Friends of Walkden Station volunteers have been out in today’s sunshine to install the two new platform planters funded by an “In Bloom” grant from Salford City Council.
The the low “trough” style planters have been manufactured in stainless steel by J. Hughes of Eccles, filled with ballast and compost from Linnyshaw Garden Centre, and planted up with shrubs grown on in members’ gardens.
The troughs are located next to the fence at the far end of the platform where they’ll help to soften the view of the fence as the shrubs grow.
Many thanks to our volunteers for their hard work (shifting 40 bags of ballast and compost up 48 steps and along the full length of the platform isn’t easy !), and our supporters at:
- Salford City Council for their on-going financial support of the In Bloom improvements at Walkden station;
- J. Hughes for manufacture and free delivery of more high quality and fine looking planters;
- Albert and the team at Linnyshaw Garden Centre for supply and free delivery of the ballast, compost and bedding plants;
- Mike & Sarah – the definition of good neighbours !