Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Flowers breaking out at West Drayton.

We went to West Drayton, just by the cemetery, to take some pictures of the flowers;

You can't miss them as you drive by - three strips of outrageous flowers.

There are lots of ornamental poppies, there are bright blue cornflowers (or 'Corncrockles') but the rest I don't know.

It's obvious these were planted by the council; my memory is that there used to be ornamental flowerbeds there before. I suspect that the money has run out to look after them.

But this is a nice compromise - limited work but they make a really bright impression as you drive past.

And at the end of the 20th century, it became fashionable to move from formal planting to 'prairie planting', which is growing plants in natural drifts.

It looks good;

Although, these are not wild flowers, so the look is definitely not natural.

I'm not complaining, although it would have looked nicer in a bit of sunshine.

Neil Harris
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