Sark’s Going for Gold
Monday was a big day here for the Sark Community Blooms group that is representing the Bailiwick of Guernsey in the national Britain in Bloom competition. (Two years ago Sark won a silver gilt at national level.) The ‘Bloomers’ work with volunteers all year round to create beautiful planting in public areas as well working on conservation projects and habitat management in Sark’s wild places. The two judges from the Royal Horticultural Society, Kate Dagnell and Ann Holland, travelled around the island by horse and carriage and were shown clearing work for butterflies on the Eperquerie Common, the rejuvenation of the areas around the old island hall, in the village and at the Coupée as well as having a tour of the Seigneurie Gardens. The results of the competition will be announced at the end of October. Good luck, Sark!
Pictures by Sue Daly
The judges in the Seigneurie Gardens
Some of the new planting at the Old Island Hall
The judges being shown some of the habitat management work on the Eperquerie