Birdcage Walk and Granville Terrace

Recently we tidied the planters in the layby on Birdcage Walk, and added a few more plants to brighten them up as they had suffered in the winter flooding there.

We also weeded and tidied the big flowerbed at the bottom of Granville Terrace, which is getting much more light after a tree was felled there. 

Painting and fettling planters

We repainted the green wooden planters around town. We had some new volunteers this time, and got the job done in an hour.

And we fettled some of the others (in case you’re puzzled, fettling is a old Yorkshire word meaning putting something to rights, making it just right, in fact putting it into “fine fettle”.)  So in this case it meant taking out dead plants, picking out litter, trimming and tidying as required.

And afterwards we had coffee and some delicious flapjack – thanks Katie!

Container planting demonstration on 17th April

Join us for a container planting demonstration, followed by a cheese and wine supper and a stroll around the Courtyard Planters Nursery

Otley in Bloom are teaming up with Courtyard Planters to help you fall in love with your patio. Starting at 7pm on 17 April, watch a demonstration of a planter being created which could grace your garden all year round and learn the tricks to creating the best container garden display. After the demonstration you will be able to ask questions, enjoy a cheese and wine supper and browse in the Courtyard Planters nursery and garden.

Tickets cost £7 per person and should be booked in advance through the contact information. All profits will go towards the floral displays in Otley and supporting the work of Otley in Bloom.

Contact: Katie Burnett

Phone: 01943 462390