Great Holm has looked really lovely this spring as the 3,000 pale yellow “Magnet” daffodil bulbs that were planted last October came into flower around our estate. These made a welcome addition to the daffodils and crocuses planted around the obelisk and other areas a couple of years ago.
The small blue flowers of the Chionodoxa bulbs, which were under-planted in the new rose beds, looked good despite a very difficult start. These are expected to multiply to make a really good show next year.
Flowering soon will be the red “Trumpeter” Roses that volunteers planted working in atrocious muddy conditions and pouring rain. They are thriving and should be blooming throughout the summer. Look out for them at the Attingham Hill, Kensington Drive and Highgrove Hill entrances to Great Holm.
A very big thank you to the many volunteers who came out in all weathers to do the planting, Great Holm and Loughton Neighbourhood Action Group for leading the project and Loughton Parish Council for their generous grant which enabled the purchasing of the bulbs and roses.
We take pride in our estate and working together we have achieved a lot.
Article supplied by Cllr Hilary Dyer – Great Holm Ward