Benwick in Bloom Update

Benwick in Bloom Update

The Benwick in Bloom team have now cleared the shrubbery of weeds, cut back the bushes and seeded with wild flowers.

The footprint of the old St Mary’s church has also been seeded with Flanders poppies and wild flowers. There is at present still a lot of work in the cemetery with the clearing of large weeded areas and general tidying up, plus more planting is to be carried out, but we are well on the way to completion and hopefully with good weather all will be finished in time for the Anglia in Bloom
competition judging.

It has been a very busy month for our small team and over the next month we will also be planting up our tubs with the red, white and blue theme we are using this year in honour of the WWI centenary. We will also over the next few weeks be planting more perennials in the play park and Skiefs Row.

The Benwick Scout Group have built two obelisks for the two beds in the front of the play park and The Beavers are painting them, once fully completed they will be installed for plants to grow up them and further enhance the borders.

Valerie Gobie has been very busy setting up our website and we also carried out a litter pick through the village in April and we will be planning another shortly.

Finally we would like to thank all the villagers who have given us seeds and indeed planted them up for us their help is so very much appreciated by the team.

If you have any comments or would like to assist our group in any way then email

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