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Bloom team’s spring clean in town centre

clearing the mound - garstang in bloom gets to work

clearing the mound - garstang in bloom gets to work

The sun is shining and Garstang’s volunteer supergardeners are out.

And top of the to-do list list for the new gardening season, transforming a shrubbery at the top of the High Street.

A dedicated team of Bloomers, including Garstang in Bloom chair Norah Hoyles, started work on the site, known as the mound, at the entrance to the High Street car park.

Norah said: “We took out 17 shrubs. They were put in 1992 and were ready for a revamp.

“We’re going to put new shrubs and herbaceous plants in.

“It’s just going to have a new look.

“There’s going to be a lot of gold this year as it’s the RHS’s (Royal Horticultural Society’s) 50th anniversary.”

She thanked Billy Gornall of local company Superdrott Plant Hire for donating his time and a digger to pull out the old shrubs.

The team included staff from Wyre Council and Bloomer Andrew Thompson and Joe Walmsley.

Norah added that new Bloomers – those who help ensure the town’s floral displays are in tip top condition throughout the year, are always welcome

She said: “Our first real effort is on April 16.

“It’s our annual spring clean where people are very welcome to come along and help.

“We meet at the Community and Business Centre (Former Discovery Centre) at 7pm and then every Wednesday after that.”

Volunteers are asked to bring their own gardening gloves and trowels.

And in between the ground work the bloomers are also back on the fundraising trail, starting with a quiz night at the Wheatsheaf Pub on Monday March 24.

The quiz, costing £5 per person and including refreshment will start at 8pm.

The Garstang in Bloom team will meet for their first Spring clean on April 16 at 7pm

 

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