THE Henley Standard’s Going for Gold campaign is just 15 hanging baskets away from its target.
Two businesses in Henley have ordered nine baskets between them in the past week, bringing the total number sold since we launched the campaign eight weeks ago to 155.
We are urging town centre shops, businesses and residents to buy the summer baskets in order to reach a record 170 and boost Henley’s bid to win gold in his year’s national Britain in Bloom competition.
We want to fill the town with flowers in time for the competition judges’ visit next month. The baskets are filled with pink and red pelargonium peltatum, purple scaevola aemula, purple and sky blue petunia, yellow calibrachoa, red begonia and violet verbena.
Councillor Kellie Hinton, who chairs Henley in Bloom, said: “We really need these last 15 baskets to show that we can come together and beat our record.