LITCHAM: Pair plough on with plans for village project
A couple are branching out to Litcham with their latest project to redesign a garden in hopes of winning a gold medal for the village.
Ralph and Linda Nichols are asking for volunteers to help them create a community-inspired entry for this year’s Hampton Court Flower Show.
Mr Nichols said: “We have been to Litcham so many times and were inspired by the lime kiln at the museum – we plan to design a garden based around a model of the grade II listed structure.”
The gardeners have previously scooped a silver and three bronze medals for their entries, which included The Lost Loved Garden in 2010 inspired by derelict buildings in the Yarmouth area where Ralph grew up.
The couple are going back to their roots again for this project, this time by returning to the home of Linda’s great-great-grandparents.
Mr Nichols said: “This is the first garden we will have created in West Norfolk and we have never had such historic connections to a garden before.
“We’ve never done a garden quite like this before and we are hoping it will draw some local, traditional community spirit in the village while promoting Litcham in Bloom.”
He added: “We are looking for sponsors for the project and would appreciate any gifts of plants or materials.”
The couple have planned to build a lime kiln and work shed surrounded by copper beech trees, hydrangeas and marigolds.
The garden is in Church Street, Litcham, and it is inspired by one of two lime kilns in the village, kept in the village museum.
PUBLIC MEETING TONIGHT
They are asking residents to tell them about other plants and traditions that are known in the area so that they can also be incorporated into the design.
Ralph and Linda are holding a public meeting tonight at 6pm at The Bull, in Litcham, for volunteers, sponsorship and suggestions.
Search for a job
Search for a car
Search for a house
Weather for King's Lynn
Tuesday 21 May 2013
Temperature: 7 C to 12 C
Wind Speed: 21 mph
Wind direction: North
Temperature: 4 C to 14 C
Wind Speed: 15 mph
Wind direction: North west