Gardeners paint the town red... green and blue!

Pic Caption: Members of the gardening society and Andrew Green from Chorley Council with the planters on Market Street. (L-R) Edwina Brown, Shirley Davidson, Pam Greenhalgh, Don Davison, Christine Armstrong, Iris Smith, Andrew Green and Keith Fraser.
Pic Caption: Members of the gardening society and Andrew Green from Chorley Council with the planters on Market Street. (L-R) Edwina Brown, Shirley Davidson, Pam Greenhalgh, Don Davison, Christine Armstrong, Iris Smith, Andrew Green and Keith Fraser.

Beautiful Begonia Bonfires will be creating a blaze of colour in Chorley town centre after keen gardeners planted the barrel-shaped flower tubs.

The flowers will provide a beautiful array of red colours over the coming months after Chorley Council supplied the compost and five planters at the top of Market Street for the fifth year in a row.

Volunteers from the Chorley & District Gardening Society were busily planting the containers on Wednesday after growing-on the flowers themselves.

Coun Eric Bell, who is responsible for keeping Chorley in bloom, said: “The containers once again look fantastic. They really brighten that part of the town centre and we get many positive comments about them.The spring flowers have now gone but we’ll be out planting thousands of summer bedding plants in the next few weeks as we help to put the colour into Chorley.”

The freshly planted display, across the road from the Town Hall on Market Street, was designed by the Gardening Society who chose the display this year with begonia bonfire flowering into shades of red and orange.

The centrepiece of the display is a Conifer ‘Gold Crest’, an architectural shrub, which stands tall among the Begonias.

The council and gardening society are now seeking entries for the annual Best Kept Garden Competition.

Visit www.chorley.gov.uk/gardening or contact 01257 515151 for more details.