Committee blooming in June                      A NANTWICH IN BLOOM PAGE

HERE is the June 2008 report by Alderman Doug Butterill (Chairman) to the Nantwich in Bloom Committee. Ald Butterill kindly allows me to see a copy of his reports for use on this website. The main picture is supplied by him. 

















The new hanging baskets in The Cocoa Yard.

                 Picture: Alderman Doug Butterill













FIRST, my thanks to all who have helped with planting, weeding, watering and litter picking in town.

   I expect shortly that the town centre bed designed by Kate McKinnon will be ready for planting. The plants have been delivered to St Mary's Parish Church compound. Without the use of this for storing plants, fertiliser and compost, our job would have been a lot more difficult.

   The two new planters next to the church (left) are looking good and I have already received many compliments, as I do continually about the station which has been transformed.

   Unfortunately the planters for Church walk will not be delivered until early July. I am trying to get (the suppliers) to give us top priority!

   I met up with members of Nantwich Garden Guild who told me they were keen to co-operate with us.


AT short notice Lucy Johnson asked me to make and plant up two small planters for the floating garden.

   These were displayed on our stand in The Square and certainly brightened up "Saturn", the narrow boat which left Audlem and travelled to Middlewich along the Shropshire Union Canal.

   On Monday, June 9, Weaver Primary School pupils and the Chairman of the Town Council (Cllr Keith Cafferty) presented wild flower plants for the narrow boat to transport them to Middlewich.

   The seeds for these plants were sown by the pupils from Weaver school and the seedlings planted up and nurtured by Nantwich in Bloom. These will be planted

in Marbury Country Park.

   I represented Nantwich in Bloom at the opening of the









THE Cocoa Yard (pictured here and above) is looking great thanks to co-operation between Andy Butler at Lamont Commercial, Crewe and Nantwich Borough Council Direct services and Nantwich in Bloom. 








Middlewich Boat and Folk festival where "Saturn" and the other floating gardens were moored. 


THE RHS judges have expressed a wish to visit Nantwich on Tuesday, September 23 - the day before the awards presentation at Chester. I believe this is a great honour for the town.

   My initial suggested route around town for them also includes a visit to the Church for a short guided tour then a guided walk to see many of our medieval buildings built after the Great Fire of Nantwich - not forgetting the



floral displays, particularly our raised bed built for Cheshire Year of The Garden 08.


THE cheese and wine evening and the talk on "The Monet Garden" was very successful.  My thanks to Janet and her team and, of course, Tom Deans.


FINALLY, my thanks again to all at Crewe and Nantwich Borough Council's Direct Works whose support is invaluable.




Planters outside  the Museum

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