Unfortunately, Bootle in Bloom has had to be postponed for 12 months as North West in Bloom seeks to keep people safe in the current Covid-19 crisis.
This does not mean our initial hard work has been wasted. We have a provisional route planned for next year, and as soon as it is safe to do so we will be back out greening up Bootle’s streets and getting a head start on 2021. Our hard work bulb planting in autumn 2019 has really paid off with crocuses and daffodils popping up all over Bootle. If you are able to take a walk around Bootle (observing social distancing!) please take the opportunity to pause and look at the beauty in the flowers around you. If you see something you like take a photo and upload it to social media using the #bootleinbloom2020 hashtag. This will mean others who are staying in can still see the flowers starting to bloom. The work we have already done is starting to make a difference and the break gives us more time to achieve so much more by next year.
A local resident who is one of our community gardeners has had a great idea to brighten up Bootle and to bring some cheer in the middle of Covid-19. We were originally planning to use crochet flowers to mark the Bootle in Bloom route but instead Mel suggested using them to yarn bomb lampposts around Bootle to make people smile and bring some colour to our streets. We are currently working out how we can get wool and equipment to people who want to have a go at this, but please get in touch if this is something you want to be part of.