Enfield in Bloom Update

Hello all and hopefully you are keeping safe and busy.

Many of you have so much time to garden now and your gardens have never looked so tidy.

Some of you will manage to get bedding plants and we are informed that GP Gardeners are offering a delivery service. It is such a shame that the Annual Competition has had to be cancelled.

We are being asked why it was necessary to cancel the Annual Garden Competition when it is so far in the future but with our Chairman and others on the Committee in isolation, some for 12 weeks, the logistics of getting the paperwork and printing sorted for entries would have been impossible.  Also, there is no way of even knowing if judging could take place as nothing is certain with the Coronavirus Pandemic.  Businesses, schools and pubs are all closed, and it would be unlikely to have entries from them even if the lockdown is lifted.

Keep gardening and look forward to next year when it is hoped many more residents will have got the “gardening bug” and enter the Enfield in Bloom Competition.

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Best overall Front Garden – Cup Winner

It has been a mild but very wet winter and let us all hope that 2020 will be a good growing year for everyone’s gardens.  Now is the time to be planning for the spring.

No matter how small your garden is, even balconies, you can enter our Annual Garden Competition. 
Entry is free of charge to all Enfield Residents. 
Entry forms will be available in the spring and judging takes place from last week of June until end of first week July.

We have many categories and the judges are looking at a selection of the listing below depending on the category.

Points will be given for:

  • Visual Impact (colour and design)
  • Cultivation and Maintenance (free of weeds, clean paths and well pruned shrubs/bushes)
  • Quality and Quantity of planting (subject to the type of garden)
  • Environmentally Friendly (water butts, bird feeders, bee friendly plants etc)
  • Cleanliness (litter free)
  • All year interest and planting suitable for location
  • Difficulty (masses of bedding plants with little else will lose points)
  • Awards are given for the standard achieved.  We do not have firsts, second, etc.

We have Gold standard, Silver standard, Bronze standard and there can be more than one of each standard in any category.  Those reaching these standards will be invited to our Awards Presentation at the Royal Chase Hotel, in November.

Good Growing.

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Enfield in Bloom Awards Ceremony Royal Chace Hotel 2019

This year’s Ceremony was another great success.  The evening included a moving tribute to Committee member Brian Grayston, a great “friend” of Enfield in Bloom over many years, who passed away earlier this year.  His daughter Denise collected his posthumous Livia Award sponsored by the Galli-Atkinson family.   Here is a small selection of the many photographs taken during the presentation, with apologies that we cannot include more.

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Enfield in Bloom were invited to Weir Hall Park where 500 trees were being planted with Friends of the Earth and other volunteers from the local area and further afield.
Two of our committee were pleased to see many volunteers turn up to help plant the trees.
We were also invited to Millennium Green where amongst other trees, a Rowan tree bought with funds from Enfield in Bloom’s Friends of Parks Initiative Scheme, was being planted with other trees.

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Planting in Jubilee Park

On Friday November 1st Enfield in Bloom attended an Edmonton and district Rotary Purple4Polio planting in Jubilee Park.
The Mayor Cllr Kate Anolue and Cllr Bernie Lappage were there with Senior and other members of Rotary, in the rain, to encourage the children from Hounsfield and Sparksfield Schools plant thousands of purple crocus bulbs, near the tennis courts, Rotary have been working Worldwide for over 30 years to rid the world of Polio. The colour purple is important as it is the colour of the dye used on children’s fingers when they have been immunised against Polio.

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A big thank you to everyone who entered the Competition this year.  We have lots of first-time entries as well as our old friends that enter every year.

To see the results and photo presentation, please click  on Results and follow instructions

Well done to everyone who won an award.

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Meet the children of Tottenhall Infant School

Who have benefited from our initiative scheme

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Enfield in Blooms new Memorial Bench

At Contemplation Corner Woodcroft Wildspace N21

Enfield in Bloom wish to thank Bob Ladell and his team at the Woodcroft Wildspace for clearing and establishing an area now called “Contemplation Corner” for our new Memorial Bench.  The bench already has several plaques commemorating Committee Members who have passed, and some of our present Committee had a toast in memory of them.  Our Chairman Dennis planted one of two roses to frame the bench.  A willow arch has been planted and this will eventually shade the area.

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Spring 2019

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Enfield in Bloom 2018 Awards Ceremony

Over 250 people attended the Awards Ceremony this year.

The Deputy Mayor, Cllr Kate Anolue presented the awards with our main sponsors,  and the presentation was followed by a wonderful Buffet supplied, with thanks, by the Royal Chace Hotel

Here are a selection of the Trophy and other award winners.

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