I've just been watching an episode of Beechgrove Garden, a gardening programme. They were helping a town in Scotland build a lovely community garden with lots of people involved of all ages. It made me think of Wimborne Square and the tree issue
We are lucky to have some excellent local nurseries locally run by people with a wealth of plant knowledge. Trehane have a great selection of camellias which are evergreen, will grow in containers plus different varieties flower at different times of the year. Knoll Gardens are expert in grasses and have 10 Chelsea Gold medals. Barthelemy & Co have an excellent display of Acers, which also grow in containers. Stewarts have a very comprehensive selection of perennials flowers and bulbs which give colour throughout the year.
Anyone who was been in any of the local schools lately and seen their displays on the walls will know we've got some extremely creative children living in the Wimborne area. I think it's time to think beyond a single tree and put together the creative talents of the local schools with the horticultural talents of our local plant nurseries and come up with a scheme that creates maximum effect for minimum budget, without having to excavate great big holes with all the uncertainty that entails.