How does it come around so fast?
Tuesday this week is Judging Day and we will welcome the RHS Judges to St Annes
We have had a very busy few weeks with lots of planting and watering to do
We have grown the succulents this year in the polytunnel and this has not been without it’s hurdles but they are now safely up and on display in the Pece and Happiness Garden
There is no show piano this year as Fylde Borough Council were due to undertake extensive work replacing the grass areas in the garden. However this has now been put back to September so watch this space for next year.
In July we welcomed a group of cyclists from Werne our Twin Town in Germany. They cycled all the way and arrived in time to join in the carnival
Tony had the idea of making some floral bikes to welcome them and he and Christine worked hard with very little time to make this happen
The carnival this year seemed bigger and better than ever and we had our usual plant sale in Ashton Gardens
We had lots of plants donated and welcomed back many of our “regular” customers
This is always a very enjoyable day with the opportunity to speak to so many residents and visitors about what we do and to encourage new volunteers
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer please get in touch you will be welcome for whatever skills you can bring to our activities
St Anne’s on the Sea in Bloom are launching this year’s Colourful Welcome award scheme and this year it is set to be bigger and better than ever. With a new category added for retail and service premises to encourage wider participation to add colour to our town this Summer.
If you run a business in St Anne’s on the Sea why not show your customers a colourful welcome by planting your garden, tubs or troughs with plants that provide a vibrant splash of colour and enter the competition?
The catogories are:
1. Guesthouse or Bed and Breakfast
5. Public house
6. Retail or service premises
Send your business name and full address of the business property to St Anne’s on the Sea In Bloom via our website, www.stannesinbloom.com
or on our Facebook page by 7 July 2019.
Judging will take place during July and August
Category winners will be announced at our end of season “Thank you do” event in November when certificates will be awarded.
The photographs show some of last year’s entries
St Annes in Bloom hosted a coffee morning on 27th April at the United Reform Church Hall on St Georges Road
This was a much larger venue for the event than last year and we were very pleased to welcome lots of guests
The popular panel of gardening experts were on hand to answer any gardening questions and were kept busy throughout the morning
A representative from Shepherd Road Allotments was also on hand to answer any queries about allotments
Thanks go out to all of our supporters who donated Tombola prizes and we had a very loaded table at the start of the morning but a brisk trade soon meant we had handed out lots of prizes
The plant stall was outside and despite it being such a blustery cold morning it was also very busy
Thank you to our volunteers who braved the cold to man the stall throughout the morning
Thank you to all who supported this event to make it such a a great success and helping us to raise funds to make St Annes an even better place to be
St Annes in Bloom have been liaising with the resident artist at St Thomas’ Nusery School John Morrow.
He was looking for large peices of wood that he can use with the children to create interesting art projects.
The hollow trunk from the popular that came down recently in Ashton Gardens is going to be used by the larger School in their forest area.
Mick of Fylde Borough Council very kindly delivered the trunk in two peices ready for them to use
We’ll be interested to see what becomes of them
The school already has an amazing outdoor gallery of sculptures made from re-claimed and waste materials here are just a few for you to enjoy
We always like to support school children in getting to know their environment and getting arty with wood is one way to do it
We are delighted to see our beautiful library open again after the extensive repairs and renovation
The library is looking fantastic on the inside but due to all the contractors and building work the gardens were looking rather sad
Friends of the Library and In Bloom volunteers joined together in dreadful weather last week to give the gardens a quick make-over in preparation for its re-opening on Monday 4th March
Please make the most of this local facility and encourage all your friends and family to visit and use our beautiful library
Several events are planned for the futuure so keep an eye open for what is happening
Photos courtesy of Fred Moor
A huge thank you to everyone who helped with this year’s Christmas Tree Project
We really appreciate that you give your time to make this project such a success
Windy conditions made the task harder on day one, but thankfully the winds dropped and the weather improved
With a record number of 250+ volunteers around 2000 trees were planted