Acocks Green Village in Bloom is struggling in the heatwave. The Britain in Bloom judges will be in Acocks Green on Tuesday 30th July. Last year we received a bronze medal for our efforts in enhancing the village, this year we are aiming for gold! However with this baking weather watering is becoming a concern.
Do you live or work in the village? Could you help Acocks Green Village to look flourishing and colourful?
Although the council are contracted to water the hanging baskets on Warwick Road, it is the responsibility of the local community to water the extra beds that have been planted by volunteers.
Some community-spirited shop staff have kindly offered to water some areas of the village and the Bloom Team are very grateful to them. But whilst the weather is like this the plants need all the help they can get! Over-watering is not going to be a problem we have to worry about. The Bloom team say:
It would be great if local people could ‘adopt’ just one small bed or container each to water each then all areas would be looked after.
Areas that need water:
There are newly-planted flowers on the corner of Woodcock Lane.
Two square planters on the Warwick Road, (by G0ssips café)
flowers planted in the central reservation opposite Bowen’s Estate.
Also the village’s pride and joy, the lovely orchard in Mallard Close needs water.
Geraniums on tree base on corner of Victoria Rd/Warwick Rd
Baskets under ‘Welcome to Acocks Green’ signs on Shirley Road and Warwick Road
flowerbed and under tree at crossing by Sainsburys.
flowerbed on island next to crossing between dentist/subway
With no rain expected the plants desperately need watering, can you help?
If you are able to spare some time to water then please let us know. Or if you know someone who lives in the village who might be able to help then spread the word.
Nature needs people to give a helping hand during this hot weather.
The best time of day to water is in the evening or early morning, when the sun is not on the plants.