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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.

In 2020 we were so pleased to be awared a Silver Gilt.

 

Fingers crossed for 2021!

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

Kent's Plan Bee

 

Kent County Council are building pollinators into all their initiatives. More can be found out here

 

 

We are also joining the BBC's Big Bee Challenge to promote this in our environment too.

Village Entry 2021

 

Our presentation for West Farleigh in Bloom 2021, Village Entry.

 

To read our 2021 entry, please see 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 2021

 

Our presentation for West Farleigh in Bloom 2021, Churchyard Entry.

 

To read our 2021 entry, please see here:

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

 

 

 

Bulb Planting 2020

Posted on 30th June, 2021
As everyone is no doubt aware, life for bees and other pollinators is becoming quite grim
with loss of habitat and climate change. West Farleigh in Bloom are joining Kent's Plan Bee
to see what we can do in the village to build “bee lines” (areas of wildflower, longer grass,
hedging). The intention of Plan Bee is to build bee lines all over the country with the aim of
them joining up.
 
We are looking to plant some pear trees on the back of Ray’s article in last month’s Lifeline on the impact of losing the pear orchard in East Farleigh and also to encourage pollinators. There are ways we can all get involved - for example:
 
all-year round flowers - to provide suitable habitats for the 4 stages of
insect life and give nourishment and shelter in the winter as well
leave some piles of leaves for the winter
leave an area of long grass in your lawn
provide water
use containers and window boxes
dont use chemicals !
buy organic products to discourage the use of pesticides.
 
Looking forward to spring the team have been out bulb planting around the village and in the churchyard: 1650 assorted spring bulbs (iris reticulata, English bluebells, aconites, scillia, giant snowdrops) plus 25 kgs of tahiti daffodilsso fingers crossed for a fine display around the village. 

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