For the fifth year running the Trawden-in-Bloomers have again won the Gold Award in the prestigious North West in Bloom competition. An outstanding achievement and thoroughly deserved by everyone concerned
A great big thank you to the whole team.
Following on from the judges visit on 4th July, the Parish Council have now been advised by North West in Bloom, that the TiB team have once again been successful in achieving an award. The Prize giving will take place on October, and we wish the whole team best of luck and enjoy the ceremony.
The North West in Bloom judges came on Monday 10th July 2017, and the group received an invitation for the volunteers to join the prize giving ceremony which was held last Friday, 3rd November. It was wonderful to learn that they had once again, won a GOLD prize. Well done to all those involved in making the Village look amazing throughout the year.
Trawden in Bloom is run by a group of local volunteers. Our aim is to make our parish look attractive.
We plant flowers, take up weeds, litter pick and look for places that can be improved.
It sounds very simple but takes a lot of hard work, especially when it is time to plant winter bulbs or summer bedding.
Of course, all the previous seasons flowers have to be removed, checked for pests and new compost added.
To keep costs down, we try to recycle many of our plants and we produce some of our own compost using composters and well-rotted horse manure.
We are always happy to accept sponsorship, to help pay for some of the flowers and such sponsors can have their names and contact numbers added to flower containers.
We are able to create memorial flower barrels for loved ones. The barrel can have a plaque attached with relevant information. There are three examples in the Community Centre car park if you would like to check them out.
We meet on Tuesday mornings at 10.00a.m. and usually work for two hours.
If anyone would like to come along and help, we would love to include you in our group.
Please contact us via the Parish Council 'Contact Us' form where your details will be passed to Cllr Bev Robinson. She will then contact you direct.
My garden is a wonderful plot of land with many different plants and scents, small animals and a pond. The garden is especially impressive when it starts to get warmer and the roses bloom, the lilacs release their fragrance and the berries ripen. That' s when I like to spend every free minute in my wonderful garden.
I've turned one part of it into a vegetable garden where I can grow potatoes, carrots, onions, runner beans and other seasonal fruits and vegetables. There's also a large herb garden with coriander, parsley, sage and much more. This patch of green comes with a handy side effect in the kitchen: fresh herbs can spice up any dish.
Have a look around and see my lovely garden with your own eyes!