What’s it about?
The original ethos for Bolton in Bloom was to keep the village looking as attractive as possible and to coordinate our entry into the Cumbria in Bloom competition. Over the last few years the Bolton in Bloom Committee and its supporters have been very successful at both and a history of what has been achieved can be viewed by clicking this link – History
The Committee have now set up a forum known as Bolton Gardeners to provide mutual support for Bolton residents interested in gardening.
Unfortunately Covid-19 prevented any progress on any of the Forum initiatives in 2020, but we hope to make some progress later in the year. We have set up a village WhatsApp group for Bolton Gardeners to share gardening information, swap plants etc. Go to the Bolton Gardeners page using this link to find out how you can get involved. Forum
We will be posting news of any events, requests for volunteers, meetings etc on this website.
Update No 1 – 5th April 2021
Bolton Gardeners. Since the setting-up of the WhatsApp group there has been plenty of activity, with advice being given on gardening queries. The village bus shelter has become the site of plant and seed exchanges.
Snowdrop Planting. The owners of the Old Vicarage kindly allowed us to take some surplus snowdrops from their large stock, and these have been planted in the area next to the compost bins, next to the playground fence. This should make an attractive show next spring.
Hedgehog Watch. Following reports of hedgehogs falling into the troughs and drowning, the existing covering has been extended to a third trough, and a large stone placed on the ledge behind the troughs to prevent the animals going past the third trough. It is unlikely that a hedgehog could climb into any of the other troughs, but we will continue to monitor.
Helen Gerrish – Chair
Shelagh Leyland – Parish Clerk
Mike Gerrish – Secretary