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Welcoming displays - does your village or town have something similar?

kate123

By kate123

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I noticed that South Ferriby, over the Humber estuary into Lincolnshire has not only one, but several welcoming floral and plant displays as you enter from different directions.
This one caught my eye heading down from the upper villages.
You can see the Humber in the upper corner of the pic.
Some of the villagers are actually digging and planting a long steep area just a little further along. It looks so attractive. Then there’s a large pond a bit further down, which has been tended to very well and the planting all around is super. Lovely area to sit too.
Just wondering if anyone else has some pretty potted plants and flowers or beds or signage etc..on entering or exiting where they live?

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Hi Kate , lovely display indeed , as for us not as many as feel they could do , or I feel they choose too small plants. You live in a lovely area . I got a lot of my love of planting from seaside towns I visited , Cromer, Wells next the sea, Sussex . East coast has numerous conifer pines

10 Jul, 2021

 

the south bank always seems to do it better than the north bank. Which is a shame as both sides have such pretty villages.

10 Jul, 2021

 

Not as pretty as that,Kate....the main street in Chepstow is now pedestrianised....only allowing deliveries and disabled drivers....they have placed large wooden planters along the sides...I like it...it feels much safer,but only time will tell if it will be permanent.

10 Jul, 2021

 

There are several roads entering our town, and the one from the motorway is planted with attractive trees; all our roundabouts are colourfully planted because we are Garden City!

10 Jul, 2021

 

We have a tendency to clumps of daffodils by the signs but after that nothing...

10 Jul, 2021

 

That is amazing isn't it, very pretty, we don't have anything like that but we have those troughs that go on the railings around the high street, unfortunately there is a central island of bedding that is topic of conversation for being trampled after the football so not great (eeek) saw it yesterday there were a few plants around the edge :-0

11 Jul, 2021

 

That is really pretty, so much colour.

11 Jul, 2021

 

The run into our town has trees either side all the way down the dual carriage way and is underplanted with daffs in the spring. Down the sea front of Cleethorpes is planted most of the way down.
Never thought of taking photos! You've started something now Kate!

11 Jul, 2021

 

Thank you for all your interesting feedback and kind comments. Eileen - have to agree..
I don’t live here, but I travel through the village twice a day usually, a few times a week.
I have seen all sorts of different welcome signs, plants, beds, pots in lots of villages and towns..some are basic and others are overwhelming!!!
We have a very large anchor at one entrance to our dock village plus a little further down, there are remains of the old citadel. Trees line either side of the road at one entrance to the dock village and out the other side.
It’d be nice to see some others pics too - go on, Rose. You can do it!

11 Jul, 2021

 

We do have flower displays in our villages and towns on Vancouver island. When we moved here from another province (where nothing grew) I was amazed that even parking lots were landscaped with various shrubs and interesting trees. Our taxpayer money could be spent worse way.

11 Jul, 2021

 

The best public flower displays I’ve seen are in French villages … troughs and pots filled with masses of colour on every road and in every square!

12 Jul, 2021

 

Sounds a lovely area, Klahanie. I have to agree with you, a good way to spend some of the taxpayers money 😊

12 Jul, 2021

 

I think you’re right there, Sheila. Plus the French do things like that so well and in such a pretty way!

12 Jul, 2021

 

This is so pretty and I love that you notice when passing through. Our village main street is mostly 14th century houses and below them on one side is a grass bank in the spring it is so pretty covered in bulbs planted there by the villagers for the Millennium.
This year there are wooden raised beds around the village planted with fruit and veg when ripe the villagers can pick them to eat at home.

13 Jul, 2021

 

Now you're talking my language Denise...as long as you don't get lads who will pick things before they are ready...

13 Jul, 2021

 

well only time will tell Yorkslass but so far so good.

13 Jul, 2021

 

I don't know how I missed this blog Kate. I'm so sorry. That display is exquisite. If only I can put something together that doesn't resemble 'The Little Shop of Horrors'. That would be a good day!

14 Jul, 2021

 

Denise, thank you, I do try to stop and admire other people’s hard and beautiful work!
Your village sounds so idyllic! A really pretty and friendly place to live!!!

16 Jul, 2021

 

Aw thanks, Paul. It’s easy to miss each other’s blogs and pics - especially when our lives can be so busy.
Thank you for your feedback! Much appreciated. I’m pretty sure your attempts would not be like a ‘little shop of horrors’!!!!! Going by your garden, it would be very colourful and full of flowers!

16 Jul, 2021

 

Thanks Kate lol. I do enjoy our little chit chats!

17 Jul, 2021

 

Me too!!!! ☺️

17 Jul, 2021

 

I have only just seen this bog too. That is a lovely display.
I put a photo of the spring bedding at Guildford castle earlier. Next week I will go & see what the summer display is like this year. We don't have displays on entering the towns, but there are baskets on the railings & also nice private displays which I notice as I go shopping. Some pics next week.

17 Jul, 2021

 

Thanks, Josee. I saw your lovely blog recently. The pics were just beautiful! I envy you visiting the castle and gardens next week! Look forward to seeing your new pics next time.

17 Jul, 2021

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