|Phoenix Gardeners getting ready for spring|
Phoenix Gardeners are already thinking about the spring and how nice Cirencester will look this summer.
Over 2000 plug plants are on order, ready to be planted up in March to go out into the town’s tubs and hanging baskets. Meg Blumsom, co-ordinator said “Each year we have a different colour scheme and aim for a relaxed rather than municipal planting style”.
Money to pay for the flowers is mostly raised by the group of volunteers themselves. This year they will hold a coffee morning on March 7th in Bingham Gallery, and a plant sale in the market place in May. Some tubs are sponsored by local groups or businesses that are keen to see the town look a nice place, and it is hoped that more of these will come forward.
But the group also needs volunteers to help keep the 50 tubs looking their best. Volunteers are asked to give about half an hour a week over the summer to mind one or two tubs by watering, dead-heading etc and can be carried out at times to suit your needs.
If you prefer a regular commitment, then a small group meets fortnightly on a Wednesday to maintain the main flower bed in the Abbey Grounds.
If you are interested in volunteering, or helping in any other way then please get in touch.
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