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Summer Newsletter

For the 8th consecutive year, Nantwich in Bloom were again awarded the Gold medal in the Northwest in Bloom 2018 competition for their floral displays and other horticultural projects around the town.  We aim to continue with this winning formula and this year the judging emphasis is on environmental sustainability.

Wild flower seeds have been sown at Coed Wen by pupils of our primary schools and the theme of encouraging pollinators is continuing with our floral displays in the town centre.  Our volunteers are currently busy producing butterfly decorations in willow and have involved volunteers from the Museum craft group in this endeavor.  Plans are also in hand to produce summer bunting using unbleachable calico dyed with natural vegetable dye.  these items crafted to complement the floral displays will be seen around the town during the summer.

We are committed to reduce waste whenever we can and all plastic bedding plant trays delivered to us will be returned to our suppliers to be used again.

We now have dates for this year’s judging and are asking you for your help:

Monday 8th July – Allotments Judging

Friday 15th July** – Judging for Northwest In Bloom

Monday 15th July – Community & Care Homes Judging

Friday 26th July** – Judging floral displays for businesses, shops & pubs

Planted themed hanging baskets and tubs have been offered to our business community at very competitive prices for display outside their premises.  The Town Council and ANSA have undertaken the watering of these town centre displays.  If you are contemplating a summer window display, please will you theme it around butterflies and bees to support our pollinator theme, which will all count in the judging.

To show all displays to their best advantage, could we call upon you helopf on the two starred ** judging dates to make sure your plants are presented in prime condition and well watered, dead headed and looking amazing!

On behalf of Nantwich in Bloom volunteers, thank you so much for your help and commitment in helping to present Nantwich in Bloom.

We urgently need more volunteers – just for an hour or two at irregular intervals to join the team and keep our town displays colourful and interesting.

Its a friendly team – come and join us!