This month was of course dominated by the visit of the Yorkshire in Bloom judges, so there were many extra gardening sessions to make sure that the town was in tip top shape; though our efforts continued throughout the month, especially making sure that everything was well watered during the hot weather.
The judging of our own annual local Garden Competition took place this month also. Castle Hill garden club continued until the end of term, and the children were delighted to be visited by the YIB judges.
May & June
May is the month we always replace the spring displays with summer bedding; this is a big job requiring many hands, so we were pleased to get extra volunteers helping this year. At the start of June, to add to the floral display, the hanging baskets are put in place. Many businesses opt into this scheme which helps to make the town attractive in summer.
Lengthening days meant that we could resume evening gardening sessions; much time was spent keeping Patmos garden weeded and tidy. Special efforts were also made to tidy at the herb garden opposite the cricket club.
Twice weekly garden club sessions were held at Castle Hill school for the children.
As usual, in May, we attended the Mayor making ceremony. Also we had our traditional promotional stall at the Country Fair held on Centre Vale Park.
March & April
egular Sunday morning gardening sessions kept the team busy throughout March and April; in particular, the gateway garden opposite Site pizzeria was weeded and planted with insect friendly plants to provide a beautiful spring and early summer flower display. Additionally, two new planters were installed on platform 2 at the railway station. These were filled with good pollinating plants such as calendula, nasturtium and sunflowers to complement the herbs in the IET beds.
Castle Hill school garden club resumed in March and weekly lunchtime sessions held for the children.
Behind the scenes, strenuous efforts continued to find new sources of funding.
April was an exciting month as the Britain in Bloom programme featuring our town, our team and local citizens, was aired on the BBC. A very positive view of Todmorden was presented, and the publicity helped us to recruit new members.
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