This is what we do whenever we are able to. Last year we re-planted a small bay tree at the library. It had been in a pot and we were a bit concerned that it wouldn’t make it at first, but with a little TLC – well, just look at it now!
We love recycling, re-using and re-planting – it makes us happy Bloomers!
In special recognition of the centenary to the fallen in WW1, Wallasey Village in Bloom wanted to pay their respects. Some of the WVIB team, with the help of family and friends hand knitted over 200 of these beautiful poppies which are displayed on the outside wall of Wallasey Village Library, the original idea was to create just a hundred but enthusiasm took over and we also added laurel leaves to the display – lest we forget.
We’re so incredibly proud of our achievement yesterday at the Royal Horticultural Society’s Britain in Bloom (North West) Awards ceremony in Southport, where we were presented with ‘Gold‘ for all our efforts in 2018.
We have worked hard all year round but we could not have done it without our amazing volunteers and the continued support of local businesses and local Wallasey people. Thank you.
You may have noticed a bench at Mike’s Circle on Bayswater Road over the past few months and wondered why it was there. The Circle is named after Mike Brassey and the bench is dedicated to him. Mike is the father of Suzanne (who is one of the founding members of Wallasey Village in Bloom) and he gave us lots of advice and help in those early months.
It’s two years this week that Mike passed away, so we thought it would be lovely to get his family and friends there and raise a glass to him. We hope you enjoy using the bench and maybe have a little rest there on your travels.
Last week we had been busy removing the now wilting summer plants in readiness for winter planting!
So early Saturday morning the whole team were out putting together the planters in Wallasey Village, Grove Road and Wallasey Village Library. This year we have winter pansies, trailing violas and a few ornamental cabbages (a first for us, they look fabulous and we’re looking forward to seeing how they take). We also took down the cuffs on lampposts to prepare them for planting later in the week.
Huge thanks to Nick at Stollies for the coffees and Rostherne Nursery Ltd for the beautiful plants.
Saturday morning and afternoon in photos!
WALLASEY VILLAGE : GROVE ROAD
WALLASEY VILLAGE LIBRARY – we’ve planted ornamental cabbages this year!