Over 500 plants donated by East Riding......and despite the cold snap the In bloom Team put on thier Winter woolies and carried on planting.
Many beds across the Town are being planted up including: Welton Rd at Humber Crescent, Brough Crossroads and Elloughton Green.
The plants, which are Primula's are sustainable and will flower in the Spring.
More daffodil bulbs are also being planted across the area and if anyone would like to plant some outside or near their home then do get in touch. Tel: 01482 666924
Winter Pansies Start to Go In Ready for Christmas.
Winter Pansies Start to Go In Ready for Christmas at a number of flower beds in our area,
Pictured here planting at Elloughton Cross Roads are Linda, Terry and Sue.
In Bloom Team win an RHS Excellence in Gardening, Community & Environment Award
Elloughton & Brough In Bloom have scooped a Excellence in Gardening, Community & Environment Award for 2021.
The Award given by the RHS is in recognition for all the hard work the volunteers have put in over the past year. You can see some of the things the team have been up to below.
The judges main comments included:
Good to see different elements of the community getting involved from schools to the local Fire Brigade.
They loved the 'Bee Kind' Hive with the wild flowers message.
The historic links with the Roman herb garden was also noted with the explanation of how the Romans used the herbs.
The judges were also very impressed with the number of planters (22) that were looked after across the Town.
Also how the Team installed water butts to save water
Dancing in the Street as the team
celebrate 21 years of Elloughton & Brough In Bloom.
And not with one cake but two!
This month the team tackle tidying up the land area where the Romain Soldier is sited.
Shaun donated some new membrane and 1 ton of new stones where purchased. Pictured are: Judy, Dave and Simon.
Marylin, Judy and Coleen cut back the overgrowth, which has covered the fruit tress on Myrtle Meadow.
Also we have Dangerous Dave at work repainting the bus shelter on Main Street, Elloughton
Local artist and In Bloom Volunteer Paula and Amy get bee'sy with a Bee design on the Welton Road Bus shelter. A new theme is created every 2-3 years and this time it's the important message about our bees. There is also a mosaic Roman in keeping with Brough's historic past.
Creating a Herb Garden on Brough's Historic Roman Site
The In Bloom Team have collaborated with The Burrs Playing Field Committee to create a Special Roman Herb Garden. This is in time for the Committees Roman Weekend event on 10th July.
Foundation Sleepers where sort and donated by local resident Ibrac Khan and additional sleepers where purchased by the Committee.
Special help with trailer from local fireman Paul with In Bloom Team members Marilyn, Keith, Coleen & Terry
Working in the sweltering heat at Elloughton
June is bursting out all over. And the In Bloom Team are out keeping everything as tidy as possible.
FIREMEN TO THE RESCUE.
Brough Firemen where called upon to help dig out an old concrete post foundation, so planting could be done. Many thanks go to Paul Kellington and the lads.
Free Coffee arrives for the volunteers from Grubbs
Above is our Bee Kind hive with features metal sculptured bees that we hand made by local artist Rupert Wilson.
The feature is to make everyone aware of the importanance of bees and what everyone can do to encourage their survival. And one things is Plant Wild Flowers.
This month we launched our 'Bee Kind' to bees display.
This is on the corner of Welton Low Road and Dale Road, Elloughton.
A bed of Wild Flowers were sourced earlier this year are now starting to flower. A extra large ornamental bee hive was made by a local boat builder and special large bees were made by local metal sculptor Rupert Wilson.
Pictured right are members of Brough In Bloom. Funds for this came from the Atkinson Trust Foundation of which we thank very much.
A big thanks you goes to Local resident Mrs. Carter who has kindly donated £200 to sponsor our Elloughton Cross Roads flower bed. Pictured are In Bloom volunteers Margaret, Linda and Sue.
Big thanks you to Morrisons who have donated seeds and compost. Coleen receiving the good from Morrisons Supervisor.
Yucca's get a prune and tidy up for Spring.
Team get to work, socially distanced for a garden potting session. Plug plants have been purchased and will be grown on in member greenhouses before being planted in the Community.
Cenotaph get 2 new planters donated by an anonymous source. The planters are to replace the ones that recently got damaged due to a car running into them. Pictured left are Neville and Jason who delivered the urns. And right Judy and Coleen with one of the urns planted up.
Shaun & Shovel
Dan from CR Reynolds
Dave, Shaun & Neil level the soil
Sue, Coleen, Dave, Margaret, Shaun, Val and Mary - Job finished
Margaret & Coleen &
Terry laying some turf
In honour of Capt Tom Moore the residents of Spindlewood, Elloughton clubbed together to buy a Cherry Tree and Commemorative plaque.
Spring cleaning at the Cenotaph with Judy, Dave and Margaret.
The Team prepare the land corner of Dale Road and Welton Low Rd. First special alkaline top soil is donated from CR Reynolds, who are currently building the Brough Relief Rd. To get things started we purchase wild flower turf. Work and watering is ongoing to get the wild flowers established. Our
aim is to place a large bee hive on the area, as special ornamental feature ready for Easter.
Of to a great start for the New Year,
Tree Planting in Moor Road and Myrtle Meadow with trees courtesy of East Riding Council. Big thanks to Andy Harper, Pete Skinner and Judy Neadley, Coleen & Terry Gill