On Remembrance Sunday, the 100th anniversary of the end of WW1, Janet and Judith had the privilege of representing the Thornton-Cleveleys Horticultural Society by joining dignitaries, schools, local groups and businesses in the procession to the Thornton Cenotaph. Whilst it had rained as everyone assembled, it stayed fine for the rest of the service and the sun shone through the trees bathing the ‘fallen soldier’ in a striking light. Janet and Judith were extremely proud to lay a wreath on behalf of the Society. It was very poignant to see so many people showing their respects.
Recently, Mr Horrocks, Chairperson, and Mrs Brocklebank, Committee member, visited the Bank House Nursing Home and helped residents to make bowl gardens for their rooms. Most of the residents are wheelchair-bound which makes it difficult for them to tend plants at ground level, the bowls provide small gardens which the residents can care for relatively easily.
The Society members were also asked to donate any plants they were splitting to go in the long border at the nursing home. As always, members were generous and we managed to plant the whole 60 foot border albeit in pouring rain, and add a bird bath. There were enough plant donations to add some to the garden at the back of the house too. I think you will agree, it has and will continue to brighten the border along this shady side of the house.