West Farleigh in Bloom

 

 

West Farleigh in Bloom

 

West Farleigh entered the Village category of South and South East in Bloom for the first time in 2018 and we received a Bronze certificate which we were all very pleased with.

 

In 2019 we have once again entered the Village cateogry and also the Churchyard category additionally. We look forward to a colourful year ahead (and hopefully Silver!)

 

2018 Sunflower competition Results

 

We ran 2 competitions throughout the village in 2018, inclusing tallest sunflower and best display:

 

Holly French from The Hollow won the tallest sunflower competition with a flower that reached 2.74meters tall.

 

Best Display sunflower competition was judged by Jon fenton, head gardener at Smiths Hall and Lifeline columnist. Gabby King won the with her sunflowers all growing up the telegraph pole outside her house.

 

Both won trophies to keep and commemorate their fantastic achievements. 

Read more about our floral efforts in the community:

 

The churchyard is looking good

 

Flower Arrangers at All Saints

 

Monthly Litter Picking

 

All Saints Plant Sale (Coming Soon)

 

Smiths Hall NGS Open Day (Coming Soon)

Read our Monthly blog about birds, animals and wildlife in West Farleigh by local resident Ray Morris.  Farleigh Feathers 

Read our Monthly blog about gardening by professional gardener Jon Fenlon.

This Month in the Garden

 

 

 

May - visit from Kent Wildlife Trust

Posted on 31st May, 2018

In early May, Kent Wildlife Trust were invited to West Farleigh to discuss ideas to promote animals, birds and insects and make the village more environmentally friendly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Their 2 main suggestions included:

1. Focusing on Quarry Wood which is already a managed reserve, to ensure there are routes for wildlife from here to the River Medway. The suggestions they made were to use Ewell stream and Kettle Lane as this linked well and made a triangluar route.

2. They promote Verge Nature Reserves and suggested that the boarder of the Village Green could be wild flowers, just being cut twice a year. The grass cuttings could be given to Dandelion Time in the village who keep goats for extra feed and if cut just round its borders to ensure it is neat with a path through the middle it would be attractive as well.Suggesting seeing what comes up naturally year one and then adding seeds to it if needed going forward.

 

As we walked through the village they highlighted the wild array of natural beauty we are lucky enough to already have on our doorstep.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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