Wednesday, 25 June 2014

A big tidy up at Sparrow Park.

The central bed at Sparrow Park that is maintained by our volunteers has been given a good clear out, the lavender has been moved and other plants cut back to allow more space, here is Sharon doing a grand job:



Ready for the Race!

Our tribute flower bed to the Grand Depart is now complete, along with bunting and flower baskets on the bike. There are still lots of plants to grow up behind the bike, but already we are getting lots of complimentary comments. Take a look for yourself:



We are also celebrating 50 years of RHS Britain in Bloom with a flower bed representing a typical English garden, there has been lots of discussion over the small patch of lawn- is it astro turf or the real thing??

Sunday, 8 June 2014

Make Over for `Maureen`s coffins`.

The flower boxes (aka `Maureen`s coffins`) were in need of a make over so have now been painted black, once planted up with colourful summer bedding they should look very smart:


Today, we also started to plant up the troughs with summer bedding, a mixture of verbena, begonia, petunia, lobelia and geranium - should give a colourful display in a few weeks, have a look when you are next in Pudsey.
We had a quick discussion on the best way of planting them up:

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Thursday, 5 June 2014

Update on library beds

The yellow cycle has been added to the library bed, just the yellow flowers to be added...in profusion.



The whole bed is beginning to take shape.

The other half of this bed is to be devoted to a celebration of 50 years of RHS Britain in bloom, we have made a start: