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Some of the comments we received following our 2020 Plant Sale

Sara Kinane

I just wanted to thank you. We collected our plants from Bob (I think that’s his name at number 8). Everything was highly organised and everything was ready for collection. Helpful advice was typed up about the weather and plants and they looked very strong.

Best wishes to you all for organising this and the work you do in making CK look colourful.


Well done and thank you to everyone involved in making the plant sale happen, really appreciate all the hard work you have all put in. Got my plants this morning and they look great, thanks again,


Thank you. Collected my plants today. They look great and the online system worked really well. Really pleased you found me some lettuces. Still on the hunt for courgettes!!

Thank you for your work to make our community look so wonderful.

Some other comments

I have just been to the wildflower garden as recommended to me by a Charlton Kings friend (I live in Pittville) I want to congratulate all involved in it. It is a joy to see and walk around. The colours are beautiful. Well done Charlton Kings

Do you have a plant list please?

Jill Vyle


I am keen to sponsor a planter in Charlton Kings and would like to know if you can help me go about this


Dear CK in Bloom!

I have just been looking at the lovely photo in the Echo and reading all about your wild flower scheme. Many congratulations, your flowers look wonderful.

We live in Pittville, and have a fairly large expanse of grass opposite our house. My husband has planted many daffodils which are lovely in the spring, and as they die down the council leave the grass to get very long! It has been quite pretty this year with many self-seeding weeds, mainly yellow!

Having seen your lovely picture a seed has been planted in my mind! Our grass would look really beautiful with wild flowers like yours! So please could you be kind enough to send us some information about how you went about obtaining seeds, planting and managing your meadow.

Many thanks

Best regards

Vivien and Hugh Nicholson

Some feedback on our Wild Meadow Planting

Dear CKIB,

I was walking alongside Balcarras School when I came across Meadow flowers, I was blown away!!! They look absolutely fantastic, a credit to you all. I am pretty amateur when it comes to planting and would love some information on your plant choices and any advice as I would like to attempt to do something similar at my workplace. I currently do Grounds Maintenance duties such as Mowing and Hedge cutting etc but not much in the way of planting. I studied at Hartpury College for 4 years and have a National Certificate in Horticulture but my planting knowledge is lacking due to it not being entirely necessary at work. I grew up in Charlton kings and have only moved away recently to Bath road.

Grounds Maintenance Technician
Kohler Mira Ltd.

Yes, the meadow flowers are really splendid in the playing field, and have been for some weeks now. I have directed a number of friends to view them.

I think these flowers would look good in other locations in CK. What about a small circle or crescent of flowers on the edge of the green between the Cirencester Road and Newcourt Road ? I know people do walk their dogs there, but I'm sure that some behind the bus stop would be nice.


Ann Hookey

It looks beautiful and I will aim to get up to the fields in person to see it for real. Why doesn't the Council follow your lead if it is so low-maintenance yet lovely to look at?????

Zena Giles Haywards Road

Below are some of the comments we have received in the past.

Hello fellow gardeners

During the awards ceremony it was again a pleasure to talk with fellow Charlton Kings gardeners and I was inspired by the photographs of the many beautiful gardens on display. Following conversations with a number of you I promised to try and initiate an opportunity to visit each others gardens, whilst appreciating the problems that a formally arranged CKIB open garden event may present.

Can I therefore suggest that all of those who are interested meet up at the precinct on Sunday 5th August at 10:00. I appreciate that this may not be convenient for everyone, but maybe those who wish to be involved will be happy to host individuals at another date (we can discuss on the day)

Mel and I will provide some light refreshments at our place (19 Brookway Drive) as the last garden in the tour.

I'm happy for you to contact me at or on my mobile: 07899098779 if you have any further suggestions.

Let's hope the sun is still shining.

Steve & Mel

Congratulations on this initiative, the flowers make a lovely splash.
Elizabeth Macnamara

It was great to read the piece in the Echo and the photo of the results of your efforts.

Thank you.

Feedback we received following our trip to Rosemoor in Devon

Thank you so much for arranging the trip to Rosemoor. I did enjoy the gardens, the flowers & shrubs were looking surprisingly healthy, despite the amount of rain they must have suffered. We were so lucky with the weather too.

Best regards, Ann.

Dear CKIB,

We wanted to thank you for organising the trip on Saturday, we had a lovely time! The gardens were beautiful and so well tended, the lunch and cream tea were delicious and the weather was just right, not too hot and rain free, altogether an excellent combination.

With Best Regards

Evelyn McNally and Jacqui Hodgin.

Thank you for the lovely outing on Saturday to Rosemoor, Devon.

It was a great day out and the gardens were beautiful.

Shirley Amphlett