The Wymondham in Bloom team have been busy working on plans for a spectacular display of flowers and greenery in the town centre this summer. Already they have secured funding through Wymondham Town Council to again support local businesses in creating their displays on shop fronts throughout the town.
Not only will businesses be invited to use their displays to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, but also the Town Council’s flower planters will have a red, white, blue and silver design. Wymondham in Bloom volunteers have worked together with local garden designer Lesley Anne Clarke to create a planting plan for the black plastic tub planters. The team are keen to include a decent proportion of perennials in the mix, to have a more sustainable scheme lasting well beyond this summer.
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Wymondham in Bloom 2022 also hopes to expand public participation. The popular sunflower growing competition will be repeated and a new home frontage competition will be announced soon.
Working together with Greening Wymondham, the Bloomers will support the launch of ‘Wymondham Growing Together’. The project aims to find unused bits of land where locals can grow vegetables and herbs communally. It should be especially impactful to those residents who do not have a garden or allotment but want to have a go at learning to grow edible plants.
The bloomers will travel to Essex in late March to collect the award for the Best Hanging Baskets display category from Anglia in Bloom’s 2021 virtual competition. This year’s Anglia in Bloom competition will go back to in-person judging, most likely in July. If enough volunteers can be found to help the team, they just might be able to bring home a Gold award this time. All the details will be available on the Wymondham Town Team website as soon as they are finalised.