Castlegate flower beds to be improved

Berwick in Bloom is helping Berwick Rotarians to celebrate the 90th anniversary of Rotary in Berwick, and the town will benefit.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 08 March, 2019, 11:44
Castlegate car park

Margaret Shaw said: “The generous donation from the Rotarians means that three beds at the entrance to Castlegate car park can be improved.”

Berwick in Bloom members agreed that an area of significant footfall should be improved.

It was decided it would be better to use the money to improve existing beds rather than create new ones. The maintenance of any bed is always a challenge and, despite the work undertaken by Northumberland County Council officers, more litter clearing, weeding and pruning is always necessary.

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The task is to repeat the gold success in last year’s Northumbria in Bloom competition.

All three beds will be cleared of existing plants, except the cherry tree which should be an asset. The beds will be weeded, turned over and a mixture of topsoil and fertiliser added. Any plants that can be recycled will be found homes.

Decisions have yet to be taken as to how to plant out the beds but they will contain some sustainable planting. A working party has been arranged for March 10, to begin the initial work. The beds will be ready for the July judging.