I seem to be dividing my very limited knowledge of things horticultural between Maghull in Bloom and Lydiate in Flower these days and my latest trick has been to learn how to attach Gateway Planters to Lydiate boundary signs.
We put one up at either end of Southport Road/Myerscough Lane to start with a few weeks back and have now added another 3 on the Civil Parish boundaries with Maghull on Kenyons Lane and on both Bells Lane and Punnell’s Lane with Great Altcar. They are all now planted up like the one below at Punnell’s Lane.
The planting was done by other LinF volunteers who know far more about plants than I ever will. Don’t the Gateway planters look grand though…..
It’s great to see others joining in trying to make Lydiate look good this Spring.
Here we have flower tubs supplied by Hartley’s Nursery either side of the bench at Robins Island on the A59 – Looking good………
Lydiate in Flower is a relatively new volunteer community group which aims to try to brighten up Lydiate.
It’s first initiative is to put gateway planters on the roads leading into the community. The first two flower troughs are now up at both ends of Southport Road on the Maghull and Downholland Civil Parish boundaries.
The photos above were taken on Southport Road and the flowers are looking great. The sponsorship is very much appreciated and the sign shows one of the sponsoring companies.
More Lydiate in Flower initiatives to follow.
Nice to see the Lydiate boundary sign now fully back up and ready to receive a Lydiate in Flower plant trough later on this year.
My previous postings refer.
Sefton Council’s contractors are in the process of refurbishing the ‘Lydiate’ boundary sign on Bells Lane where you come out of West Lancashire. My previous posting refers:-
You can make out the two new posts for the Lydiate sign to be fixed to next to the large tree. Bet it won’t be as ‘posh’ as the West Lancs sign facing the other way though:-).
We hope the new posts will have a ‘Lydiate in Flower flower’ flower trough placed on them in due course to welcome folks to the community.
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Lydiate’s newest volunteer group held another meeting on Monday night in the Scotch Piper Pub.
The draw was made for raffle prizes, tickets for which were sold at the Lydiate Christmas Fayre held in Lydiate Village Centre last Saturday.
Donations and expressions of interest in sponsorship are starting to come in.
The group now has a constitution and is fully set up to be able to apply for grants.
The logo of the group looks great and is at the head of this posting.