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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

 

 

 

May: Bee attracting plants

Posted on 30th June, 2021
Isnt it lovely to see all the spring flowers and blossom? In particular we hope you are
enjoying the thousands of daffodils we have planted around the village.
 
We have now planted lavender and comfrey at the top of Kettle Lane to start our beeline
lets make it go through the whole of West Farleigh.
 
The top 10 plants to attract bees are:
Lavender - The trusty lavender plant is an all-time favourite for bees.
Blue Borage has been proven that honeybees are most attracted to blue borage flowers.
Marjoram is a herb popular amongst honeybees and other pollinators.
Abelia (Bee Bush) - its delicate white flowers are prominent from spring through to autumn and attract both honeybees and bumblebees.
Pussy Willow trees help feed queen bumblebees as they go on a hunt for new colonies in early spring. Thitree helps bees through pollen-scarce months of March and April.
Crocus flower tends to appear during autumn, winter or spring but its the spring crocus that bees are attracted to.
Lilac produces nectar, pollen and essential blossoms for bee pollinators. The flowers reproductive success results in a growing bee population. The flowers tends to blossom in the spring through to summer and entice bees with their brightly-coloured petals.
Foxgloves are said to be fluorescent at night, acting like a landing strip” for bees as they can see in ultraviolet light. The foxglove is one of the best early summer bloomers for bees.
Monarda (Bee Balm) is regularly recommended for bees and other pollinators as its a reliable garden plant.
Chives - in order to attract bees, chives need to flower. Chives are easy to grow and easy to maintain, providingbeautiful herb to use in your kitchen and helping to save bees at the same time.
 
Please let us know if you have any of these plants in your garden and where you live in the village so that we can draw lines and see how many we can join upbloom@thefarleighs.co.uk
 
And finally please start planting your sunflowers! We would like to keep up our reputation with South East in
Bloom as the village of sunflowers, and of course we will be round to find the tallest one in a few months’ time!
 
Thanks Bloomerssome lovely flowers on the Green

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