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Myers Croft Beck clean up 2019/13

2013 Otley in Bloom teamed up with members of the Bethel church to clean up Myers Croft beck. Flooding in 2019 meant the beck needed unblocking
November 2019 Due to heavy rains for the past month and the development of some wonderful plant growth, this secret little wildlife-friendly enclave to the south of Sainsbury's… http://www.otleyinbloom.co.uk/blog/myers-croft-beck-clean-2019/

Chippendale 300

Vote for us… We have applied for £1000 funding towards the creation of a carpet bedding flowerbed in Wharfemeadows Park to be part of Otley’s town wide “Chippendale 300” celebrations next year.
            Vote for us…   We have applied for £1000 funding towards the creation of a carpet bedding flowerbed in Wharfemeadows Park to be part of Otley’s town w… http://www.otleyinbloom.co.uk/blog/chippendale-300/

Open gardens in Otley

Celebrate the joy of gardening by visiting a selection of private gardens in Otley which will be open on Sunday 25th June from 12 noon to 5pm.
Celebrate the joy of gardening by visiting a selection of private gardens in Otley which will be open on Sunday 25th June from 12 noon to 5pm.  Get inspiration, or simply soak up … http://www.otleyinbloom.co.uk/blog/open-gardens-otley/

Nectar bed Poppies

The poppies in the nectar bed are looking good
The poppies at the nectar bed in Wharfemeadows Park looking good in mid May. Margaret and Jacquie after doing some work on the bed.   http://www.otleyinbloom.co.uk/blog/nectar-bed-poppie/

Spring flowers

Some spring flowers by the Chippendale statue.
Jacquie's tidied up the flowerbed by the Chippendale statue and there are some hellebores and other spring plants flowering there. http://www.otleyinbloom.co.uk/blog/spring-flowers/

Snowdrops are coming up

The snowdrops that we planted around Otley in September are beginning to flower.
The snowdrops that we planted around Otley in September are beginning to flower.  We began to see them early in January, and now with any luck they should be showing at all the si… http://www.otleyinbloom.co.uk/blog/snowdrops-are-coming/

Autumn colour in the Nectar Bed

These pictures taken in October show butterflies enjoying the nectar bed.
These pictures taken in October show butterflies enjoying the nectar bed.   http://www.otleyinbloom.co.uk/blog/autumn-colour-nectar-bed/

More flowers at Craven Street

Some flowering plants have been added at the back of the garden, and a plaque fixed to the seat.
We received a very nice report from the Craven Street resident who first asked if we could help him improve the site. I first contacted Otley In Bloom roughly a year ago about … http://www.otleyinbloom.co.uk/blog/more-flowers-craven-street/

Grassroots Giving benefits Otley in Bloom

Otley in Bloom are celebrating receiving a £500 grant from Skipton Building Society’s Grassroots Giving scheme.
var addthis_config = {"data_track_addressbar":true}; Otley in Bloom are celebrating receiving a £500 grant from Skipton Building Society’s Grassroots Giving… http://www.otleyinbloom.co.uk/blog/grassroots-giving-benefits-otley-bloom/

Overflowing with blooms

What a pretty place Otley is, overflowing with blooms.
var addthis_config = {"data_track_addressbar":true}; What a pretty place Otley is, overflowing with blooms.  Here are a few photos of the red white and blue flow… http://www.otleyinbloom.co.uk/blog/overflowing-blooms/

Have you noticed our new lamp post planters?

Here's one of the new lamp post planters looking lovely
var addthis_config = {"data_track_addressbar":true}; Here's a picture of one of the new lamp post planters looking lovely, funded by Otley BID and put up by Cou… http://www.otleyinbloom.co.uk/blog/have-you-noticed-our-new-lamp-post-planters/

Yellow bikes everywhere

We've installed yellow bikes with yellow boxes of yellow flowers all over Otley to welcome and celebrate the Tour de France Grand Depart
var addthis_config = {"data_track_addressbar":true}; We've installed yellow bikes with yellow boxes of yellow flowers all over Otley to welcome and celebrate th… http://www.otleyinbloom.co.uk/blog/yellow-bikes-everywhere/

Yellow bikes are beginning to appear in town

Yellow bikes are beginning to appear in town to celebrate Le Tour de France.
We’ve put a few of our Tour de France yellow bikes with flower baskets up in the town centre recently.  The latest one is outside the church, near Beks. (Thank you Beks for giving… http://www.otleyinbloom.co.uk/blog/yellow-bikes-are-beginning-appear-town/

Bloom team wins show bronze

We won a bronze for our pocket garden at Harrogate Flower Show.
var addthis_config = {"data_track_addressbar":true}; Our pocket garden with a Tour de France theme has won a bronze at Harrogate Flower Show. The one metre s… http://www.otleyinbloom.co.uk/blog/bloom-team-wins-show-bronze/

Otley in Bloom New Photos

var addthis_config = {"data_track_addressbar":true};   One of the latest members to join the group this year Colin is a photographer and so couldn’t resist as… http://www.otleyinbloom.co.uk/blog/otley-bloom-new-photos/

Latest pictures from the Nectar Bed

The Otley in Bloom Nectar Bed is still buzzing!
var addthis_config = {"data_track_addressbar":true}; The Otley in Bloom Nectar Bed is still buzzing!  It may be nearly October, but as the latest pictures s… http://www.otleyinbloom.co.uk/blog/latest-pictures-nectar-bed/

Refreshing the town planting

On June 9th and again on June 11th Otley in bloom volunteers were busy putting summer flowers in the large wooden planters around the town centre.
On June 9th and again on June 11th Otley in bloom volunteers were busy putting summer flowers in the large wooden planters around the town centre.  These planters are regularly ma… http://www.otleyinbloom.co.uk/blog/refreshing-town-planting/

Instaplanta planters refresh for summer

Our hard working team have been busy planting up the large wooden planters in town supplied and managed by Instaplanta.
Our hard working team have been busy planting up the large wooden planters in town supplied and managed by Instaplanta.  In total they planted 20 trays of geraniums, 6 trays of pe… http://www.otleyinbloom.co.uk/blog/instaplanta-planters-refresh-summer/

Charles Street Car Park clean up

On Sunday May 26 OIB volunteers joined community rep. Jonathan McGee to brighten up a corner of an Otley town centre car park which had become scruffy and neglected. Earlier in the week an OIB litter picking team cleared a lot of rubbish which had accumul…
var addthis_config = {"data_track_addressbar":true}; On Sunday May 26 Otley in Bloom volunteers joined community rep. Jonathan McGee to brighten up a corner of … http://www.otleyinbloom.co.uk/blog/charles-street-car-park-clean/

Otley Birdcage Walk clear up

Otley in Bloom volunteers mended the wall and planted flowers on two stone planters on Birdcage Walk,
var addthis_config = {"data_track_addressbar":true}; May 24th 2013 Otley in Bloom volunteers mended the wall and planted flowers on two stone planters on Bir… http://www.otleyinbloom.co.uk/blog/otley-birdcage-walk-clear/