have now been held and the results and comments now published!
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