JUL 10 DAYS OF RECKONING AHEAD FOR HUNSTANTON-IN-BLOOM
The Royal Horticultural Society has announced the dates when they will judge Hunstanton’s entry in the Anglia-in-Bloom competition as Tuesday 13th July, and 3rd August for the town’s Britain-in-Bloom entry. It will not be easy to improve on the results of last year when Hunstanton achieved Gold and Silver Gilt awards respectively, although hopes are high as more local volunteers, organisations and businesses than in previous years are making their own special contributions towards these competitions.
The much-admired wolf on the cliff-top showed signs of distress after our severe winter and is being replaced by a more permanent sculpture in wood donated by Sandringham Sawmill. The original sedum wolf is now being fashioned into the shape of a dog and donated to the children of the Infants School who will have a competition to provide it with a name. Norfolk Lavender have volunteered to improve the appearance of the Seagate car park by planting up lavenders bushes in wooden planters and they are also enthusiastic about making one or two other areas of our town more attractive with their beautiful shrubs.
The Town Council’s “litter-pick” has been arranged for Sunday 4th July and volunteers who would like to help are asked to meet outside the Tourist Information Centre at 10.00am, when they will be provided with all the necessary equipment. The Council is also funding the hire of specialist equipment to create new areas of massed bulb planting around those parts of the town which would benefit from being brightened up in the springtime, but we will have to wait until next year to see the results.
Assessment of all the town’s front gardens by members of the Hunstanton Gardeners’ Association is currently underway, so everyone is urged to make their patch as smart as they can and not to be too concerned if a passer-by seems more than a little interested, as they are probably a member of the Gardeners Association, and who knows, you may be in line for one of the valuable prizes on offer.
Now is the time for us all to try to make that little extra effort to help make our town as attractive as possible and show the RHS judges that Hunstanton not only has the best golden sunsets in Britain, but is also worthy of Gold in Britain-in-Bloom.