Sunday, July 13, 2014

Bloom - Episode 1

Well folks its that busy time of the year again and I am tearing around the countryside judging East Midlands in Bloom. This year I have been promoted! Last year I was doing Small Villages, which had their own charm but this year I am judging Large Towns. Have to wear a tie! In two weeks we have  twelve towns to visit and each visit takes between 2.5 and 3.75 hours, depending on the entry. Our patch is fairly diverse and we are going as far north as Buxton and then all the way down to Boston in  Lincolnshire. Fortunately we have no entries in Northants! Obviously I can't comment on the results or even our opinions  until the results are announced much later in the year, although its fair to say we've seen some great sights so far in this first week. Here are just a few of the things we've seen.

Lovely mixed colours in Long Eaton

The stunning Library gardens in Long Eaton

Rose Garden in Market Harborough

School garden in Market Harborough

Innovative Greenhouse from recycled drinks bottles in Melton Mowbray
The Polish War Graves in Newark

This elder tree growing out of an old wall in Melton Mowbray - fascinating!

Pretty little front garden in Newark

A fallen tree with timber sculpture - interesting!

Private Garden in Sleaford -  lovely!
Market Harborough - city centre planters - sunflowers grown by Beavers
That's it for today - a busy week ahead but I'll try and post some pictures when we've finished!

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