Tuesday, 7 July 2015

The flowers look blooming marvelous

The Summer sun shone brightly yesterday on the tower road green.The flowers have now almost doubled in size since they were planted 5 weeks ago.We took the last flower bottle display from Tesco that was made by the Epping primary school children and planted them all against the wall.
What was once a shady area has now been transformed with an infusion of vibrant coloured bottles.They require no watering and have helped to encourage recycling too.We have received 152 flower bottle entries from five local schools.Councillor Les Burrows judged the competition each week in Tesco Epping.Les selected 5 winners and 5 runners up from each school.All of the children have received an invitation to our Epping in bloom presentation evening in September.They will be awarded with a certificate and a medal.

The strawberries are now ripening up on Lucy from Ivy Chimneys raised bed design.They are hidden slightly from public view as the sage is covering them.A lovely lady that was sitting on the bench yesterday was very surprised to know they was there.We picked a few and gave them to her as a treat.She told us she sits on the bench almost every day and she loves what has been done to transform a green lawn area.

The dahlias in the wooden barrels are growing very well.The bright yellow flowers compliment the purple tones of the highly scented lavenders.The aromatic scent blends mixed with rosemary now fills the air.Wooden barrels make great garden features and are not that expensive to buy.Plants tend to grow well in them as they tend to hold the water well.

 Have you visited the Tower road green yet? If you have let us know your thoughts or send to us any pictures.Email: eppinginbloom@gmail.com

We are looking for volunteers to join our lovely friendly team.If you or any one you know enjoys being outside then Epping in bloom could be the community project for you.If you have any ideas to help transform other Epping site's or can  help with a watering rota let us know.Our next Epping in bloom meeting will be on Thursday 30th July at 7.15pm Epping Hall.Come along to find out more or email us to find out more details.

Update by Victoria Robertson chairmen of Epping in bloom

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