Teddy Bears Picnic and Mischievous Teddies

As part of the yarn bombing of Bishop’s Waltham we have created a Teddy Bears Picnic around the Clock bed in St George’s Square.

In Red Lion Street we have some teddy bears behaving badly and some having fun.

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Annual Floral Competition 2021

Annual Floral Competition by photograph again this year
We have made the decision that we will hold our Annual Floral Competition by photographic entry again this year.  Although the situation with Covid appears under control at the moment, and with many of us having had our vaccinations, we still cannot predict how things will be in mid-July.
Categories remain the same as in previous years

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NEIGHBOURHOODS
A*   MOST   FLORALLY   ATTRACTIVE   STREET 
B*   MOST   FLORALLY   ATTRACTIVE   PART STREET  ( MIN. 3 PROPERTIES)     
*If there are insufficient entries for classes “A” & “B” they will be combined.

PRIVATE PREMISES
C   BEST FLORAL DISPLAY AT PRIVATE PREMISES
D   BEST HANGING BASKET OR CONTAINER AT PRIVATE RESIDENCE

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COMMERCIAL PREMISES
E  BEST FLORAL DISPLAY AT COMMERCIAL PREMISES
F   BEST HANGING BASKET OR CONTAINER AT COMMERCIAL PREMISES.

For an entry form email info@bishopswalthaminbloom.org.uk or hazelroddis@icloud.com. Entry forms must be returned by 30th June. Photographic images must be submitted, either digitally to the addresses above or with printed photographs posted to Hazel Roddis, Pheasant House, St Peter’s St, SO32 1AD
Photographs to be received by 16th July 2021 including an entry form.

To see a gallery of winning photographs for 2020 PLEASE CLICK HERE

Wild flower plantings

Having sown 2 areas with wild flower seed using an annual seed mix from Foller’s Manor in Sussex, the warm weather followed by a period of rain means that the seedlings are growing fast. Already a few poppies, cornflowers, honesty and ox-eye daisies are flowering at Tangier Lane, though both areas have needed some selective weeding and trimming. We will replace the picture below as soon as we can.

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We took great care in the preparation of the ground in April as we have not been happy with the displays in the last two years. Parts of the Tangier Lane site were dug manually to remove as many weeds as possible, the rest of the area was weedkilled and then rotivated. The roundabout on Hoe Road was weedkilled and rotivated. We look forward to the seedlings appearing soon