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Sark starts early for Britain in Bloom 2017

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WORK has started early for Sark's entry in Britain in Bloom following the island's success at its return to the Floral Guernsey Foundation awards.

In September, after a decade break from Floral Guernsey, Sark returned in style by receiving gold level recognition, winning the coveted Lady Dorey Trophy and being nominated to represent the Bailiwick of Guernsey, as well as Sark, in the finals of Britain in Bloom 2017.

As Sark is one of the 70 finalists selected from approximately 1,700 entries, the island decided that starting early would be a good idea for next year's Britain in Bloom.

A well-attended public meeting in September confirmed there were many residents keen to be involved, many of whom had experience or expertise, and others who just wanted to be part of such an important event for the island.

The first work session took place at the end of October.

Through the offices of Floral Guernsey, Sark was given 1,000 daffodil bulbs, and, through the Rotary initiative 'End Polio Now', it was also given a huge number of crocus bulbs.

About 20 adults and four children took part in the planting session.

Follow the work of Sark's entry for Britain in Bloom on Facebook at Sark Community Blooms.

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