Oct 14

Moseley in Bloom Awards 2006

Moseley In Bloom Awards 2006

The Moseley in Bloom Awards honour the hard work and community commitment shown by those who have got involved so far. There are six categories, and the cleanest, tidiest and best looking in each category will be the winner:

Rosiest Resturant
Most Blossoming Business
Star Shop
Top Take Away
Most Blooming Boozer
Most Flourishing Front Garden

We look for results not only on judging day but long-term throughout the summer. The six winners each receive a trophy designed by Krankpod Ceramics, framed by The Moseley Emporium, engraved by Phoenix Engravers and donated by Moseley and District Churches Housing Association.

2006 Awards

Most Blooming Boozer

The Bull’s Head – for its contemporary take on hanging baskets which were felt to be particularly appropriate to the frontage and really helped give Moseley Village Green the wow factor.

Special Mention to last year’s winner The Village – fantastic all year round display and lovely new planting around the rear seating area, and to The Fighting Cocks.

Star Shop

Moseley Emporium – they said they were going to do something special this year and they did, last year’s winners hauled ceramic sinks up on to their flat roof and then planted them up, watering had to be done by climbing a ladder! Super display, especially in light of the very hot weather.

Special Mention to Nima – who this year adorned the deli with window boxes at first floor level as well as their usual very pretty troughs on the frontage. Regular sweeping kept the shop apron always looking spick and span.

Rosiest Restaurant

La Fibule – the judges were very impressed with the two Hibiscus ‘Woodbridge’ in their fabulous and very appropriate Moroccan-style pots and also with the colour from baskets earlier in the season.

Special mentions to last year’s winners The Cross whose railings overflowed with horticultural delights all summer and helped make a real impact on that stretch of the Alcester Road. The judges were also impressed by the effort made by Kababish.

Most Blossoming Business

Marcus Galleries – whose baskets also looked stunning against their crisp and contemporary frontage which was kept clean and tidy all summer long. They also showed great support for Moseley in Bloom, hosting our Press Launch in July with panache.

Special Mention to Moseley and District Churches Housing Association – their very attractive window boxes provided a very pretty entry and exit point to the High Street and their support for the MIB efforts all year round were noted.

Most Flourishing Front Garden

Number 9 Laburnum Grove – A delightful front garden, with scented plants such as lavender, rosemary and choisya crowding the path to the front door.

Special Mention to all Laburnum Grove front gardens – they really are a joy, and the judges did have a lot of difficulty deciding between them. A big pat on the back to all of you – especially the guerrilla gardeners responsible for the transformation of the Ponte di Legno car park and La Fibule. Keep it up!

Moseley in Bloom Special Achievement Award

St Columba Church – for the second year running the team at St Columba have pulled out all the stops and put in an awful lot of hard work to make the gardens around the church a pleasure to behold. New border planting this year is looking lovely despite the difficult weather conditions and the judges particularly liked the troughs at the Church entrance.

Special Mention for Dowells Close – the judges were really impressed with the combination of residents’ efforts and beautifully managed gardens – this should be an example to other such schemes.

2005 Awards

Most Blooming Boozer : The Village
Rosiest Restaurant: The Cross
Star Shop: The Moseley Emporium
Most Flourishing Front Garden : Jane Percival, Alcester Rd
Most Blossoming Business : William Hill Organisation
The Moseley in Bloom Special Award: St. Columba’s

How to enter in 2007

Fill in the entry form that will be circulated throughout Moseley, or contact Natalie Higgins, Chair, at the Moseley Community Development Trust, The Post Office Building, 149 Alcester Road, Moseley, Birmingham, B13 8JP.