Blooming Blogs

**BLOOMING BUDDIES SUMMER BLOG 2021**

This summer’s photos show that we do more than just weeding and sometimes we put our volunteers behind bars for everyone’s safety!

The Wizard of Oz arrives at Boughey Corner

We are loving the Wizard of Oz theme that is occupying Boughey Corner at the moment.
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Baskets Up 2021

We’d like to say a huge “thank you” to everyone – including Logalog.net, Naggington’s (& Graham Rogers, who came to.our rescue) who came out and helped us with the baskets today – although it took slightly longer than usual (and the weather was against us), Newport highstreet is looking lovely again.
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Plant & Book Sale 2021

We would like to thank everyone who came out and supported our Plant & Book Sale on Saturday.
Not forgetting of course, everyone who donated plants books & dvd’s!
Your generosity and support has helped Newport in Bloom’s 1st fundraising event of the year be such a success, raising an impressive £1112.21
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Something for the Juniors

Something for any budding Junior Bloomers to get involved in during half term week!

It's National Children's Gardening Week!

**BLOOMING BUDDIES BLOG SPRING 2021**

The joys of gardening! Dodging rain, marigolds by the canal towpath eaten by slugs, lupins at Wrekin covered in aphids and a dandelion fest at all our sites, such has been the lot of Blooming Buddies so far this year.
Luckily there has been plenty to celebrate as well, the white cherry tree by the entrance to Wrekin Avenue had an argument with a digger in 2016 but has now fully recovered and put on a good display of blossom this year with the hope of cherries to come.
The photos show how we continue to be supported in our
work by residents of Newport. The blue iris (and many other plants) are maintained by our Phantom Planter and an old spirea gratefully accepted from another resident now lives on in four new plants.
Families following the Bird Box Trail have discovered our Wrekin Avenue and Hawkstone Avenue sites for the first time which is lovely for us and a success for Bird Box Banksy.

**Our Annual Plant & Book Sale is back!** 2021

Following a further easing of restrictions next week, we are pleased to announce that Newport in Bloom’s annual Plant & Book Sale will be going ahead this year!
We are looking forward to seeing you all on Saturday 29th May 2021.
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Relocation of Tractor Tyre Planters

We’d like to say a huge THANK YOU to Mark Hall (the Grounds Manger at Harper Adams University) for coming to our rescue last week and transporting the two tractor tyres from Forton Road to their new home at Chetwynd Firs Kennels & Cattery.

 

Crossroads on Stafford Road

We’d like to say a big “Thank You” to two of our volunteers Magda & Przemek for clearing & planting the area on the Crossroads of Stafford Road. It’s looking great!

 

**Operation Hutchison’s Way** – May 2021

We have had a very successful two days removing and re-instating quite a large number of bulbs from “Hutch” and they are all now happily planted up in their new homes. It was very hard work but the perfect time to remove them.
The area was visited weekly by two of our volunteers to ascertain the best time to remove the bulbs before they were over, and if left it any longer, we wouldn’t have been able to identify them.
Our heartfelt thanks to Barbara, who’s impeccable organisation meant that the whole operation went smoothly. Luckily, the weather was perfect as well!
Although, there was some negativity on Facebook prior to the event, we have had only positive comments since, from everyone who was walking at Hutch on the day. Walkers and passersby appreciated that to re-situate the bulbs was the best thing to do.
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