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People in York Urged to Plant Yellow Flowers for Tour de France

Planting the City Yellow 210314

12:19pm 21st March 2014

People in York,are being asked to plant yellow flowers to help welcome the Tour de France on 6 July.

Sonja Crisp from York Council said: “Whether it’s a stunning window box, a bike-shaped pattern of plants in the front garden or even a bicycle basket of blooms, green-fingered participants should know that plants mean prizes, thanks to a city-wide competition."

“Thanks to local sponsor Aldby Field Nurseries, 1,500 packs of French marigold seeds, compost, a seed tray and instructions will be available free to residents keen to start sowing.”

The packs can be collected from:

  • Haxby Library on Friday 28 March from 12 noon to 6pm
  • Strensall Library on Monday 31 March from 2-5pm
  • Fulford Library on Tuesday 1 April from 2-5pm
  • Bishopthorpe Library on Wednesday 2 April from 2-5pm
  • Tang Hall Library on Monday 7April from 12 noon to 7pm.

The best displays could win prizes, to enter, email: plantyork@york.gov.uk by 15th June with your name, address, phone number and a few photos of your display as well as which category you wish to enter:   

  • Best-dressed house
  • Best dressed B&B or hotel
  • Best school display
  • Best community display
  • Best street displays
  • Best residential street
  • Best parade of shops

Category winners will be given a planted-up hanging basket, second prizes will win a large tray of bedding plants and third prizes will be a smaller tray of mixed bedding.

For more information about Planting the City Yellow and the competition, visit York: Be part of it at www.york.gov.uk/tourdefrance or go to www.experiencetherace.com

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