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“B” is for “Blooming Bay” Planting up the Town

This week the town has started to burst into bloom. The Friends of Herne Bay in Bloom work party have been busy taking delivery of plants grown on for them by Meadow Grange Nurseries since the early Spring.

They have cleared all the planters in Mortimer Street and planted them with a “red white and blue” theme. In addition they have planted and supplied Mortimer Street, Sea Street and Beltinge village shopkeepers with 80+ pots for display outside their premises. They have also replanted our large four-tier planter on Eddington roundabout.

New Bollard Planters beside The Rose Inn
New Bollard Planters beside The Rose Inn

Serco have installed the many barrier troughs and bollard planters for us throughout the town as well as the attractive Basket Tree outside The Rose Inn in Mortimer Street. These have also been grown on for us by Meadow Grange Nurseries and are already making a striking display.

We have a willing group of shopkeepers and residents to whom we give free watering cans who then volunteer to water containers and troughs near to their premises but we are always looking for more helpers to water, dead-head and help maintain our colourful displays ensuring that they stay healthy and fresh for the whole season. Please register through this website if you can help in anyway.

Serco have offered to water displays that are not near to any residents and Vanessa Field of The Old Firm in Mortimer Street with a small group of friends operates our water bowser, donated by Denne Construction and CoPlan Designs last year, to water the planters within the Mortimer Street precinct area.

The Herne Bay in Bloom team would like to thank all our supporters, volunteers and sponsors for all their hard work so far this year. Our judging dates are booked for South & South East in Bloom on 19th July and Britain in Bloom for the 30th July so here’s to another “Blooming” successful outcome this year.

Volunteers Planting three tier container in Mortimer St
Volunteers Planting three tier container in Mortimer St

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