Irthington in Bloom wins silver

A show of floral colour in the village.

Danny brings blooms to Irthington

Update : Congratulations to Irthington village who won a silver award. Also congratulations to Danny who was presented with the Doreen Parsons Young Persons Trophy for best project & effort.  

Original article : Danny Poland and his neighbours in Irthington have been busy preparing the village for the RHS Cumbria in Bloom competition, which was recently judged.  Results will be  announced in September however Irthington is already a winner with very colourful flower displays around the village. 

Many locals donated funds, goods and items to help with the project.  The parish corner made use of an upcycled BBQ that serves as a beautiful planter, and the planters underneath, each one having been kindly donated. The plants in the display are from Tarn Road Nurseries.   ‘Bumble’ the beautiful bee has been gifted and is perfect for the pollinator theme. The plants in the ground have been grown by Danny from seed especially for this corner.

Irthington Village School received generous funding from Brampton and Longtown Rotary Club for hanging pots, compost and plants to go along the length of the school fence at the front of school. The Elho pots have been made in the Netherlands from recycled plastic, produced with Elho’s own wind power who also support 2 million bees in their back garden.

The hanging pots at Irthington School are now in full colour.  Danny who was the organiser sorted out the plants and planters enabling staff to arrange for the pupils to  do the planting.  Danny  said “ This will bring the village together in these times of pandemic as well as being a fun and educational activity for the pupils” .

He was keen to show Irthington resident Bert Ridley the various displays as  Bert is a member of Brampton & Longtown Rotary.  Wendy Aldred speaking on behalf of Rotary said “we are absolutely delighted to support this excellent project that has been arranged and led so ably by Danny.”   

Background Information
Cumbria in Bloom Pride in your Community Competition  click here


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