A super £205 was raised by Hook in Bloom supporters when they dined at Hook Tandoori recently. The money was raised with a donation of £5 per diner and a raffle. Thank you to everyone who came along and enjoyed a scrumptious meal cooked by Mr Huda, Abdul and their team. Thanks to the attentive team at Hook Tandoori a great time was had by all and the meal was declared delicious! Everyone asked for another get together in the autumn.
Thousands of wildflower seeds arrived in Hook and volunteers set to in April to get them sown. The mix of seeds were scattered outside the church, by the plough in the village centre, in Wellworth and Holt Lane parks and in Mitchells Field. A plea to parents – please encourage children not to trample on them on the way home from school, especially the new area in Mitchell’s Field.
Volunteers were delighted to see the spring bulbs they planted popping up all around the village. How cheerful the village looked and even more bulb planting is planned for 2018! They were especially pleased with displays in the troughs under the village signs and at Tesco because the de Jager bulbs were left in situ last year, fed, overplanted with summer bedding, and performed nicely again this spring.
This year the village centre will be a blaze of colour as the new poles for the hanging baskets arrived in April. The poles and baskets will go up end of May or beginning of June when 19 baskets filled with geraniums, surfinias and begonias will appear.
Don’t forget to plant up your baskets, front gardens and allotments to enter the 2018 Hook in Bloom residential competition. In addition to trophies and certificates, there are £25 vouchers sponsored by Tesco or de Jager bulbs for the category winners this year. The entry forms will be delivered to every household in early summer.