We reported in early June that Bury St Edmunds in Bloom is undertaking a trial to see if they can remove peat from their hanging basket displays. We were delighted to sponsor the trial and even more delighted to see that so far there is no difference in performance between the 170 Sylvamix hanging baskets and the peat-based ones. Sylvamix® Hanging Basket is formulated to cope with extremely high watering demands which in this hot dry summer are even greater than usual.
Attending a lunch in Bury with the Bury in Bloom team and the judges from Anglia in Bloom, Melcourt’s Technical Director Catherine Dawson said, ‘It was a delight to walk around Bury St Edmunds this morning and see the care and attention taken by the borough council and the Bury in Bloom team to make the town look so stunning. The Sylvamix-based hanging baskets are looking absolutely splendid which in an extreme year is a great testament to the product’s performance. We are proud to have helped Bury St Edmunds achieve the sustainability aims of the competition and we wish them all the very best in the Anglia in Bloom competition.
The top picture shows Sylvamix® Hanging Basket in use outside St Edmundsbury Cathedral. The picture below shows (L to R) Catherine Dawson, Bury in Bloom Coordinator Melanie Lesser, Catherine and Andrew Brain of Woolpit Nurseries who grew and prepared the baskets, Anglia in Bloom judges Nigel Bloxham and Alan Lovett and St Edmundsbury Borough Council’s Horticultural Officer Rebecca Davis