Due to the exceptional weather, the regular last Friday of the month working party at the Memorial Garden has been cancelled. The next opportunity to join us for a spot of gardening will be 30th August. In the meantime if you notice any of our plants or trees in distress, please give them a drink of water to help them along.
Halesworth in Bloom is once again on the look out for beautiful front gardens to celebrate at our awards ceremony later this year, but this year we are seeking your help so that we do not miss any hidden gems. If you spot a garden which catches your eye, or you are particularly proud of your own plot this year, please fill in a voting form. You may complete as many forms as you like, and all entries will be viewed and considered by our panel of judges, with one being awarded the accolade of Front Garden of the Year 2019! Voting forms can be obtained from the Library or in the Community News, so keep your eyes open and get voting for your favourites.
Please come and visit our stall in the Market Place at the Spring Garden Fair on 27th April. We will have lots of lovely plants for sale, together with vintage gardening books. If you have plants (or books) you would like to donate to the stall please contact Karen Austin via the Halesworth in Bloom email address firstname.lastname@example.org
Halesworth in Bloom tree wardens have been busy planting trees all around town this winter; white beam at the corner of Norwich Road and Old Bungay Road, crab apple along Roman Way, then we started on free native baby trees from the Woodland Trust, of which we have over 100.
As they are so small they come with a plastic tube which we hope will be removed in a couple of years. Trees this size are normally easy to establish and we will not be watering them. If you live near any of them please give them a drink if we have another drought this summer.
The beautiful 2019 Halesworth in Bloom calendar is now available from Number Seven Hair (Market Place), Edwards (Thoroughfare) and the Library. Cost £10, all profits to Halesworth in Bloom
You are invited to join us at the Halesworth in Bloom AGM on Friday, November 16th at Halesworth Library at 4.00 pm (see the attached agenda). So that we know how many people to expect, please RSVP to email@example.com or leave your name on the list in the Halesworth in Bloom folder in the Library (ask at the desk).
The AGM will include the election of officers and committee members. The following are the current named officers (mix of 2016 AGM nominations and subsequent changes/additions):
If anyone would like to be nominated for any of these posts, please let us know. Our constitution states that “Not later than two weeks before the AGM of Halesworth in Bloom, any member can put forward a candidate for any of the officerships, not including her/himself, and with a seconder. If there are two or more candidates for a post, a ballot by email will determine the outcome. Members without access to email can express their choices by any other means to the secretary [via the HIB folder in the Library]. The secretary will convey the results of any ballots to members by e-mail, personal contact or telephone, as appropriate. The current post-holder will retain the post if there are no candidates proposed for it.”
Liz Wooster on behalf of Halesworth in Bloom
Our annual awards ceremony celebrates the efforts of Halesworth gardeners in producing beautiful and well cared for front gardens, allotments and business floral frontages, with plants that are good for both wildlife and the environment.
We will be presenting Certificates of Excellence, as well as the Lesley Pyke awards for Best Front Garden, Best Allotment, Best Business Floral Frontage, Most Significant Contribution to Halesworth in Bloom, and Best newcomer business.