About Haselbury

The Village of Haselbury Plucknett is dedicated to providing a secure community environment that fosters cultural, recreational and educational prosperity while preserving and maintaining Village Heritage and public amenities, generating community pride, spirit, and encouraging active

Haselbury Plucknett is a village on the River Parrett located between Crewkerne and Yeovil, in the heart of the picturesque South Somerset Countryside. The A3066 is the main road which runs through the village.

The origins of Haselbury Plucknett as a settlement and Saxon Manor can be traced back over a thousand years. The village was a once within an area where the growing of hazel was a main stay crop and source of income of local people and the medieval landowners. The name Haselbury Plucknett is formed from ancient meaning for a place where hazel was grown, with the second part coming from the name of the Norman Knight, Alan de Plugenet.

Haselbury in Bloom 2019

The Village of Haselbury Plucknett is dedicated to providing a secure community environment that fosters cultural, recreational and educational prosperity while preserving and maintaining Village Heritage and public amenities, generating community pride, spirit, and encouraging active citizen participation.

The ‘Haselbury in Bloom’ Facebook page was set up to connect residents and volunteers and promote all Haselbury in Bloom projects and activities. It has been used as a platform for residents to ask for help, materials and resources for projects; share photographs, ideas and updates; advertise meetings; and let residents know about new plants for sale on the plant stall.

And the winners are...

After a successful first entry into In Bloom in 2018, Haselbury Plucknett was delighted to receive a ‘Silver Gilt’ award in the Mary Mortimer trophy, and the Vic Verrier ‘Best New Entry’ award at the South West in Bloom Awards Ceremony in October 2018. Our second year has seen the involvement of more residents from all across the village, to contribute in all sorts of ways that ultimately go towards making Haselbury Plucknett an even better place to live in and enjoy.

Horticulture

Some of last year’s plant stall profits were used to buy timber strip edging, which was painted and positioned a wing-mirror’s distance from the church wall.  This verge was then backfilled with topsoil and, to reduce water usage, copious horse manure.  The spring display of forget-me-nots was beautiful and should be more bountiful next year.  Cosmos and feverfew, having proven to be the most tolerant of last year’s drought conditions on Church Lane, have been planted up the whole length of the wall and can be cut (in moderation) by passers-by for the vase.  The verge has also been underplanted with Erigeron Karvinskianus in the hope that Church Lane will eventually require minimal maintenance throughout the season.

Events and Dates of interest

We have had many community events and dates for helping with South West in Bloom so far. 

One of Haselbury in Bloom’s most significant 2019 projects was the building of 80 birdboxes in January; the timber being donated by a local business Alberny Restorations. Some of the boxes were installed around the village at suitable locations, and others were available to purchase, with profits going towards further projects of building barn owl boxes, bat boxes and insect homes. As well as being an attractive addition to the village, the boxes provide a fantastic role in caring for the feathered residents of Haselbury Plucknett.

  • 11th May 2019
    Dealt with the ivy and weeds in the verge at Bybrook House, Church Lane
  • 27th April 2019 
    Cosmos Candy Stripe planted in Church Lane
  • 20th April 2019
    Plant Stall opened in Church Lane 
  • 2nd April 2019
    Year 4 planted Marigolds and Nasturtium seeds at the school
  • 28th March 2019
    Weeding the Church beds 
  • 26th March 2019
    Year 3 sowed potatoes in used compost bags 
  • 10th March 2019
    Potting up dahlias for plant stall and troughs 
  • 9th March 2019
    Backfilling retaining strip on Church Lane with 5050 topsoil and horse manure 
  • 1st March 2019
    Cleared an area in School garden to create additional planting space
  • 15th Feb 2019
    Church wildflower area – turf removal complete & seed spread 
  • 11th Feb 2019
    Preparing & submitting bid for Information Boards
  • 10th Feb 2019
    Liaised with Lois Bowery and Andrew Wood and made plans regarding the school garden and the children’s involvement
  • 10th Feb 2019
    Flowering Narcissus planted in trough across from school
  • 6th Feb 2019 
    Seeds planted in heated propagator: mini peppers, teardrop chilli, chilli “Basket of Fire”, beef tomato, cucumber, leonitis, delphinium, tithonia
  • 28th Jan 2019
    Install nine bird boxes (Church & Community Orchard) and five in the school grounds
  • 27th Jan 2019
    Weeding on Church Lane and church flowerbeds
  • 23rd Jan 2019
    Installing three footpath gates and put up five bird boxes
  • 21st Jan 2019
    Making & painting bird boxes with Years 1 & 2 at school
  • 10th March 2019
    Potting up dahlias for plant stall and troughs 
  • 18th Jan 2019
    Wassail – community event
  • 12th Jan 2019
    Community Orchard maintenance morning M. Bryant plus others
  • 15th Feb 2019
    Church wildflower area – turf removal complete & seed spread 
  • 9th Jan 2019
    Making two tawny owl boxes
  • 5th Jan 2019
    Hedge clearance for wassail

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