Plants could be sold to raise funds
About 10 days ago I emailed two Ashford Borough Council departments, asking what happens with the plants from the floral displays throughout the town centre.
I cannot knock the floral displays that the local populus enjoys throughout the course of the year. In general they are quite eye catching.
The question I was asking is what happens when the flower beds in places like the Memorial Gardens are reconfigured?
Unfortunately being a resident and also being an avid gardener, I witness the contents of the planters throughout the town being changed on a regular basis.
I know most of the plants/bulbs not only don’t grow overnight. but do not match what has gone the previous year. I would love to think that what’s pulled out is not just mulched down, although I do believe this to be the case.
I would happily rehouse a lot of these plants in my back garden. I am yet to receive an answer though. Take one of the planters in town at the moment.
If you sourced those tulips from a pound shop, the tulips alone would cost £80 pounds to start with.
Might I suggest, when the changeover of plants occurs, that the council has an official stall in the market to sell them on.
At least then they would recoup some of the expenditure. Otherwise, a good percentage of the population of Ashford would otherwise not be happy with the money that is being spent on these spectacles.
It’s a good effort, but somewhat wasted. Meanwhile I see the broken rubbish bin in Bank Street and the missing one in Elwick Road have been replaced, and the area is looking a lot better.
I like the fact the council appears to be listening on that one. Just a pity it took six months for it to happen. Adrian Cussens, Ashford