Friday, 12 August 2022

Volunteers replant flower beds ready for spring

Volunteers replant flower beds ready for spring

VOLUNTEERS are replanting flower beds in Henley’s Mill Meadows for spring.

Members of the Gardening Buddies have dug out the Rotary beds and will be putting in new plants over the next few weeks.

Henley Rotary Club and the Rotary Club of Henley Bridge have donated £250 each towards the cost of the new plants.

Elizabeth Hodgkin, who organises the group, said: “The Rotary garden is top of our list of jobs and we will confirm a design in the next two weeks.

“We want the plants to look interesting all year round. The old garden had probably been there 14 years as it was one of the first things I did.”

About 20 plants, including grasses, spirea and hebes, were salvaged from the beds and will now be replanted at the Lions garden in Reading Road.

The Gardening Buddies bed, opposite the entrance to Newtown Road, will have edging added to make it easier to mow the grass.

Other jobs for the group include adding a cherry tree to the fire station herb garden in West Street.

Mrs Hodgkin said the circular celebration beds by the towpath in Mill Meadows would be re-shaped into the shape of a teardrop but the theme has yet to be decided. Last year they were planted with white, red and blue geraniums to mark the Queen’s 90th birthday.

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