ONCE again, my thanks to all
members and friends who've turned out planting, dead heading, weeding and litter
The raised bed in
the town centre (see below), based on a design by Kate MacKennan, is now starting to look
great, and was a
suitable finale to the visit of the North West in Bloom judges (see above). The
new cast iron planters in Church Walk look good.
There has lately
been small cases of petty theft of plants from our town centre planters and some
vandalism to the window box at St Mary's Parish Church office. Fortunately we
have some spare plants to fill the gaps.
The large planter
in front of EWM (Edinburgh Wollens Mill (High Street), planted by Minshull's Nursery, seems to get quite
a bit of petty vandalism.
I suppose in this day and age we can say we are quite
lucky it isn't a lot worse!
I ACCOMPANIED Tom Deans (North
West in Bloom judge) judging the front garden competition. It is always a
pleasure to hear Tom eulogising about various plants. He really knows his plants
and is, of course, scrupulously fair.
I think the North West in Bloom
judges were suitably impressed with what Nantwich has to offer.
always looks good and I know we are all grateful to Sue Hughes and Johnathan for
all their help.
planting at Elim Bible College is a delight and the maintenance of the planting
in Princes Court is immaculate
The sensory garden at Cheyne Hall is still looking good and the nesting duck at the brine baths
The input from Caroline and
Emma about street cleansing and recycling was appreciated, as was
James Thompson) talking about the conservation work on the Riverside.
Weaver School, as
expected, stole the judges' hearts.
The reception and
floral display at the Museum set the tone for the town walk and as did the Cocoa
The new planters and planting in front of the church were looking good as
was the market hall.
In Pillory Street, the input from the commercial sector
was appreciated as it was in High Street, Swine Market and Mill Street.
ON Wednesday next I am meeting
Claire Scaife from "Visit Chester and Cheshire" who are bringing RHS personnel
to visit Nantwich on September 23.