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Herne Bay Infants School Crocus Planting in Memorial Park

Herne Bay Infants School pupils with British legion and Herne Bay in Bloom committee getting ready to plant The sun came out in the afternoon  of November 9th when children from Herne Bay Infants School took a trip to the Memorial Park to plant the crocus corms supplied by Canterbury City Council’s Outdoor Leisure Dept. Getting down to some planting Three …

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Task Force Day 19th October 2011

Thanks to everyone who turned up on quite a cold and draughty morning. Peter Buscall and members of Family Investment Homes gardening team provided the compost and plants. Bob Salter and his  Greenhill St Peter’s group dealt with the planters in William Street. Members of the HBIB committee cleared the three tier planters and square planters in Mortimer Street and …

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Taskforce Day Weds 19th October

Friends of Herne Bay in Bloom – how can you help? We are looking to form a network of “Friends” who can offer help or get involved in a variety of ways to extend our “In Bloom” campaign for next year.  PRACTICAL HELP The various practical tasks that we are involved in can vary from regular watering and maintenance of troughs …

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Rivers of Flowers

What is a River of Flowers? The ‘river’ in River of Flowers is an evocative way of describing the planting of urban meadows in ‘pollination streams’ or ‘green corridors’ in order to help our pollinators, bees, butterflies and hoverflies, find forage in the city. It describes the flight path of the pollinators as much as it does the flow of …

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Morning Coffee with the Residents of Cavendish Court

Some members of the Herne Bay in Bloom team spent a pleasant morning with some of the residents of Cavendish Court Herne Bay this week and  presented them with their Certificate for our 2011 Gardening Competion in which their Community garden was awarded second place. This category was sponsored by building developers Denne Coplan Ltd and included a £20 Garden Voucher.  Carol, …

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Eddington Allotment Site win South & South East In Bloom Discretionary Award 2011

Members of the Herne Bay in Bloom committee attended a quiz night at the Herne Bay Allotments and Gardeners Association social centre ( “The Greenhouse”) on the Eddington Lane allotment site recently to present Site Manager Diane Sidaway with their well deserved South & South East in Bloom Award for the Best Allotment site. Chairman Margaret Burns congratulated both Diane and …

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Awards Presentation South and South East in Bloom 2011

The 2011 Presentation Ceremony, supported by Southern Water for  10 years, was held at Fontwell Park on Sept 7th. Chairman of South & South East in Bloom, Peter Holman supported by former Chairman Jim Buttress acted as MC’s and TV Gardener Chris Collins presented the Awards. Here are some images of the presentation ceremony.

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Herne Bay in Bloom win GOLD

The Herne Bay in Bloom  team were thrilled when they attended Fontwell Park South and South East In Bloom Awards presentation day on Sept 7th (sponsored by Southern Water) to hear that not only had they won the GOLD medal for the class Large Coastal town (population 1200 and over) but had  also won the Kent Life Award sponsored by Archant Ltd (Publishers) …

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