Solihull in Bloom has officially been launched for 2015.
The annual competition celebrates the green-fingered residents of Solihull who help to keep the borough looking ‘blooming great.’
Residents can enter themselves or nominate neighbours in a wide range of categories, from front gardens to hanging baskets.
The deadline for entries is Friday, June 12, with judging taking place during July. To mark the opening of the competition, Coun Robert Hulland, cabinet member for environment and housing, visited the Mell Square flowerbed which has been transformed for the competition.
Sponsors of the event include Seddon Garden Machinery and GreenThumb, Gro-Organic and Notcutts Garden Centre. Coun Hulland said: “In Solihull we take a lot of pride in our borough and its beautiful green spaces and I would encourage anyone with a passion for gardening to get involved with Solihull Neighbourhoods in Bloom.”
“The hard work by residents and support from local businesses that goes into keeping gardens, allotments and community areas clean and green really exemplifies the spirit of our borough.”
Two new categories for this year have been designated for young gardeners (under 19) and disabled gardeners. SNIB is run in partnership with Chelmsley Wood and Fordbridge Town Councils and Solihull Community Housing (SCH). To enter, you can download an entry form at www.solihull.gov.uk/solihullinbloom