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

 

 

 

August - Big Hotel, Bulb planting day and Results!

Posted on 29th August, 2018

Thank you to everyone in the village for their enthusiasm and support for our efforts so far, particularly the sunflower competition which attracted 30 household entries.  We want to keep up the momentum, and with some money in our bank account now thanks to your generosity for the walk and refreshment stops on Fathers Day, we have lots of ideas for next year.  Firstly we are going to buy lots of daffodil bulbs  to plant around the village for next spring.  We are having a planting day on Sunday 7 October and are targeting specific areas but also happy to supply bulbs for you to plant in your front gardens where they can be seen from the road. Watch this space for more details…

 

Jackie is going to attend the South East in Bloom Results Day in Brighton on 14 September to see how we have fared in our first year, and to have a sneaky peak at what our competitors are doing so we can be bigger and better next year!

 

One of our projects this year was to have a bug hotel built.  We are very excited to announce that the amazing bug hutch Tim Knowles has constructed for us has been placed on the triangle at the top of Teston Lane.  It has been built to specs mainly supplied by the R.S.P.B. It is all up cycled or reused material - bamboo tunnels to attract solitary bees and wasps,  plus two birds boxes, one either side and spaces for hedgehogs.

 

Your ideas to help enhance our beautiful village are always welcome.

 

The Bug Hutch

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