Almost 2,000 flowers and shrubs have been planted around Meriden in the hope of winning gold in the village’s first entry to Solihull in Bloom.
Dovetail Facilities Management, in partnership with Meriden Parish Council, donated over £3,000 worth of foliage and manpower in a bid to be named best village in the regional heat of the RHS horticultural campaign. The work includes extensive planting at the B4104 traffic island and the creation of a poppy-shaped flower bed, opposite the Bull’s Head, to mark the 100th anniversary of World War I.
Lee Butterworth, director of Dovetail, said the scheme was “part of our pledge to give back to the local community.”
Solihull in Bloom judging is held next month.