Six local Primary schools, Millfields Primary, Highfield Academy, St Anne’s Catholic Primary, Weaver Primary, Nantwich Academy and Pear Tree Primary were awarded a Greenfingers certificate by Nantwich in Bloom for decorating and planting up large plant pots with colourful plants to attract bees and butterflies. The pots were beautifully decorated depicting a variety of pollinating insects.
Children and staff from some of the participating schools also met the judges from North West in Bloom in July outside St Mary’s Church where the pots were on display and helped Nantwich win the Gold Award in the North West in Bloom competition.
Sue Sherwood and Penny Rowlinson from Nantwich in Bloom attended school assemblies to show the Nantwich in Bloom Gold Award to the keen young gardeners, to thank the staff and pupils, and present the Greenfingers certificates along with some spring bulbs, hyacinths, daffodils and crocuses to be planted to produce a colourful display in the early spring.
A Green fingers Certificate and spring bulbs were also presented to Elmscot Nursery for their large planted pot which was displayed to the judges.
If any other local schools or nurseries would like to decorate and plant a pot next year, please contact Penny firstname.lastname@example.org or Sue email@example.com. We will supply the pots and compost.
We are also inviting other community groups to join in a ‘Memories of times gone by’ decorated and planted pot project to support the Dementia Friendly Nantwich campaign. If your community group or elderly people’s home would like to be involved, please contact Sue Hughes firstname.lastname@example.org