Sunday, 19 November 2017

Villagers form gardening group

A NEW gardening group inspired by Henley in Bloom has beeen started in Remenham.

A NEW gardening group inspired by Henley in Bloom has beeen started in Remenham.

Remenham Amateur Gardening has been launched by five villagers with a £500 grant from the parish council. It aims to improve green spaces in Remenham and Remenham Hill. The volunteers began planting 4,000 crocus and miniature narcissi on the grass verges between the White Hill service station and the entrance to Aston Lane. These should bloom at different times in the spring.

Future projects could include planting trees along the verges on the other side of the road. Founding member Linda Ashwell, who is also a Henley in Bloom volunteer, said: “Schemes like this help people improve the areas where they live and are good for the environment.

“Henley has been a great success story and it would be wonderful if we could replicate that on a smaller level here. The weather wasn’t very nice on the day we planted the bulbs but we were out there because we want it to look nice in the spring.”

The other founding members are John Halsall, who is chairman of Remenham Parish Council, Alan Henderson, Kate Osborne and Juan Suen. Anyone who wants to join the group should email Mrs Ashwell at hello@remenhamparish.org.uk

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