Volunteers produce a colour supplement for town centre
- Credit: EiB
Exmouth in Bloom members have been busy adding an extra splash of colour to the town.
They have extensive areas of wild flowers and sustainable planting that they maintain throughout the year.
They also have a number of spaces, planters and troughs perfect for traditional summer annuals which give an extra splash of colour to welcome visitors and residents into town.
They try to choose varieties that are drought tolerant and that the pollinators love. The plants are grown for them by Boyce’s Nurseries in unheated polytunnels. Tim Boyce delivered the plants whilst the birds were still singing the dawn chorus!
Planting is quite a military operation, with 18 volunteers arriving at staggered intervals, so that the demand for the trolley, wheelbarrows and watering equipment can be accommodated in the different areas and by different teams.
This year, two of the boats (Gertrude and Pat Graham) were planted up by excited Year 1 children from Exeter Road Primary School as part of their term’s project on plants. They did a jolly good job and really enjoyed themselves.
More information about Exmouth in Bloom’s activities can be found on their website www.exmouthinbloom.org.uk