Wokingham and East Berkshire Camera Club

Since the turn of the year members of Wokingham and East Berkshire Camera Club have been photographing some of Wokingham in Bloom’s 2016 projects.  Some of the photographs can been seen via this Flickr link.  

Wokingham in Bloom is extremely grateful to Roger Holdsworth of W&EBCC for his leadership with this.  Selected photographs will form part of an exhibition for the Thames and Chilterns in Bloom judges on Thursday 21st July. More details on the Wokingham in Bloom website.

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Planters and wall troughs now bedecked with flowers

Rose Street wall

Rose Street wall

Early this morning Windowflowers placed six troughs atop the Rose Street wall running from the jewellers to the rose bed.  These have been planted with red, white and blue flowers.  The four planters on Broad Street and the triple planter by the library have also been planted.

Trough on Broad Street traffic island

Trough on Broad Street traffic island

The same plants are filling the 130 hanging flower baskets around the town centre.  Many thanks to the Wokingham in Bloom volunteer who constructed the planter and the very kind sponsorship of Mr & Mrs Bowyer. A few rays of sun will see them at their blooming best!

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125 hanging flower baskets with summer planting

Starting at 4am this morning Windowflowers replaced the winter baskets with summer planted ones.  These will soon be heavy with red, white and blue flowers to celebrate Her Majesty the Queen’s 90th birthday.  The intrepid basket installers completed the task in two and a half hours.  Then away for a well-earned bacon roll.

The six planters on Broad Street and the triple planter by the library will be decked out later in the week.  Many thanks to Ann for her very early start to take the photo!

Rose Street started at 4am

 

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Wokingham library planting

Despite the rain intrepid volunteers have been planting around the library entrance on 10th and 11th May.  Previously Wokingham Borough Council and community payback offenders removed many large overgrown shrubs from the beds by the Denmark Street entrance.  The volunteers are creating a ‘river of knowledge’.  This, together with the painted railings and Stan’s soon to be filled planters will brighten up the corner with Langborough Road.

Before removal

Before removal

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Wokingham library on Denmark Street

On Wednesday and Thursday 4th and 5th May offenders serving community payback orders primed and painted the railings on the corner of Denmark Street and Langborough Road.  With the gleam of fresh paint they look more than sprightly.  Stan Hetherington, Wokingham in Bloom steering group member, has constructed and installed a trio of wooden planters by the railings.  Within two weeks these

The painted railings and Stan's planter

The painted railings and Stan’s planter

will be filled with compost and red, white and blue bedding plants.  This combined with the new planting in the library beds will make a real difference to this gateway into the town centre.

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New Information Board in Joel Park

The Holt Copse Conservation Volunteers have just installed a new information board adjacent to the playground in Joel Park. This board will be used to display colourful and educational wildlife posters which will be updated with content relevant to the season. Currently displaying woodland wild flowers and mini-beast identification.

Information Board

The new information board installed in Joel Park by HCCV

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