A lot of people complain about the Town Council (as in most communities, it’s always easier to complain than to praise) – but the gardening staff have done a wonderful job this spring and summer, despite the multiple inconveniences of lockdown. In this post, I’m sharing a few of the highlights I’ve enjoyed on my daily walks in the town.
The banner image at the top shows one of the perennial beds in April – the striking yellow plant in the foreground is, I think, Euphorbia characias. Personally, I though the planting of the former floral clock bed with cornfield wildflowers was a triumph – for the whole of May and June it was a riot of colour, with poppy, cornflower, corn chamomile and corn marigolds – the bees and hoverflies loved it! The flower troughs and baskets along the promenade were also lovely, though they did suffer a bit with the long dry spells. Anyway, well done LRTC!