1. Wild about
2. Kevin does the
3. Photos of
4. Small News
1. Wild about
reports: 'The two annual wildflower beds initiated and designed
by Stevie Rogers of the local Ash Tree Farm Nursery for
SHDC (and planted out with the help of Edward of the
gardening team and a couple of Dartmouth in Bloom volunteers)
are proving to be very popular with both locals and visitors
alike. They are on the top of the hill and give a
wonderful entrance to people visiting Dartmouth.
The old shrub beds were cleared and rotovated by the town
gardeners in March and then planted and sown with a mixture of
British native annual wildflowers such as Cornflowers, Corn
Marigolds and Poppies and Californian and European wildflowers
such as Phacelia, Eschscholzia and Linaria. Essentially the beds
are designed to be pleasing to the human residents and an
important source of nectar for insects such as Bees and
The Royal Horticultural Society (the ruling body behind 'Britain
in Bloom') have designated 2012 to be a year when we should all
be 'Wild about Wildflowers'. As Vice-Chairman of Dartmouth in
Bloom, Stevie (and the rest of the D in B
team), are keen to encourage more areas of the Town to be
planted with wildflowers next year too. Not just annuals such as
these at the roundabout beds but perennials too. It is hoped
that the town will be inspired by this year's wildflower
plantings and contact us to suggest other likely sites around
the town which would benefit from a 'wildflower make-over'.
Stevie can be contacted on 01803 712437 or email your ideas for
new sites by
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Kevin does the Olympics
We took ourselves off to
Oh my how the rain came down
And yet not to be there would
Have been like missing
The second coming of the Almighty
Or not to have been one of
At the Sermon on the Mount
As they too had gathered around
The atmosphere was electric
And then just as the rain went away
The British men’s
Four gave us that first gold
Medal in what was to become
Not far short of a six medal
Miracle fantastic super Saturday
So we cheered like there
Even if we didn’t have a stitch
That was dry
And we have never been more
Proud to be British as we sung
The national anthem and watched
Those union flags fly high
yet the main thing that
Happened was that everyone
Treated everyone cordially
And we kind of became better
Nicer people and turned from
Thousands of individuals into
Just the one single team GB …
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4. Small News
Farmers' Market this
Saturday in the renovated Old Market
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