Love blossoms as Acocks Green Village in Bloom plans get under way - The Solihull Observer

Love blossoms as Acocks Green Village in Bloom plans get under way

Solihull Editorial 11th Apr, 2024   0

It is not just the trees blossoming in Acocks Green but also love.

Around three years ago Eileen decided to do her bit for the area when Acocks Green Village in Bloom put a call out for more litter champions.

It was around the same time Mike also got in touch with the group wanting to join the battle against litter.

Being keen on improving their local environment the duo decided to join the team working on the annual Britain in Bloom entry and it was at one of those Sunday morning gardening sessions where the pair became closer.

As part of the entry Acocks Green Village in Bloom created a community orchard on a piece of waste ground, just off the main road where residents can pick apples, pears, plums and soft fruit.

In the autumn Mike and Eileen planted bulbs together in the orchard and in the planters.

They enjoy gardening together and both love the idea of making their area a good place to shop or spend and socialise.

They continue to litter-pick and Mike has painted many utility boxes around the village to remove graffiti.

The group also has a number of flower beds and planters throughout the shopping centre which are tended to by the group.


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