LEND A HAND AT BUSY TIME AND LEARN GARDENING SKILLS

Autumn is a busy time for Crewkerne in Bloom as they weed several of the town’s flower beds and plant perennials and bulbs for flowering next spring. The award winning community organisation and band of dedicated volunteers would appreciate helping hands, from anyone who can spare a few hours a week. In return, those who are new to gardening can learn about growing plants and rewilding schemes. A spokesperson for CiB said: “We are currently tending the Rotary stone flower bed near the Waitrose entrance on Tuesday mornings. We are inviting you to join us to start your own gardening journey and help make the town look beautiful.”

Volunteers work for about an hour, weeding and planting and enjoy a coffee or hot chocolate afterwards. No previous experience of gardening is required but volunteers are asked to wear sturdy footwear and gloves and if possible bring along any gardening tools they may have, such as a fork, pruning saw or secateurs. Our featured photo from CiB, taken in February this year, shows a group of CiB volunteers working at the Rose Lane flower bed. For more information, please contact Secretary, Catherine Bacon on 01460 72665.

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