In November, our Banbury Town Council team got to work planting the flower beds in Princess Diana Park, as well as several roads around Banbury, in preparation for spring.
The summer bedding plants were removed several weeks prior to the spring bulb delivery, giving Adam, Rob, Gary, Theo and Toby from our Banbury Town Council team enough time to prepare the soil. The empty flower beds were rotavated, raked through and herbicide applied.
Once the spring plants have arrived, the team calculates how many trays of each species are needed for each bed and then they carefully follow the plans set out by our clients. They then count and sort the different spring bulbs, to ensure that they are spread equally between the already-planted flowers.
The teams have planted several species of tulips, including ‘Queen of Marvel’, ‘Triumph Hakunn’ and ‘Triumph Passional’. They have also planted Narcissus Canaliculatus bulbs, a popular variety of miniature daffodil with white flowers and bright yellow cups.
Several varieties of pansy were also planted, including ‘Freefall Purple Face’ and ‘Freefall Victoriana’, alongside violas, primroses and forget-me-nots. Each produces flowers at different times in the season, providing interest throughout spring.