Darrell has noted that the council have now added five hanging baskets of pansies to the post that we think may well be the floral epicentre of our village, as it eagerly awaits the much anticipated judging of the Best Kept Village competition to begin …..
….. but though very lovely ….. we didn’t really think that pansies are renowned for their trailing properties (unlike some varieties of lobelia or fuchsias) ….. but then, who are we to question such matters of a horticultural type nature when all our gardening knowledge comes from occasionally watching of Alan Titchmarch when nothing else of interest is on the tele.
Darrell also noticed that there had been some interesting developments in the large plant containers outside The Woodman pub …..
…… only to discover that the abundance of foliage and flowers that had caught his eye was in fact faux, a confection of weather-proof floral frippery ….. strategically placed betwixt “real” fauna and flora and planted in real soil possibly to "deceive" the Best Kept Village judging panel into believing that a robust programme of planting had occurred …….. We are entirely sure that this move bodes well for our village’s success ……. it may cost us valuable marks …….