Improving Our Community
Improving Our Community

What's Happening

The Committee meets roughly once a month and is a mixture of Councillors and volunteers. Please email vronswin@aol.com if you'd like to attend, and help us plan future priorities and activities. Our next official meeting will be on Tuesday 5th September 2017 at 7.30pm at Daisy Hill Cricket Club. But we'll be getting together before then to keep our pots, planters and neighbourhood gardens looking good.  If you'd like to join in, just email.

 

We'd like to recruit more volunteers to adopt a tub or planter and water it in dry periods over the summer.  If you live alongside Hartford Road or opposite St James School, and would like to help, please email vronswin@aol.com.

Flower Fruit and Veg Show

On Sunday 17th September we will be staging our first ever Daisy Hill Flower, Fruit and Veg Show.  It's a chance for gardeners and allotmenteers to show off their successes.  So whether you are a dab hand with annual summer flowers, have a plum tree in your garden or grow a great carrot, we'd love to see you there. If you have a question or need more information, email vronswin@aol.com.

 

There will be gold and silver awards, and special "Best in Show" prizes.

 

Entry Categories :

 

Flowers

  • 3 mixed or single variety roses
  • 3 single dahlias
  • Vase of annuals (such as sweet peas)
  • Vase of perennials
  • Cut flower arrangement (garden flowers or wild flowers)
  • Children’s miniature garden

Fruit

  • 3 apples or pears
  • 5 plums or damsons
  • Dish of autumn raspberries or other soft fruit
  • Miscellaneous fruit

Vegetables

  • 3 potatoes
  • 3 carrots
  • Longest carrot
  • 3 onions or shallots
  • 3 tomatoes
  • Single courgette, cucumber or pepper
  • 3 beans
  • Longest bean
  • Miscellaneous vegetables
  • Most amusing vegetable

Arrive around 2pm to display your entries, or fro 2.30 if you just want to admire the work of others.  Prize presentation around 3.00pm.

All entries to be home-grown in the BL5 area

Judges : The Daisy Hill in Bloom Committee

 

Litter Picking

Daisy Hill in Bloom organises a litter pick around the village three or four times a year.  It's amazing how much we can collect in just an hour or so.  If you'd like to help with these efforts to keep our streets looking good, keep an eye on this page for dates and details.

Why not adopt the pavement in front of your house and keep it litter-free this year? Or contact us if there's a part of Daisy Hill that could to with a clean-up. (vronswin@aol.com)

We've enjoyed a lot of good feedback from local residents who have seen us at work, especially in response to the summer bedding displays which get more extensive every year. It's nice to know our efforts our appreciated.

Local residents who keep their front gardens looking great really contribute a lot to the appearance of our village, so we've delivered thank you cards on behalf of the Daisy Hill in Bloom team. If you keep your front garden looking great so that it improves the neighbourhood we could be getting in touch with you to say thank you!

Each spring we seem to have more crocuses and daffodils around the village. We've had help with this in the past from Community Payback scheme who have sometimes provided additional labour, and from the Bolton Civic Trust who have provided more bulbs.

Over the past few years our activities have included :

  • Cleaning litter, as individuals and as part of organised events.
  • Planting young trees in open spaces.
  • Cutting back hedges and cleaning local 'grot spots'.
  • Creating raised beds at the Leigh Road village entrance.
  • Buying and filling flower troughs on railings.
  • Putting up hanging baskets.
  • Extensive bulb planting on grass verges and maintaining flower beds.
  • Working with a local company and local schoolchildren to design and install a new "welcome" sign for the village.
  • Working with Ecclestone homes and a local bricklayer to provide a wall round our circular.
  • Erecting a Christmas tree at the community centre
  • Running gardening competitions for local enthusiasts

For a recap on what happened in previous years, go to the "Archive" page.

How You Can Help :

  • Maintaining your front gardens.
  • Litter picking.
  • Joining in with planting and tidying sessions (let us have your number or email address if you'd like to be notified of dates and times.)
  • Coming to meetings at the Daisy Hill Cricket Club to help with planning.

We want to get as many people involved as possible - email if you're interested vronswin@aol.com