Bloom bid gathers pace as local firms offer their support

The hanging  baskets in Towerdykeside
The hanging baskets in Towerdykeside

Work is well under way on town’s entry in this year’s Floral Gateway competition.

All the existing planters have been moved to new locations as appropriate and new planters have been put in place and old planters removed, with all of this work carried out by Scottish Borders Council.

Speaking this week, Community Council chairwoman Marion Short said: “Taking on board the comments of the judges last year, the planters are now in specific areas to create more impact displays as opposed to being located right along the High Street.

“All of these planters have now been replanted with summer plants and we’re very grateful for the support from local businesses, namely, Harbro, Sainsbury’s, Lidl and Morrisons for providing the compost and Wright’s Hardware for compost and fertilizer.

“Last year, we only had one basket tree, which was located at Trinity Gardens, but this year we’ve extended this feature and erected another one on the A7 grass banking opposite the ambulance station.”

Mrs Short continued: “This work could not have been undertaken without the valuable assistance of Turnbull & Scott, and as well as arranging for the baskets to be put in place, they will also water all the baskets on these two trees throughout the summer.”

Mrs Short also thanked John Telfer Ltd for their help with the erection of the A7 tree.”