Broseley’s garden year

After a soggy spring, Broseley in Bloom volunteers embarked on their first clean-up and planting session in mid-May when the weather was sunny and bright – little knowing that there would be no further rainfall for seven weeks.

“Due to the efforts of our wonderful waterers, each tub or basket got a generous soaking every day,” recalls Lesley Ralston. “Also, a total of just over £1,100 was raised at our plant sale to invest in more substantial and drought-proof planting next year; this may become an annual event!”

In this year’s garden competition, there was a tie for Best Garden between David and Lynne Carvel and Roger and Mary Westwood; Best Frontage went to Tom McDonough and Best Business to Clays, who also won the Jan Lancaster award. All Broseley’s plant and floral decorations are provided and looked after by the committee and volunteers who meet regularly – if you feel you could help, contact chair Carol Cooper on 01952 882715 or catch up on the group’s Facebook page.

David and Trudy Clay won the Jan Lancaster Award for their colourful planting scheme

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