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Tuesday 11 December 2018

Main Street is blooming after its Christmas make over

Kitt Lynch, Eire Street with her daughter, Dolores Lynch admiring the recently planted planters
Kitt Lynch, Eire Street with her daughter, Dolores Lynch admiring the recently planted planters

Gorey's streets are blooming with colour after receiving their annual winter makeover.

District gardener Maura Higgins, along with help from Gorey Tidy Towns volunteers, removed the autumn flowers in the street planters and replaced them with some festive bedding.

Maura was in charge of the design, planning and purchase but the planting was a joint effort between Gorey Municipal District and Gorey Tidy Towns volunteers. The plants were kindly supplied by O'Connors Nursery in Barnlands.

The bedding was introduced to ten four-tiered planters on the Main Street; ten circular planters on Esmonde Street; and eight square planters located on Esmonde Street and at Gorey Hospital. The four-tier containers have a water retaining sump in each tier, which reduces the amount and frequency of watering. The compost and feed used in the containers are organic. The planters are watered weekly by the Council.

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