Taunton In Bloom start planting now
By marion_TLocal | Sunday, September 26, 2010, 01:01
Taunton Police Station
Taunton Flower Show
So if you have been inspired by all the lovely colour you have seen around Taunton this year,or at Taunton Flower Show, now is the time to get started because its bulb planting season.
It doesn't have to be and expensive project and the beauty of bulbs are they can go in some of the places where is it hard to have a bed for other things, like a bank or slope. Also they will happily grow in pots so even if you only have a patio garden or a piece of path, you can still grow bulbs.
Don't forget your onions and garlic,plant them now and you can use the shoots in the spring as well as harvesting the bulbs later on,you can get onion sets of 50 for around £1.50 .
Most of us are familiar with daffodils, tulips and crocus which are available everywhere from supermarkets to DIY stores like Homebase but if you want a larger variety you will probably want to go to a garden centre or nursery like Monkton Elm which has a huge range from 2kg of daffodils for £5.99 to Indian Lilies at two for £1.99.
There are flower bulbs for every taste in colour, height and degrees of light. A carpet of cyclamen is a wonderful sight and the perfume is fantastic too. There are gift packages available in many places, such as sets ready to plant in decorative pails for outdoors or pots for indoors, I remember one of my first experiences of gardening was growing a hyacinth as a school project and having to put it in the airing cupboard for the winter, you can often by them in a pot ready to go.
Taunton Garden Centre are selling flower bulbs singly from 20p -60p depending on the type.
Avery Nursery and Plant Centre are suggesting the planting of onions from now until the end of October and garlic October/November.
Taunton in Bloom results 2010
Best School Grounds,sponsored by Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service and Best School Foyer,sponsored by Councillor Richard Lees
Best Containers sponsored by Screwfix Direct
1st Mrs S.Stocker, 59 Galmington Road
2nd Mrs D.Knight, 33 Wellsprings Road
Best Front Garden sponsored by Orchard
1st Mr G.Stark, 33 Richmond Park Bishops Hull
2nd Mrs Lock,2 Shutemead Bishops Hull
3rd Mrs Hawker,1 Shutemead Bishops Hull
Best Care establishment sponsored by Shaun Gregan
1st Elizabeth House,Wilton Orchard
2nd Moorhaven Care Home,Normandy Drive
Best Sheltered Housing sponsored by Warm Welcome
1st St.James' Court,St James'Street
2nd Robins Close, Bishops Hull
Best Voluntary Organisation sponsored by Adrian Prior-Sankey
1st Bishops Lydeard Railway Station
2nd Tangier Scout & Guide Centre
Best Hotel/Guesthouse sponsored by Ted Softley
1st Meryan House Hotel, Bishops Hull
2nd Mount Somerset Hotel,Henlade
3rd Acorn Lodge,Wellington Road
Best coffee Shop/restaurant sponsored by Phil Bowditch
1st Expresso,High Street
2nd Cafe Lisa 13a Paul Street
Best Professional Business sponsored by Taunton Chamber of Commerce
2nd Orthoworld,The Crescent
3rd Norman Hodge Hairdressers
Best Public Access Site Clarke Willmott & Clarke
Joint 1st Bishops Lydeard Railway Station and Taunton Police Station
Best Public House sponsored by Somerset County Gazette
1st The Vivary Arms
2nd The Ring of Bells,Norton Fitzwarren
3rd The Half Moon, Stoke St Mary
Best Large Shopping Area sponsored by Summerfield Homes
1st Riverside Place
2nd Bath Place
Best Street Display sponsored by Monkton Elm Garden Centre
1st Avenue 1,Beauford Park,Norton Fitzwarren
Best Horticultural Display sponsored by Deane DLO
1st residents of Beauford Park ,Norton Fitzwarren
Best Railway Station Display sponsored by Summerfield Homes
1st & 2nd West Somerset Railway
It's Your Neighbourhood Awrad sponsored by the RHS
Victoria Park Action Group,St Georges School and Kingston Road Allotments.
1st Rowbarton 187 points
2nd Priorswood 184 points
3rd Hamilton 181 points
Rachael Haldane Cup
1st Peter Luxton 193 points
2nd Joe Davis 182 points
3rd Guy Baddely 179 points