A memorial gift donated to Crewkerne In Bloom, is greatly assisting the watering of hanging baskets and planters. The pump action water trolley which holds 110 litres was presented to Crewkerne In Bloom by Rory Fitzgerald, the technical director at Wyedale Plastics and is dedicated with a silver plaque in memory of Robin and Heather Wyatt. The basic use of the equipment is for mixing milk for calves and is proving to be ideal for keeping the spectacular display of flowers in the town centre fresh, during the current heatwave.
In its first year, the Crewkerne In Bloom community project, initiated by the Inner Wheel Club of Crewkerne, has made a brilliant start. Planters made by the Men’s Shed are in full bloom on balconies above town businesses and near car parks, hanging baskets are in an array of colour in Falkland Square and in Market Street and the odd bicycle can be found on the outskirts of the town, bedecked with flowers. Volunteers are needed to join the watering rota for baskets and planters in the town centre, with the self watering baskets and others needing to be watered at least twice or three times a week and to conform to health and safety regulations require two people working together at all times.
A spokesperson for Crewkerne In Bloom said: “The more people we have, the less often each person needs to help. The watering needs to be carried out during the daytime due to storage arrangements for our new water trolley. We are very grateful to Wyedale Plastics and all the businesses that have sponsored Crewkerne In Bloom, supported the project by purchasing either a self-watering basket, ordinary hanging basket or planter from us, to the Men’s Shed for making our wooden planters and to all our volunteers. Please help us with the watering rota by volunteering.” Anyone who would like to volunteer to help, please contact Desi on 01460 63856.