Go Soak A Plant!

Wednesfield in Bloom has been a great community effort again this year.

On the 6th July the Heart of England in Bloom Inspectors came and inspected the Village. We added to our reputation I am sure of that.

Add to that effort the great work that the Ashmore Park Community added to the sum of things with a volunteer led  planting on the three main flower containers at the Ashmore Park Shopping Parade. It was a great effort and the flowers look marvellous.

I want to thank the shop keepers at Fatties The Tackle Shop, The Pet Shop and Parm at the Ashmore Park Hardware stores  for continuing to water them in the hottest weather we have had for decades! The Ashmore Inn and Kevin ‘The Gaffer’ has also added a vibrant splash of colour to the estate with those fab ‘Hanging Baskets’.

Now the big appeal is to keep the flowers a live and going for as long as is possible. Certainly the flowers look great today. So you can help too! If your passing by take an old bottle fill it with water “and soak a plant!”

Soak a plant wherever you see where the volunteers have worked so hard, especially when the weather is so darn hot.

Come on everyone go Soak a Plant!

Phil Bateman

Phil Bateman is Married to Mary and lives in Wednesfield North. He was a long serving local politician having served previously on the now defunct West Midlands County Council... read more