Growing for gold. The Wisbech In Bloom team plan to be blooming marvellous

Wisbech in bloom

Wisbech in bloom - Credit: Archant

Wisbech in Bloom has launched its 2016 campaign at Delamores Young Plants where they collected thousands of seedlings donated by the company.

This year Wisbech is aiming for their 9th consecutive gold award in the Anglia in Bloom competition and a coveted gold in the Britain in Bloom finals.

The plants will be potted up and grown on for a few weeks before being planted into the hanging baskets and containers that brighten up Wisbech town centre throughout the summer.

Chairman of Wisbech in Bloom, Brian Massingham, said: “It is great to be able to showcase quality locally grown plants in our floral displays.

“This year we will be aiming high.

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“We are particularly pleased with the help given on recent projects by the horticultural team at FACET and students from Meadowgate School.”

Delamore managing director Wayne Eady said: “It has been our pleasure to support the Wisbech in Bloom group in recent years and we are proud of our association with them and of course with the success they achieve.

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“Delamore has recently forged associations with a new parent company, Volmary, the family owned plant breeding company.

This gives us access to a lot of new and unique products and we will be encouraging the volunteers to use many of these products in their plantings to full effect.”

The bloom team thanked sponsors and supporters including Smiths Farm Shop, Peter Wards Nursery, Street Pride volunteers, Wisbech Town Council and Fenland District Council who are responsible for Wisbech Park and St Peters Church Gardens.

Anyone with a few hours to spare who would like to help the Wisbech in Bloom team can call Penny on 01945 581208 or Brian on 01945 461618.

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