Monday, 11 December 2017

Mayor lends a hand to help improve car park

PRIMROSES grown by the Mayor of Henley have been added to a car park flower bed.

PRIMROSES grown by the Mayor of Henley have been added to a car park flower bed.

Councillor Elizabeth Hodgkin nurtured the plants in pots in her garden in Nicholas Road before the town?s Gardening Buddies planted them in Mill Lane car park on Wednesday.

The flowers join the current mix of daffodils, forget-me-nots, red tulips and hebe plants.

The Mayor said: ?This used to be quite a poor, scruffy area. There was an old apple tree and people used to slip on the fruit so we pulled it down. I really love how it?s looking now.?

The buddies plan to put dragon?s teeth on the grass verge at the car park entrance to prevent people driving on it and put up ?in? and ?out? signs. In the autumn, they will plant crocuses and other bulbs.

The volunteers also watered and tidied the perennials in the horse trough in Mill Lane.

?It was empty for many, many years and somebody talked to me about it and suggested we did something with it,? said Councillor Hodgkin. ?A few years ago we planted it up and now the residents look after it.?

The group also tended flowers and plants by the Wishing Well in Reading Road as part of getting the town ready for the visit of the Britain in Bloom judges in the summer.

Meanwhile, tête à tête daffodils which volunteers planted in Reading Road in October have flowered.

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