A team from Guernsey Post travelled to Herm Island last week to take part in a community project to help Herm gardeners Brett Moore and Rosie Wheeler prepare for the upcoming Britain in Bloom ‘Champion of Champions' competition. The project coincides with Guernsey Post's latest stamp issue which celebrates Herm with six stamps depicting different parts of the island (see photo sent with press release).
The Guernsey Post team, which included two visiting representatives from Barbados Post, spent the day transforming an overgrown area at the top of Herm hill, known to the locals as The Bird Cage, into a beautiful view point.
Their work was overseen by head gardener Brett Moore and assistant gardener, Rosie Wheeler who were extremely grateful to Guernsey Post for their assistance. "Without the help of Guernsey Post, it would have taken us days to complete this task; we are delighted that they have chosen to support us in this very worthwhile project. We have invited Guernsey Post back to Herm when the judges of Britain in Bloom are visiting, we believe that it would add a wonderful touch if Guernsey Post are able to explain the work that they put in, to the judges" said Brett.
Cassandra Fish, communications manager for Guernsey Post, said: "Everyone in the Bailiwick knows, and everyone who visits the Bailiwick soon discovers that Herm is a very special island. Here at Guernsey Post, we are thrilled to have been able to contribute to a project which will not only help to conserve Herm for years to come but will also help the island prepare for the Britain in Bloom Champion of Champions competition - Good Luck Herm we're rooting for you!"