Blooming Blogs

Hutchinson way and the Sheep Island – Spring 2021

Hutchinson way and the Sheep Island have changed so much in a week, there are the white wood anemones in a sea of blue.
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Local School’s “garden of painted bugs”

The extremely talented children of Moorfield school, created an amazing garden of painted bugs, to cheer the residents and visitors of Newport this Easter they are all warm and happy in the hay on Boughey corner. A great big thank you all those wonderful children


Boughey Corner is looking great!

Spring has arrived in Newport…..!

Spring has come to Boughey Corner!


We have been limited in what we could do due to the ongoing pandemic, however we did complete the delayed planting alongside the canal at Town Lock.
Another job we managed to complete was the planting in the Woodland Strip at Wrekin Avenue, a project started in January 2020 and put on hold when Plant Nurseries closed during lockdown.
Telford and Wrekin provided us with 5 Rosa Glauca, 5 Spindle trees and 5 Rowan trees. All chosen to attract pollinators and birds as well as providing colour from spring to autumn.
Newport in Bloom is grateful to Councillor Tim Nelson for funding a lorry load of manure and to the Blooming Buddies who spread this on borders by the canal and at Wrekin Avenue Play area. This is a job we would normally all enjoy doing together but social distancing meant it had to be done by just a few people this year….
Frost, snow and rain have delayed our winter pruning but we are hoping to complete this at the beginning of March once the ground is no longer water logged.
The photographs show that there has been both beauty and humour to be enjoyed at Wrekin Avenue Play Area during this winter.

Christmas at Boughey Corner 2020

Helping the local community

Junior Bloomers were unable to meet on their allotment this year, for obvious reasons, but Newport in Bloom volunteers kept the plot going and grew fruit and vegetables for the youngsters to cook at home, with their parents.
Any surplus was donated to the residents of Cornmell Lea, who had taken the decision not to grow communal vegetables of their own this year.
When the pumpkin crop was ready, those that our Juniors did not take were donated to Rotary Lite, The Hub and Cornmell Lea. One or two were pretty spectacular and surprised all of us!
We have missed the Juniors this year and hope that we will be able to open the Junior Bloomer allotment to youngsters again in spring.
We have 16 individual beds on the plot so if you have a child who would be interested in digging, growing and cropping their own vegetables, please contact us.

THANK YOU to Bloomsbury Nursery

We’d like to say a huge  who have donated 1000 plants to Newport in Bloom, enabling Winter planting in the town this year.
Thanks to Bloomsbury, we have been able to plant up:
– 7x 3 tier planters on the High Street and Granville Road
– The Station Road planters and the tubs and planters on Wellington Road.
Plants have also been added to flowerbeds at the Memorial and Boughey Corner and have also been included in the Church Bed, the planters opposite Haberdashers’ Adams, the planters on the Canal Bridge and “Big Bertha” in the Canal Basin, not forgetting the tyre planters on Forton Road.
As we have been unable to fundraise this year, this generous donation really has made a massive difference to our town

Junior Bloomer Allotment – Winter 2020

Well, that’s the Junior Bloomer allotment “put to bed” for the winter. Great Job ladies!