Near the end of blooming June

June 27, 2011

At the start of June a lot of the town’s public flowers beds had nothing but raked soil. But now at the end of June they are all planted and we had sunshine today.
In Bloom
This flat flower looks a little more interesting this year – not just the uniform bedding plants but also a small tree and spikey foliage.
In Bloom
The Guildhall is looking better, and this trailer beneath the window of the Mayor’s parlour is a more interesting feature.
In Bloom
There is the usual display at St Helen’s Wharf. It looks good from the river and from the road but it is the same every year. Needs lots of watering in today’s hot weather.
In Bloom
In the formal gardens of the Abbey Gardens there is also a fairly typical arrangement. I do wonder what would happen if the creative expertise of our town’s flower shops was unleashed on the town’s flower beds.

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3 Comments Leave a Comment

  • 1. Isabel  |  June 30, 2011 at 10:26 am

    I think a little praise is forthcoming for the way the council gardeners keep Abingdon Blooming. The containers along Abingdon Wharf are terrific!

  • 2. Hester  |  June 30, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    I agree with both sentiments – the displays are – as always -beautifully planted and maintained; however I think Backstreeter was suggesting that maybe a fresh approach might be taken to the planting design. Also that input to the design might come from the community – including both private individuals and some of our highly creative florists. Sounds a great idea to me: that may be how Abingdon in Bloom operates but I am not sure. There is an article about it on the Town Council website – perhaps some more of our fantastic gardeners should go along to talk to them?

  • 3. david  |  July 6, 2011 at 10:56 am

    Have I heard right, Abingdon Town council has decided to pull out of Britain in Bloom? I heard it in a cafe in town today.

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