Ilkeston - Multi-coloured
w/e 15 April 2007
this week's pictures were taken with a Kodak DX6490
Walking along the Erewash Canal towpath, I spotted this colourful
display growing wild. "Spotted" is perhaps not the
correct word as the vibrant colours stood out from quite a distance
but they did start me thinking about other colourful spring flowers
in the town.
I immediately thought of the purple aubrietia that always puts
on a fine show in the garden adjacent to the Stanton Road Cemetery
supplemented as it is by copious amounts of daffodils and narcissi
in the cemetery itself.
Daffodils and narcissi growing wild among the trees also enhance
the entrance to the Ilkeston Community Hospital but what of the
town's formal flower beds?
That old favourite at Victoria Park is truly a multi-coloured
bed, catching the eye of the passing motorist and pedestrian
alike. Pansies of all shades make up most of the bed.
The large island at the southern end of Châlons Way (for
those old enough to remember, where White Lion Square used to
be) contains a number of flower beds and the predominant colour
is best described as peach although there are also shades of
yellow and orange. This slightly zoomed shot foreshortens the
view along Châlons Way but even closer inspection reveals
the peach coloured flowers to be tulips.
Tulips are also a feature of the beds in the Market Place around
the War Memorial but these are of a darker hue. Whether growing
wild or in formal beds, the spring flowers in Ilkeston this year
are certainly putting on a multi-coloured show for all to enjoy.