Curry Rivel in Bloom Sept 2018 Newsletter
Gina Beauchamp — Chair
Struggling through July and August in extreme heat it has been hard work to keep up with watering and dead heading. we have tried to keep our displays going for as long as possible.
Thank you to all our watering volunteers who water pots and troughs around the village every day sometimes twice a day. We could always use more offers of help no matter how much time you can spare.
Contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org Tel 01458 762296
Our AGM will be held on Monday 10th September in the Chatham room in the Village Hall. Starting at 7.30pm. everyone is welcome, come and hear about our efforts this year and our plans for next year, please come and share your ideas.
Poppies for Remembrance Day — Knitted and home made
We are hoping to have hand knitted poppies and poppies made from plastic bottles on display around the village. To make a plastic poppy, cut any plastic bottle in half using scissors, then cut down to the base in four equal divisions, some bottles have a base with four dips in them so use those a guide. Shape the petals, adjusting the length and flatten out your poppy, pressing the centre and petals into shape. Paint with red gloss paint, paint the middle black or glue on a black button. Use florist's or gardening wire to make a stem.
Knitting Poppies. There is a good pattern at www.harlow.gov.uk search for knitting pattern info sheet. You can search on line for other free patterns or ask Gina to provide a copy for you If anyone has any suitable wool they would like to donate please let us know.
At Mrs McGregor's wool shop in Somerton they are selling a large red and black ball of wool for £3.50! Let's hope for a great display of poppies in the village leading to the war memorial.
More info in October's CRN
Next Year's colour scheme
Having had a colour scheme in the village for the last three years we thought it was time to have a riot of colour around the village, so for those of you who order plants and seeds early we hope this will be helpful.
Return of the Village Open Gardens 2019
CRiB would like to help to bring back the Village Open Gardens. This last took place in 2016 and we feel it should be kept going as it is a lovely, enjoyable village event that raises a lot of money for the village.
With this in mind we have arranged an Open Gardens meeting in the Chatham Room in the village hall on Monday 24th September at 7.30 pm. Please come and join in, you may have opened your garden to the public before or may be new to the village, you may just want to help on the day or sell tickets, plants or help with the cream teas! It was a very successful, well organised and well-run event so let's keep it going.
A provisional date for the event would be Saturday or Sunday June 8th or 9th 2019 but we would need to check this with the National Open gardens scheme to see what else is on in the area to avoid a clash.
Hope to see you at the meeting!
CRiB Event on Sunday 28th October 3-5pm
The Scariest Pumpkin Competition!
Bring your carved pumpkin along to the village hall, come in fancy dress! Adults too!
Prizes for the best carved pumpkins and the fancy dress.
Please use battery operated night lights, no live flames.
£1 per ticket which is redeemable for a Halloween tea. Sandwiches, cake & a drink.
There will be lots of stalls with a Halloween theme, fun and games for all!
Tickets will be available from early October. For more info contact Paul Crocker 01458 252545