People in York Urged to Plant Yellow Flowers for Tour de France
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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