Volunteers help give Bury’s river of flowers a spring clean

Volunteers, from the left, Alison Findlay, Alan Jary, Melanie Lesser, Stephen Moore, Lynda Seldis, Captain Paul Tyler with Adrian Bloom ANL-150330-131721009
Volunteers, from the left, Alison Findlay, Alan Jary, Melanie Lesser, Stephen Moore, Lynda Seldis, Captain Paul Tyler with Adrian Bloom ANL-150330-131721009
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The innovative River of Flowers on Tollgate Triangle promises to be blooming lovely this year, its designer believes.

Designer Adrian Bloom of Bressingham Gardens returned to it a year on from its planting on the A1101 Mildenhall Road, Bury St Edmunds, and gave it a tidy up with a group of Bury in Bloom volunteers.

The River of Flowers on Tollgate Triangle

The River of Flowers on Tollgate Triangle

The planting scheme, which features the blue Geranium Rozanne, already looked colourful last summer but Adrian says its promises to look even better in 2015 as the plants spread.

Taking a break from weeding, he said: “I am delighted the River of Flowers has grown so well in it’s first year and I am sure it will be even more colourful this year, this has been a rewarding project involving so many local groups.

“It is vital to give the plants a prune at this time of the year to ensure a good display in the summer months”

Bury In Bloom coordinator Melanie Lesser said: “We are so grateful to Adrian and all the sponsors of the River of Flowers, the planting has enhanced the area and we have received many complements from Bury St Edmunds residents”

The flowering of the river was captured on time lapse during the season by Ed Joynson from local company Big Orange Photography and the resulting video can be viewed on the Bury in Bloom website www.buryinbloom.org.uk