BRIGHT blooms are returning to Bolton thanks to a group of dedicated volunteers, but they need help.

Daisy Hill in Bloom is starting its Summer season on Saturday, with the first plants being placed this weekend.

The group will be out and about again for the 11th year, bringing geraniums and daisy, along with a whole host of flowers, to boxes and tubs around the town.

The group’s work is popular, but the organisation itself consists of just eight members.

They are welcoming volunteers to come forward and lend a hand with the planting.

Jill Aldred, chair of Daisy Hill in Bloom, said: “We wish we had more people to help. They don't have to commit for a long time and people really do appreciate what we're doing.

"We spend an hour doing it at a time and then spread it over different days.

Daisy Hill in Bloom is also on the hunt for help with watering the flowers during the hot Summer months.

Ms Aldred said: “We would really love it people could help us water them over the Summer.

“There’s only a few of us and it would be great if residents could volunteer to water the planters nearest their houses.

“At the moment we have to go around in cars with bottles of water!”

The group of green fingered volunteers have been planting blossoms around the town since 2008.

Ms Aldred said: "It's quite hard work but we love it. It looks so nice and we get lovely messages from people."

Daisy Hill in Bloom is also often praised at the Westhoughton town council for its efforts to bring colour and life to the area, with the council providing small grants to help the group with some of the expenses.

Councillor Deirdre McGeown pledged her support to the volunteers.

She said: “I am looking forward, as a Daisy Hill councillor, to working with the volunteers at Daisy Hill in bloom and will support all the hard work that they have done for the past few years.”

Volunteers can meet the Daisy in Bloom group on Saturday at 10am and Sunday at 2pm to give them a help with planting. The group will meet at St James' Church. There will also be a planting session on June 8.

All volunteers are welcome to come with trowel if possible, those who are under should come with a responsible adult.