It’s been a really busy few weeks removing the winter plants from the barrier planters and barrels, mixing compost and topsoil and ordering/picking up our summer plants! But finally this morning we started planting. We weren’t deterred by the rain and managed to get all the planters surrounding the roundabout in Wallasey Village finished. Thank you to Barbara and our new member Jane for all their help.
It’s amazing how quickly we were finished, not least because of Suzie’s organising skills and the fact that we completely ignored the rain!
We’ll be working our way through the village over the next week or so and hope to complete the planting by the end of May.
Huge thanks to Parkside Veterinary Surgery for letting us use their water supply and The Crusty Cob for a welcome cup of coffee – just what we needed.
The planters will burst into colour over the next few weeks and we hope you enjoy the show.
In the next few weeks, we’ll be out planting up the different areas around Wallasey Village – the Mediterranean area (Bayswater Road/Harrison Drive) is first on our list of ‘things to do’. Would you be able to help?
We’ve had a fantastic response to everything we’ve done so far, but we are still a small team.
If you can help us, call Suzi on 07919 367088 for more information, or contact us using the slip below.
We work as a group and even an hour a week would be a tremendous help.
Local groups in Wallasey have given very generous donations which will help us continue to ‘Make our Village Smile with Flowers’.
Thank you to Wallasey Rotary Club who invited us to their March meeting to give a presentation on how we started up ‘Wallasey Village in Bloom’ and how it has impacted on the local community. We were made very welcome and had a great evening. Photo: l to r: Suzie, Leah, Dr Ben Quinn and Val
We also went to see the Leasowe WI. A lovely group who were very interested in what we were doing. They wanted to sponsor two barrier planters – one at either end of the village – and gave us a cheque to cover the costs.
We were also invited to Wallasey Athletic Club who meet at Harrison Hall to collect a cheque from their members. It was good to put faces to names! Photo – l to r: Michelle, Val and Suzie
At the end of 2016, and before the cold and icy weather set in, we removed the geraniums and begonia from our planters, barrier baskets and barrels for over-wintering, which will be re-planted in the spring – it helps to save on costs. Huge thanks to Val for building the cold-frame and storing the plants over the winter period.
We are pleased to say that we’ve decorated a tree for the Festival held at St Nicholas Church this year, it’s open daily all this week from 2pm to 4.30pm, pop along and have a look (ours in the red tree!).
Our aim is to make Wallasey Village smile with flowers 🙂 and, as a non-profit community group we have to hold fundraising events to achieve this and, when appropriate, apply to various funding streams which help to pay for the barrier planters and flowers you see around – including the boating area and Mike’s Circle!
We’re not asking for a donation, but to help us to continue our work, please find the time to vote for us HERE …