Seeds set for In Bloom campaign

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ORGANISERS of Bury in Bloom have promised to continue the longheld tradition of a colourful and vibrant campaign despite the hosepipe ban.

At the launch of this year’s campaign, at the Unitarian Meeting House, in Churchgate Street, they stressed that ‘everything will happen as before’.

Julia Rackowe, campaign manager, said they were allowed to use St Edmundsbury Borough Council’s water bowsers to keep the plants, hanging baskets and floral displays well hydrated.

To celebrate the jubilee there will be red, white and blue hanging baskets. The organisation will also continue to invest in sustainable planting.

During the event, Stephanie Eynon, community programmes manager for the Royal Horticultural Society, highlighted the increasing role of the RHS’s It’s Your Neighbourhood, which is a grassroots community gardening campaign.

Already there are three in Bury – Church Walks, Well Street and Vinefields. Mrs Rackowe added: “It’s about working with your neighbours to create something visually attractive. Bury in Bloom will help with that.”

Regional judging will be held on July 19. For further information, visit www.buryinbloom.org.uk