A blooming new look at Woolshops Shopping Centre

Woolshops plantingOn Wednesday 21 October, Junior Wardens from Dean field Community Primary School, Ovenden, helped Halifax in Bloom and Calderdale Council plant Daffodil bulbs in time for a blooming spring show of yellow at the Woolshops Shopping Centre in Halifax.

The Junior Wardens planted miniature daffodils in the raised flowerbeds on the main pedestrian precinct and also at the side of the shopping centre.

Halifax in Bloom is made up by volunteers from across Calderdale and their aims are to help boost the local economy through increased tourism, and to increase civic pride through local people taking on the planning of long-term improvement in their local environment through planting beautiful sustainable displays.

If you would like get involved with Halifax In Bloom, please contact Pete Oddy on 07712 867626 or find the Halifax Bloom Facebook Page.

Ten Years On and Ovenden still Blooming

On Tuesday 18 November 2014, Halifax in bloom, Ovenden Initiative and Pupils from Dean Field Community Primary School came together and marked 10 years of bulb planting by planting thousands more daffodil bulbs along the driveway of Dean Field School and Cousin Lane Ovenden

In November 2004 the bulb planting began with 85,000 jet fire daffodil bulbs being planted on the central reservations from top to bottom on Ovenden Way and every spring you can see a stunning display of daffodils.

Every child who attends the school got involved along with Dean field Parents and Friends Association, teachers, support staff and councillors from the Ovenden Ward to mark the ten year anniversary.

Karen Scanlon – Ward Link Worker for Ovenden Initiative said:

“It’s a fantastic way to mark the occasion and to enable all the young people from Dean Field Community School to be involved in creating some local history that will reward Ovenden with years of blooming daffodils.”

Halifax in Bloom and Dean field PFA put in a bid to the Ovenden Community First to work in partnership alongside the Ovenden Initiative, Safer Cleaner Greener Team at Calderdale Council and the Junior Wardens from Dean field Community Primary School Cousin Lane.

Look out for the sea of yellow from February 2015 along Cousin Lane, Ovenden.

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Bulb Planting day for Dean field Junior Wardens

The Junior Wardens from Dean Field Community Primary School, Ovenden planted thousands of daffodil bulbs on Wednesday 15 October that will show a sea of yellow when spring arrives.

Ovenden and Mixenden Initiative, Community Wardens, Calderdale Council’s Safer Cleaner Greener Team and Dean field PTA worked alongside the Junior Wardens from Dean Field Community Primary School in the planting and management of their local environment.

Spring bulbs can provide a really impressive, long lasting display which makes a fantastic addition to any mixed herbaceous border, providing a burst of colour weeks before the earliest perennials begin to emerge and prior to the season getting going as the daffodils begin to take centre stage.

Planting a mixture of these early and later flowering bulbs means they can be enjoyed by all with a mass of colour right through until April.

Junior Wardens planted the boarders and grass areas along the school driveway at Cousin Lane, Ovenden, creating great displays that will go on for years to come.