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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. In 2019 we entered both the Village category and also the Churchyard category. In both we reached Silver medals.


We are entering the same 2 categories again in 2020 and are still aiming to better ourselves, at least a Silver Gilt this year!

Kent Wildlife Trust


We liaise with the local Kent Wildlife Trust alot in our efforts to support the environment in our village.


We have worked together to designate a large green expance managed by the Highways agency as a 'Wilder Verge'

They are also promoting Wild About Gardens which we are embracing. More can be found out here

Read more about our floral efforts in the community:


Flower Arrangers at All Saints


Monthly Litter Picking



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: Sunflower Seeds

Posted on 29th November, 2019

With your Lifeline, you should have received a packet of sunflower seeds. You can plant these and help the village [in] Bloom! With judicious watering, you might win the sunflower competition as well! Plant seeds somewhere sunny, not boggy, 6” apart, 1 or 2” deep. Water lightly until seeds sprout. When true leaves appear, separate plants to 2’ apart. That’s it! Need help? email bloom@thefarleighs.co.uk


The West Farleigh in Bloom team have been busy this month – finding sunflower seeds and packing them up to give to you! Please plant them somewhere prominent where they will be seen by the judges when they visit us on 4 July. We will be holding our tallest sunflower competition again this year with judging to take place on Saturday 24 August – let’s see if we can beat the number of entries this year and put West Farleigh on the map as the village of sunflowers!


There is exciting news from our wildlife area on the triangle at the top of Teston Lane. Ray has been to inspect the three bird boxes and one of them has a nest with 8 eggs in!! (SEE RAY’S PHOTO IN FARLEIGH FEATHERS over). Last Sunday some of the team were out digging up the triangle at the bottom of Ewell Lane in preparation for the seeding of wild flowers. Typically we haven’t had any rain since - we are hoping they will germinate and grow! We have also tidied up the rocks on the top corner of the Green and are hoping to build a rockery there. If anyone has any boulders they no longer need please let us know and we will collect them.


As the judges will be viewing the village from the road anything we can do to tidy up the verges and plant nice flowers will help our entry enormously! Our next meeting is on 9 May at 7.30 pm at the Good Intent. New members are always welcome to join us, and of course if anyone has any ideas please let us know

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