Gar­dener hopes to spark ‘In­ferno’

Ovens & Murray Advertiser - - NEWS - By WENDY STEPHENS

BEECH­WORTH Cham­ber of Com­merce has dusted off its Ned Kelly col­lec­tion hel­mets to raise funds to re­place plants and soil in four flower bar­rels at in­ter­sec­tion of Ford and Camp streets.

Beech­worth Men’s Shed’s David Han­d­ley is tend­ing the plants and said the beau­ti­fi­ca­tion project – started by keen gar­dener Linda Bunn sev­eral years ago – was a sym­bol of what the town of­fered.

“Stan­dard gre­vil­lea ‘In­ferno’ and soil will be pur­chased with the money do­nated and Beech­worth Cor­rec­tional Cen­tre has kindly of­fered to wa­ter them once they are planted.”

“We also would ap­pre­ci­ate lo­cal busi­nesses mak­ing sure that the plants do not dry out when the hot weather comes and wa­ter them when needed.”

Mr Han­d­ley said the project was “very spe­cific” so that res­i­dents could see where their money was spent.

“We want to keep our town look­ing beau­ti­ful,” he said.

“The hel­mets will be at Beech­worth Bak­ery, Bridge Road Brewer, Beech­worth Sweet Com­pany, NewsX­press Beech­worth and Ritchies’ IGA Su­per­mar­ket.

“Ev­ery lit­tle bit of money will help.”

YOU BEAUTY: David Han­d­ley with a ‘Ned Kelly hel­met’ to be used as a col­lec­tion point for money so Beech­worth Cham­ber of Com­merce can pur­chase new plants for foot­paths ad­join­ing the Ford and Camp streets’ in­ter­sec­tion.

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