Welcome to Bishop’s Waltham in Bloom
Quiz Night 2018
This is a major fundraising event for us and we raised just over £1000.
The winners were Patently Absurd, for the second year running. Closely followed by Owls R Us and 3 hens, 2 dens and a JCB, both regular participants. 22 teams in total took part
Our quizmaster travels from Bognor Regis and his quizzes are unique. Question sheets are given out at the start of the round and we have 8 minutes to complete them. There were 6 rounds in total. In addition sheets of 40 dingbats were provided to work on through the evening.
The score sheet can be found on our Quiz Night page
The plants for the flower beds have been ordered from the nursery.
These will be planted at the end of May and we are always looking for help on these two days starting at 9.00 a.m. All you need to help on the day is a trowel and perhaps a kneeling pad and gloves. All are welcome, if you would like to know more then contact us via our contacts page. Please CLICK HERE.
Saturday 26th May Palace Walls
Monday 28th May Old Station Roundabout
Baskets and planters
We are now seeking sponsors for the hanging baskets which are hung in the centre of Bishop’s Waltham at the beginning of June and will remain there until the end of September. Last year we hung 50 baskets but we have space for far more. Baskets costs £50 and all sponsorship is acknowledged in our dedicated noticeboard and on this website.
If you are interested please contact us via our contact page. Please CLICK HERE.
Crocus bulbs and daffodils too
BW Rotary club donated 5000 crocus bulbs which we planted in grass verge in Ocotber. Some on the Old Station Roundabout so that they will be visible as you drive down the Winchester Road from Newtown and some near our quarter bed near the bus stop. These will remain in the grass for years to come and will hopefully multiply.
The bulbs are to remind people of the polio vaccination programme that Rotary are supporting in countries around the world. When a child is vaccinated their finger is marked with a blue dye, hence the purple crocuses. We also have crocus bulbs in the verges near the North Pond picnic area, mixed colours and these were planted by Cubs and Scouts a few years ago.
The daffodils that are appearing in the grass verges have also been planted by youth groups over the last few years, Guides and Brownies, Army Cadets, children from Ridgemede School and from Youth Clubs.
The meadows on both Tangier Lane and the small roundabout on Hoe Road have been spectacular this year.
We have begun to use an area on the Old Station Roundabout to experiment with more permanent displays and using different suppliers.
On Sunday 12th November 150 plug plants were planted. These have been sponsored by BW Gardening Club. There are 10 different types of widflowers included and they have been chosen to attract butterflies. Planting plug plants was more time consuming than spreading seed but hopefully they will be well established by spring.
The other areas will be sown with seed at the beginning of March.
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