In Summer 2006 the bed outside the Fire Station received a welcomed makeover. An appropriate colour scheme of red, yellow, orange and white was chosen using perennials and shrubs including gaillardia, heuchera, crocosmia and the aptly named kniphofia - ‘Tetbury Torch’. These were planted together with a few annuals such as red begonias and geraniums, yellow antirrhinums and white marguerites. Little has changed since the original makeover and the bed continues to be a great success, especially so in the Spring.
The original bed was weeded, dug over and widened before putting in the new plants
The newly finished bed matching very nicely with the fire engine!!
Summer 2007, one year on and the bed has filled out quite nicely
In Autumn 2007 we added some colour co-coordinated tulip and daffodil bulbs to brighten the bed in Spring
Over the years the sustainable planting within this bed has remained very much the same, and does well.
How the bed looks during the summer months with the yearly addition of vibrant coloured geraniums
The spring display of tulips continues to be a success year on year.