Newport in Bloom: Lavender Line project continues at railway station

06:59 22 March 2014

Newport in Bloom

Newport in Bloom

Archant

Nothing signals the end of winter like the first daffodils poking their heads through the last of the flooded meadows. Few plants are as easy to grow, or as rewarding, as the early blooming bulbs that Newport Business Association planted over two years ago.

Newport in BloomNewport in Bloom

The only challenge remaining is to maintain and expand the Lavender Line project at Newport railway station.

Jeremy Rose, chairman of the NBA, said: “Last year we planted and tended over 750 English Lavender plants. With the help of NBA members, we maintain and plant out flowers, herbs and seasonal flower pots along the station platform.

“It’s hard to imagine just how bleak the railway station can look in late winter. Come the spring we’re glad we did make the effort!

“Thank you for all the £5 donations to buy more English Lavender plant.”

If you’d like to make a donation, please send cash or cheques to Tricia Rose, Newport Business Association, The Office, Brown House, The High Street, Newport, Essex CB11 3QY.

All donations to creating a wonderful, community-led green acre of Newport gratefully received.

0 comments

More news stories

48 minutes ago
Fiona Bruce and the Antiques Roadshow are at Audley End today

The long wait for fans of the Antiques Roadshow is finally over as the BBC programme visits Audley End House today (May 26).

Yesterday, 10:19
Milan Milovanovic

New mayor for Great Dunmow Town Council Milan Milovanovic took office at a civic service last Thursday (May 12) and has wasted no time getting stuck in to his first few official engagements.

Tue, 09:38
Felsted Prep with Sarah Brook

Felsted Preparatory School pupils have raised £1,800 to help feed and look after children in an orphanage in Malawi.

Mon, 12:02

A burglary at a shop in Market Place, Saffron Walden, took place on May 13 at 4.08am when thieves forced entry to the front door. A duvet cover was used to steal a large quantity of fragrances from the ground floor of the store.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Dunmow Broadcast e-edition E-edition

Most read stories

Newsletter Sign Up