The new gardening season began on Tuesday 28th February with volunteers tidying the Chatsworth Grove site. Pupils, under the guidance of their teacher, Theresa Pridmore, joined in and made an excellent contribution to the session.
Local traders have invested again in hanging baskets, ensuring a feast of delight in the summer and the troughs maintained by Fink, Bloomerang and local residents, continue to look good.
The AGM was held a few weeks earlier and the decision was made to enter Yorkshire in Bloom again this year. We are still in the category of large village but that will all change when the proposed new housing developments are completed. Last year, in the summer judging, we were awarded silver gilt, only one step below gold. This was an excellent start but we are determined to do just as well this year.
There are plans to change the display at Stump Cross roundabout, which has flourished for two years, honouring those that died in WW1. The new display will require new, exciting wooden cut outs from JennyRuth Workshops but we are not going to reveal what that is to be just yet.
We are also going to have a board placed on the library wall, thanking local companies that helped us during 2016. It is hoped to have that up before the spring judging.
If you look around Boroughbridge and district you cannot fail to delight in the snowdrops and crocuses and soon the daffodils and blossom will be out and spring will be seen in all its glory.
Gardening sessions will intensify to two a week soon and we hope our volunteers will be able to make some of those. Even if they can only offer half an hour, it all helps.
If you would like to become involved with the group don’t be shy and don’t worry if you feel you know nothing about gardening. Everyone is welcome. Just contact John Goss at firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 01423 323123