May 2016

A Helping Hand from Hook Junior School

Children from Hook Junior School ditched their books for the day; put on their gardening gloves and set about improving our village. Their mission was to brighten up the brick planter outside Hook Fish and Chip Shop.  After weeding and preparing the bed they sowed a mixture of wild flower seeds.  With a little bit more of this lovely sunshine and of course the odd splash of rain, we will soon be seeing the first green shoots.  There will be 12 different wild flower species to look out for; including Papaver rhoeas Shirley mixed, Linaria maroccana, Coreopsis tinctoria, Rudbeckia amplexicaulis and Ammi majus.

“It was wonderful to see such keen and enthusiastic young gardeners at work,” said In Bloom volunteer, Cllr Sue Hinton. “With fantastic support from volunteers like the children and teachers of Hook Junior School I’m sure we will succeed with the Hook in Bloom project.”

HookJuniorSchool May 2016 chip shop

 So where is the money coming from?

Some of you may be wondering where our funding is coming from?

So far we are very grateful to have received two large grants this year – one from Tesco and the other from the Big Lottery Fund.  Hart District Council also supplied the wild flower seeds for the planter outside Hook Fish and Chip Shop.

The grants will enable Hook In Bloom to plant around the village; support the residential and business competition, and also fund Hook Village Show on Sunday 11th September.

Hook Fun Run and the Bloomers

Thank you to everyone for all your support – we hope we have inspired you to get planting those seeds, making your gardens beautiful and entering the competition!

More Bloomers arrive to plant 40 Hampshire Roses at Grand Parade and to finish off weeding the bed outside Hook Fish and Chips.

A BIG THANK YOU to all the local shops who provided the much-needed water for the watering cans – Baristas Coffee House and Bistro, Premier, Hook Post Office, The Cafe Terrace, The Mind Shop and Nose to Tail.