The planters, baskets and beds around the town, including the library bed, town entrances and recreation railings looked beautiful with blooms of spring flowers.

Volunteers have been busy – Ousebank Calverton Corner bed was planted with shrubs and weeds removed wherever they could. Their efforts at the Bluebell Wood should prevent the bluebells being smothered with cow parsley and ivy. Changeover from winter to summer planters and baskets takes place on 29-30 May.

This spring, Theresa Wedderburn from Branch Out gave a talk on growing and arranging seasonal flowers. Theresa follows organic gardening principles.

Building works delayed the gardening sessions at St Mary and St Giles School North Site, as the polytunnel was moved. School gardening was given a financial boost with a £400 donation from Milton Keynes Ward Councillors Stony Stratford ward allocations. The Campaign for School Gardening RHS Level 5 success resulted in £250 Garden Centre Tokens which will help in restocking after the building works.

Congratulations to all!

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