Didsbury in Bloom: At the Britain in Bloom Awards, Didsbury in Bloom were awarded a Gold Medal and were the U.K. winner of the Urban Community Category. As part of the Didsbury in Bloom submission Bradley Fold Allotments were awarded a Gold with particular reference to our Community Participation. Thank you Mike and Sylvie Barber for your efforts during the visit of the RHS judges.
There are a number of issues such as *composting and the fire *Rents unpaid *overhanging foliage on footways *return seed orders by 29/10 to the shop * a film crew arrives *vandalism
the shop is open from 11 until 12 each Sunday!
Bradley Fold has entered RHS Northwest in Bloom for the last three years. The allotments won Level 3, Silver, in 2012 and Level 5, Gold, in 2013 . Last year we were awarded Level 4, Silver Gilt, missing gold again by just a few points. The awards are on display in the shop.
As part of the project, we bought the barrels by the car park and planted them up and have planted a number of bulbs in and close to the site. Last year some daffodils were planted on Ford Lane just past the allotment entrance and these are now coming up. Mostly it is about showing the judges what we do on the allotments which is to look after the land and grow things.
Bradley Fold will now be part of the entry for RHS Britain in Bloom national finals, since it is a part of the successful Didsbury in Bloom group which, as a whole, was awarded Best Urban Community in the North West in 2014. Something to live up to!
Judging will be at the end of July / beginning of August
If you are interested in helping around the allotments to support our entry for 2015 do get in touch with David Sweet.