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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

 

 

 

Feb 21: Kent Plan Bee

Posted on 30th June, 2021

Some West Farleigh in Bloom member took part in an online seminar "Kent's Plan Bee Summit' recently. We learned about the decline of bees and other pollinators and ways in which we can help reverse this trend. This time of year is particularly difficult for bees as they still need flowers, leaves, longer grass, water and hedges to provide shelter. Plan Bee involves creating lines of trees, shrubs, areas of flower whch will attract bees and other pollinators. We wondered how we could contribure?

 

Could we build our own bee line in West Farleigh? In the cold and rain last week we began clearing a patch of verge at the top of Kettle Lane where we plan to create a lavendar bank. Whilst we wait for warmer weather to plant lavendar, we have put in some comfrey which the bees will love. We need you help to extend the bee line through the village please.

 

Please let us know on Bloom@TheFarleighs.co.uk whch bee attracting shrubs you have in your garden, and where you are, we can start plotting this information on a map. If you can think of any other areas of West Farleigh where we could plant some shrubs, please let us know!

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