8th February 2007

 

LINCOLN IN BLOOM

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The people of Lincoln will be able to enjoy the colour and fragrance of unusual and beautiful flowers thanks to University of Lincoln students.

 

Students from the university’s Riseholme Park have been working hard to create spring hanging baskets. The baskets will be hung throughout the Bailgate and High Street shopping areas from the 13th February (next week).

 

The students have worked in conjunction with Continental Landscapes and Lincoln BIG to inject difference into this year’s spring hanging baskets.

 

Winter pansies and violas are usually used but this year four varieties of evergreen thymes will be used along with other fragrant plants. To add a rainbow of colour the baskets will be topped with brightly coloured pansies, primulas, variegated ivy and miniature daffodils.

 

The students involved in creating the baskets are studying for a National Diploma in Horticulture.

 

Michelle Cassidy, Riseholme Horticulture Unit Manager, said: “The students have really enjoyed creating the baskets and are encouraged to see these plants used in an imaginative way.”

 

 

For more information contact:

Sophie Gayler Press Office Assistant

(01522) 886042 sgayler@lincoln.ac.uk

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