Members of the Nantwich in Bloom Committee
planting out the flower bed. Left to right are Doug Butterill (Chairman),
Margaret Lavin, Deborah Moran, David Smith and David Hinde. Not in the picture is
KATE McKenna's new design (right) for the flower
bed in The Square was planted out by members of the Nantwich in Bloom
Committee on June 11.
The Chairman, Doug Butterill, led a
team which used ageratum (for the blue of the design), lobelia bush (blue
and white) and feverfew (for the green).
Flower beds are usually level, if
angled, but this has "valleys" and raised areas to enhance the design which
depicts the River Weaver, the town's river.
When it was finished, the bed had a
civic launch with both the Mayor of Cheshire East (Cllr Margaret Simon) and
the Town Mayor of Nantwich (Cllr Edith Williams) in attendance.
Let's hope this year's flower
bed fares better than last year's when vandals rampaged through it soon
after it was planted out.
Fortunately, it could be rescued
but that was completely unnecessary work for a few minutes "fun" by people
with nothing better to do with their time.
Being busy people in the
community, members of the Nantwich in Bloom Committee do have much
better things to do than carry out the work twice.
Doug Butterill said: "Kate McKenna has again
come up with an excellent design for the flower bed. We asked her to think
of the River Weaver because there is so much happening and planned there."
UPDATE, December 2009: Sadly the garden didn't
reach the full potential and at its best didn't look like Kate McKenna's