Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Flower beds planted in patriotic colours

MORE than 2,000 geraniums have been used to create celebration flowerbeds for the Queen’s 90th birthday.

MORE than 2,000 geraniums have been used to create celebration flowerbeds for the Queen’s 90th birthday.

Henley in Bloom’s Gardening Buddies planted the two beds in Mill Meadows in the shape of a flower, with white geraniums in the centre and red ones for the petals. The gaps in the beds will be filled with bark.

Elizabeth Hodgkin, who organises the volunteer group, said the plants should be blooming in time for the main celebrations over the weekend of June 11 and 12.

The flowers were supplied by Toad Hall garden centre and the buddies were helped with the planting by five people from the Thames Valley Community Payback scheme.

An official unveiling of the beds, with an information board to explain their concept, is to be held shortly.

The buddies also replanted a number of planters around the town on Saturday.

* On Thursday last week a team of judges from Keep Britain Tidy visited Mill Meadows as the town council bids to win a third consecutive Green Flag award for the area.



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