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2016 Competition
South West in Bloom
 

PREECE CUP COMPETITORS

In our group this year are likely to be:

  • Hayle in Bloom

  • Glastonbury in Bloom

  • Midsomer Norton

  • Seaton in Bloom

  • Sherborne in Bloom

 

OUR JUDGES:

  • Richard Budge who is the Parks Manager at Truro City Council
  • Tony Moore
 

2016 SOUTH WEST IN BLOOM ROUTE

Click above to get a copy of the 'all new' South West in Bloom Route.

 

2016 SOUTH WEST IN BLOOM PORTFOLIO

Our 2016 Portfolio, prepared for the judges, is in progress and is not ready for posting just yet.


JUDGES' TOP TIPS
Some suggested improvements from the Britain in Bloom UK Finals Judges'
Floral displays
  • Consider planting combinations that allow for different weather extremes
  • Ensure hanging baskets are fed appropriately
  • Involve young people in the design and planting of a flower bed
  • Consider sponsorship of floral displays by local businesses
  • Include visits to private gardens to see outstanding floral features

Permanent landscaping

  • Consider the use of more sustainable planting schemes including herbaceous plants and shrubs
  • Introduce some specimen plans and permanent planting in public bedding displays
  • Pay attention to permanent planting around car parks

Local environmental quality

  • Plan maintenance regimes to ensure the regular treatment of weeds in pavements
  • Plan for the regular repair and replacement of litter bins and dog bins

Public awareness

  • Consider greater engagement of commercial premises in the campaign
  • Produce a quarterly newsletter of Bloom activities within your village / town

Local agenda 21 and sustainable development

  • Consider the use of native plant species - not Spanish bluebells!
  • Consider clear signage and interpretation boards for visitors and local residents

General comments

  • Aim to involve the widest community in all aspects of the Bloom campaign
  • Give careful consideration to planning the judging tour as judges can only make an assessment based on what they are shown on the day

JUDGING RULES 2015

Judging Rules 2015

South West in Bloom is one of a number of Regions that will trialing a revised set of judging rules, they are still based on the three Pillars, but with an increase in emphasis on Communities.

Download a copy here.


 

 
 
 
Some interesting links:

Here is South West in Bloom's web site:

http://www.southwestinbloom.org.uk/