- There is far too much brick showing in Leabank Square.
- There is hardly any colour in the winter months.
- There is no green on any of the buildings.
Saturday, 10 January 2009
Greening Leabank Square!!
Some amazing suggestions have come through the emails recently - and it would be great to discuss them up here as well!
It always seems very grey & drab at this time of year - and especially compared to the fantastic flowers we all put on display over this last summer!!
But it seems as though the lack of colour is getting to many of us - and there have been many suggestions as to how & create colour ALL YEAR ROUND in Leabank Square!
The new sign for the front entrance fence will go some way to getting some colour back into the square - but that's paint! What we need is natural growing colour!!
Taking our queue from Wick Village next door - many of you suggested that we start growing creepers up our buildings!! This will provide green all year round - plus make it look as though their is some management & maintenance going on!!
There are traditional Ivy creepers, but then there are Passion Flowers, Honeysuckle, Jasmine, Clematis, Virginia Creeper, Wisteria......... We could go on & on - but the common themes among the suggestions are that:
So........ Some suggestions are that we plant many & varying creepers up as many of the terraced houses as want to participate - and up all of the blocks of flats.
This will look absolutely stunning, make us all feel closer to nature, provide colour all year long, provide natural feed & habitat & greater bio-diversity - but most important of all - bring us all closer together!!
What do you think?