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Get your wheelbarrows out!!

That’s not a phrase you’ll hear everyday.
Wheelbarrow full of flowers

Get your wheelbarrows out and have a chance to win a £50 hamper from Blackmore Farm, donated by Ian Dyer.

• First find a wheelbarrow. It doesn’t matter what state it’s in.  It can be old, new, large, small, wooden, metal, plastic, rusty, broken, you get the idea
• Now you need to fill it with plants.  Will you go for a floral display, veggies or a mixture of both?
• We would like you put the wheelbarrow on the edge of your property or outside your house in time for the judging (Thursday 7th July).  Please make sure you don’t block the pavement.
• The best barrow on the day will win the prize

If you are using a large barrow it’s liable to be really heavy when it’s full so please be careful when moving it.

Good luck everyone


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Free Hanging Basket Workshop at Walled Gardens

Cannington in Bloom have developed a close relationship with Bridgwater College over the last few years.

For the second year running  a free hanging basket workshop is being offered at the Walled Gardens of Cannington.


Wildflowers at the Walled Gardens

This is taking place on Thursday 26th May at 7PM.

The amazingly knowledgable John Addison will lead the session, explaining how to plant up and keep the display looking good in your hanging basket throughout the summer months.

John has worked in and taught horticulture for many years. There can’t be a horticulture student from the college who doesn’t know John and have fond memories of his quick paced and hugely informative plant identification walks around the campus. He teaches RHS courses, judges at various shows and has an encyclopaedic knowledge  of plants and gardens, so it is well worth coming along.

Bring along your own hanging baskets to plant up. Plants will be available to buy on the night for a small fee to cover costs.

All are welcome so don’t be shy!





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Bucket o’ Bulbs Draws the Crowds

A stalwart feature of our Cannington Christmas stall is to sell our bucket o’ bulbs. This is a simple, cost effective way of adding even more spring colour to Cannington. It is also a lovely way to raise funds and spread the message that ‘plants and flowers make you smile’!

We are receiving reports that they are putting on a good show for people – most pleasing. It looks like many are travelling far and wide to take a look!


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A cunning plan…..

More bloomers hit the streets this weekend. Jan and Jayne were planting a few bulbs that were still knocking around at what has been nicknamed ‘BT triangle’ a grass verge at the bottom of Rodway.

We hope that you will enjoy this splash of colour ….

The bloomers are planning to plant this up with flowering perennials, providing year on year colour, such as asters, rudbeckias, day lilies and so on. This will provide colour and raise a smile, as well as helping pollinators and other wildlife on this busy stretch of road.

Herbaceous plants often need dividing as the clumps become bigger each year and their centres become woody and less productive. We know that there are lots of keen gardeners in Cannington, with many interesting plants in their gardens, who will be carrying out this job soon. Please consider donating a clump and help us to get this project underway.

Let's renovate this verge...

Let’s renovate this verge to………..






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Gifts of the mild weather…

As we all know commenting on the weather is a national pastime. Bloomers and gardeners are certainly pros at this. The mild weather has resulted in plants flowering early or continuing to flower as there has been no cold snap to force them into slumber.

Daffodils beaming out from the verges and flowering quince putting on a show, clearly thinking it is Spring already.


Go back to bed! It’s too early!

What oddities have you spotted out and about?

A visual treat and tonic (if a little disconcerting and disorientating) in what can feel a dark month…

“Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.”

Luther Burbank (botanist and horticulturist)…




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It’s winter now :(

And time for a tidy up down the school path.