Our Latest News - October

October Update

Wonderful autumn colours and some fine days enabled the team to continue with weeding and tidying in public areas, before the major task of changing the summer bedding in the containers and barrier baskets. This has now been replaced with spring flowering bulbs, topped with violas and cinerarias. We are trying out a lighter colour scheme this year with mainly white flowers, including crocus, narcissus and hyacinths. Fingers crossed for a lovely display in the spring.

Our annual presentation evening for the Garden Competition awards took place this month; as ever it was a great chance for us to celebrate the impressive gardening skills and enthusiasm of local people. The mayor councillor Steph Booth, herself a keen gardener, presented awards. Over an impressive buffet provided by Junipers and homemade cakes provided by our team members, the gardening community had a good chat and a very enjoyable time.

After closure due to playground refurbishment, Castle Hill garden club reopened and we managed to squeeze in a few sessions while the weather remained clement. With their usual enthusiasm and interest, the children helped to tidy the vegetable beds and plant spring bulbs and violas. They also did a good job of seed collecting. Hopefully we can use these next year to grow more good things. We decided to leave the annuals such as calendula and borage to self seed for more, free, bee friendly colourful flowers next year.

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Jean Butterworth (Chair)
Tel: 01706 817492

Norman Overend (Deputy Chair)
Tel: 01706 812205

Sheila Greenwood (Fundraising Secretary)
Tel: 0779 2019 940

Geoff Greenwood (Committee Member)
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