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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.
How to enter
The RHS Theme:
The campaign will be called Green Streets: Better Lives and will run for three years, during which time we’ll be aiming to support groups to transform a total of 9,000 unloved (grey) spaces into great green spaces for people and wildlife. To help groups do this we will be offering advice, tips and resources (and free nasturtium seeds for groups in the first year). Obviously this is something that many groups already do, so we’re aiming for the campaign to support their achievements, encourage people to consider new projects and inspire others to get involved.
Please see the RHS Grass Roots magazine for further information which you can download from here
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