Ore in Bloom

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RECENTLY Tony Howard has been replenishing the hanging baskets and selected planters for the winter ahead.

Light green miniature conifers punctuate the clusters of rich pink cyclamens like a row of candle flames in the long planters on the roof of the public convenience, and variegated ivy soften the hard edges.

Our winter baskets have a more sophisticated air than the summer riot of pink, purple, white and green. Pansies, pachysandra, hebe, ivy and a pick and mix of evergreen.

In the grounds of Hastings and St Leonards Children’s Services the rich pink hydrangeas are maturing nicely, and the trees have settled in. In the spring they will be enhanced by plenty of crocus and narcissi.

We would like to thank the local businesses, academy and schools, and gardeners of Ore for the improvements they have also made to the overall scene this year.

Ore in Bloom membership is free to all residents in Ore wards of Baird, and St Helens and Tressell.

To join us, or to enter Ore in Bloom contact Heidi Hampson on oreinbloom@gmail.com or see Mags Pawson at The Ore Centre, 455 Old London Road, TN35 5BH. Facebook http://on.fb.me/oreinbloom.