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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

Village Entry 2020 

 

Due to Covid-19, the competition this year is being judged remotely by a powerpoint presentation on our efforts rather than a face to face visit by the judges.

 

To read our 2020 entry please see here:

Village Entry 2019 

 

The judges visited West Farleigh on 4th July 2019 to see and access our efforts. They were given a presentation ahead of their visit which is attached below.

 

To read our 2019 entry please see here:

Read more about our floral efforts in the community:

 

Flower Arrangers at All Saints

 

Monthly Litter Picking

 

 

Churchyard Entry 2020

 

Due to Covid-19, the competition this year is being judged remotely by a powerpoint presentation on our efforts rather than a face to face visit by the judges.

 

To read our entry please see below:

Churchyard Entry 2019

 

The judges visited West Farleigh on 4th July 2019 to see and access our efforts. They were given a presentation ahead of their visit which is attached below.

 

To read our 2019 entry please see here:

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

 

 

 

October: Double Silver!

Posted on 29th November, 2019

Success for West Farleigh in Bloom! At the recent South East in Bloom Awards we won two silvers!! One for the Village in Bloom – improving on our bronze last year, and one for the churchyard in our first year of entering – which is an amazing achievement for Martyn and his team. Thanks to everyone who has supported us. Now we need to up our game again if we are to do even better next year. We are planning more bulb planting around the village – if anyone has a spare grass verge in front of their property they would like us to plant up please let us know – bloom@thefarleighs.co.uk. Wild flower planting is very popular with the judges and to impress them even more we are going to establish a wild flower meadow on the Ewell Lane Triangle. To involve younger people in our projects and to raise awareness of the plight of the bees and butterflies, we wonder if any of the younger generation would be like to look after a bee/butterfly attracting plant which we would provide. In return we would ask for photos and information to include next year: have more bees/butterflies have come to your garden since having the plant, time of year, time of day etc. If you would be interested in this project please contact bloom@thefarleighs.co.uk. Finally – a big thank you to all of you who grew sunflowers. We hope even more of you will grow them next year – particularly as one of us discovered an interesting fact about sunflowers this week. A recent study shows that sunflowers co-operate below the surface, sharing nutrients and demonstrating collaborative behavior – could we ask for a better symbol for our village?

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