Chesterfield Borough Council is repeating its popular competition for residents called ‘Chesterfield’s Still Blooming’ that aims to find the best sunflowers in the borough.
Chris Turner, Chair of the Chesterfield in Bloom committee said: “In Bloom is always a great event for Chesterfield because lots of residents, businesses and schoolchildren get involved and help brighten the town and borough.
“I hope lots of residents will once again take this opportunity to grow sunflowers and learn more about the plants in their gardens. I know competitions like this can be that spark of inspiration that encourages everyone to get their hands dirty and put some work into their gardens.”
There are three entry categories:
1. Tallest sunflower - from the top of the soil to the top of the flower (please make sure your picture is taken next to a tape measure).
2. Largest Sunflower - the largest flower head based on diameter or width (please make sure your picture is taken next to a ruler or tape measure).
3. Most Sunflowers - plant with the most sunflower heads (please try to make sure all flower heads are visible in your photo).
To enter please send a picture of your sunflower, stating your name and the category you wish to enter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
‘Chesterfield’s Still Blooming’ will run from Tuesday 20 April until Friday 10 September 2020.
Winners will be given a prize and special certificate and will also have the satisfaction of knowing they grew one of the best sunflowers in the borough.
Whilst growing your flowers, a great way of keeping children engaged is to start a plant diary and allow them to track the growth of your sunflower. This is also a good way of teaching them about how plants grow and what they need to survive. The council will be awarding prizes and special certificates for the most creative growth diaries. Please send pictures or copies of your growth diaries along with your entry to email@example.com.
April and May are the best time to start to grow your sunflowers indoors before moving them outside ready to bloom by late summer.
The council will announce the winners in the October edition of Your Chesterfield and on social media.
Find out more about the competition on our Chesterfield In Bloom page.