Ilkeston - Summer Planting
w/e 20 July 2008
All this week's pictures were taken
with a Kodak DX6490
both amateur and professional have been busy with summer planting
in recent weeks and now the fruits of their labours are becoming
more and more apparent as the flowers burst forth. Hanging baskets
on lighting columns add a nice splash of colour against a sky
that has seen more than its fair share of cloud this last week.
Not least among those horticulturists are the council workers
who maintain the traffic islands and other beds and planters
in the town. Only a few weeks ago, they were busy on the large
island at the end of Chalons Way putting out bedding plants into
five mounds of earth, two of which are visible in this image
looking towards Stanton Road.
These vibrant fiery colours are in boxes at the end of Oakwell
Drive appropriately in front of the site where Ilkeston's new
Fire Station is in the course of construction.
More boxes but with an equally attractive colour scheme are situated
at the junction of Park Drive and Nottingham Road and there is
a similar set of planters (not pictured) with yet another colour
scheme further down Nottingham Road where it meets Cavendish
A line of pot-bellied iron troughs bearing the Borough Coat of
Arms are probably in need of a coat of paint as are the similar
coloured bollards but the summer plants are helping to disguise
Also on the Market Place but not the responsibility of the Council,
two circular holders have been planted to welcome visitors to
St Mary's Church.
Across from St Mary's on the other side of the Market Place,
the same colour scheme that graces the pot-bellied troughs has
been continued in the narrow beds outside the Town Hall. Also
visible in this picture is one of the hanging baskets on the
wall of the Sir John Warren public house.
But if it's hanging baskets that delight you, there is probably
no better place than another pub, the Bulls Head at Little Hallam.
Complemented by a number of tubs, pots and planters all that
is needed now is a prolonged period of fine sunny weather so
that all the flowers throughout the town can be seen to best