All at once, "waves" of golden daffodils

DAFFODILS are a familiar sight on the green areas of Nantwich each spring. Pupils from local schools have played their part in the past, planting bulbs on some of the smaller areas, such as roadside plots in Crewe Road or Beam Street.

   This year (2015), however, Ansa Environmental Services Ltd, the Pyms Lane, Crewe, company that is "owned and controlled by Cheshire East Borough Council", have used some high tech planting.

   Asked about this, Charlie Griffies, Business Manager - Parks and Grounds, of Ansa, joked: "Our secret is out - we did use a machine to plant the bulbs en masse!"



   Fair enough, it would have been a mammoth task, involving a large team of gardeners on their hands and knees planting by hand.

   Mr Griffies said: "The project was funded by Cheshire East Council to provide a lift in the spring. I certainly feel this has been achieved judging by all the positive comments received."

   He added he was happy to pass on the kind words to "the teams that do all the hard work."

   He also said: "One of the best parts is that even when these displays fade we can look forward to many of them again next year. 

   Not all the planting was done with the machinery.


   Mr Griffies said: "There was, of course, some hand planting carried out and this can be seen where bulbs have been incorporated into the spring bedding displays in towns and parks across Cheshire East".

   Ian Hope, Nantwich Town Clerk, said: "I agree the displays are fabulous, but the Town Council can't take credit on this occasion.

   "The praise for this initiative is due to Ansa".

   The pictures on this page were taken in Coronations Gardens, Beam Street, and on Mill Island off the Waterlode by the River Weaver.

   Other daffodil displays were to be found near to Beam Bridge, in Barony Road.   









The displays above and left are in Coronation Gardens - above looking towards the town centre and left towards Park View and Barony Road.

Pictures: "A Dabber's Nantwich"







Above: The "wave" sweeps around Mill Island in this view towards Welsh Row.

   Front, the "wave" heads towards Riverside (off Queen's Drive). And in the middle of the left side of the picture is a path that goes to St Anne's Lane and Welsh Row.

To the right of the picture the Waterlode and the town centre can be seen in the distance.


Pictures: Andrew Lamberton

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