A packed house welcomed John Ball from Lancashire Wildlife Trust to a recent meeting of Langho in Bloom at the Sylhet Restaurant in Langho. John traced the history of wild flowers from the ancient Greeks and explained links with culinary and medicinal practices. He expanded on how to identify some of the flowers and explained how their names related tothe applications they were used for and also looked ats ome poisonous species which are abundant and self-seed in people’s gardens.
John is a volunteer at Brockholes Nature Reserve near Samlesbury where he runs guided walks every week. He is also a keen photographer and travel writer. On behalf of Langho in Bloom, Diana Rushton thanked him for an informative presentation which will make people look at the roadside verges with new insight in the future. Diana also thanked everyone for supporting the event, especially the Women’s Institute, Whalley Golf Club, Whalley in Bloom, St Mary’s Wednesday Club as well as many villagers from Langho. The event raised £125 for Langho in Bloom funds.
Veronica Hargreaves, volunteer co-ordinator, says : “ Our small team has made a real impact in a short time. Kate Murdoch, Langho Pharmacy Technician is a key member of our team and has worked really hard We are hoping to recruit more volunteers, schools, church groups and local businesses who would like to get involved and help us achieve our ultimate goal of entering Langho into the RHS Villages in Bloom competition”. If you are interested and have an hour to spare, or you would like your business or group to take part then please contact Veronica on : 07895 697229 or email