ENVIRONMENTAL group Wilmslow in Bloom is asking for residents’ help with their entry in this year’s North West in Bloom competition, but what they’re asking for is not quite what you’d expect.

This year, the team is aiming to create a greenhouse in Bank Square out of plastic bottles.

Georgie Johnson, a member of Wilmslow in Bloom, said: “These greenhouses are remarkably effective and use up plastic bottles that would otherwise have to go in your recycling bin.

“Once the greenhouse has been created it will be in Bank Square as a place to come and swap seedlings and plants for everyone to enjoy.”

The team needs hundreds of empty two-litre plastic bottles, which should be either green or clear, not crushed, and with their labels removed. Donations can be dropped off at Sainsburys on Alderley road, or in large bags that will be in Bank Square from Monday, April 9.

North West in Bloom is part of Britain in Bloom, an environmental competition which sees communities create and maintain attractive environments which benefit residents and visitors alike. It aims to encourage the improvement of an area’s surroundings through the imaginative use of trees, shrubs, flowers and landscaping, as well as aiming to achieve a litter free and sustainable environment.

Wilmslow in Bloom is going for its sixth gold medal this year with the theme of ‘Blooming Wilmslow’.

For more information or to get involved, email wilmslowinbloom@gmail.com