Cannington In Bloom

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A good time was had by all…

A big thanks to John Addison, lecturer at Bridgwater College  and RHS judge,  who shared his knowledge and skills with the people of Cannington demonstrating how to create the perfect hanging basket.

You may well spot some of these designs around the streets of Cannington.


The setting was the stunning botanical glasshouse at the Walled Gardens of Cannington. It was a beautiful summers evening.

We learnt about suitable compost, fertiliser and watering regimes, as well as other tips on how to keep the display going all summer.

In keeping with our national obsession of discussing the weather (a condition acutely affecting keen gardeners) there are reports coming in that we are in for a hot summer.  So don’t forget to keep your baskets and planters well juiced!


Don’t skimp on watering!


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Be inspired, keep up to date…

The latest edition  of ‘Grass Roots’ is out, the magazine for RHS community groups…

Click here for a good read on a dark night, with plenty of ideas and research based advice for successful gardening….

The hard working and inspiring winners of the Britain in Bloom UK finals are named including the ‘Champion of Champions’, a category which Cannington in Bloom will be judged in next year…

To find out more about how they achieved this accolade take a peek at this article in ‘Prolandscaper’, ‘Norton in Hales Crowned Champion of Champions at Britain in Bloom Awards 2015’.

Cheerful, modern planting. How I love summer!

Cheerful, modern planting. How I love summer! Well done Norton in Hales.

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Bulb Planting in the churchyard

We have expanded our spring bulb planting this year to include the churchyard of St Mary’s.

With the help and support of Father Peter and the congregation, we planted a swathe of daffodils along the hedge of the Garden of rest.

Come back in the spring for photos.

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Cannington Community Speedwatch

All through the year, the hardy volunteers of the community speedwatch help to keep the village roads safe.
Speed is an issue in the village due the nature of the roads, and volume of traffic at certain times of the day. These friendly folk give their time freely to help keep speeds down, and so improve road safety. We are all trained by Avon and Somerset police to carry out our duties, and anyone exceeding the limit is reported to the police and receives a letter reminding them to keep it down. Repeat offenders will get a visit from an officer, and those who are exceeding limits by a high margin will be dealt with by the police directly.

So what has this got to do with Cannington in Bloom. Well apart from having similar aims and sharing a member the speedwatch crew felt that they needed to brighten up one of their locations.

So on the 6th November decided to plant some bulbs to brighten up our sessions in the spring.

Is that car speeding? :)

Is that car speeding? 🙂





Wendy and Brian

Wendy and Brian

Brin, Brian and Wendy

Brin, Brian and Wendy

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Weedy Wednesday 29th October 2014

And the last one of 2014!! 😦

Finalising the planters for winter.

Yes we did it in the day, because the nights are drawing in.

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Weedy Wednesday 24th September 2014

OK I confes I’m a bit behind!

Here we are on the penultimate Weedy Wednesday of 2014.

Refreshing and replanting the War Memorial planters.

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South West in Bloom 2014 Awards, Trowbridge

Here’s the full photos of the event in Trowbridge 18th September 2014.