We were thrilled that Yorkshire in Bloom awarded the town ‘Gold’ this year in the annual ‘In Bloom’ competition.
Their report included many complimentary remarks, for example that the displays this year really had the ‘Wow factor’.
Michelle Hartley, landlady of the Waggon & Horses in Walsden also achieved a gold award in the public houses category, and she attended the ceremony at York Races to collect both awards.
As usual the team had a stall at the Incredible Edible harvest Festival; we donated seeds, and bunches of herbs, also ran a raffle of garden related items, which raised money for our funds.
We were lucky to have a lovely sunny day, and lots of people showing interest.
The barrier baskets and large planters continued to put on a beautiful display throughout the month, as did the hanging baskets. Sunday work sessions were held weekly throughout the month.
Unfortunately, due to ill health it was not possible to restart the Castle Hill school garden club when term started.
Plans are underway for next year’s projects which will focus on the World War 1 centenary.
All barrier baskets and large planters were removed and replanted with the winter / spring displays in the first week of the month.
The colour theme is largely red, white and blue to reflect the WW1 centenary next year. Luckily we had fine weather for this mammoth task!
Plans for next year are progressing. We hope to develop a fernery at the back of the Patmos garden,
in recognition of famous gardeners & plant specialists from Todmorden’s past *** Also thanks to Todmorden Council
for supporting funding for repairs and replacement plants for Patmos caused by vandalism.
In partnership with the Friends of Todmorden station, our team is hoping to redecorate the waiting room on the Leeds platform, to mark next year’s WW1 centenary.
Once again Sunday gardening sessions continued throughout the month in the public space gardens, and at last Castle Hill school garden club restarted with some spring bulb planting by year 4 pupils.
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