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Bus Arrivals Square - January 2008
The borders are developing well in the Arrivals area. These are some of the plants that can be identified ...
(Threadleaf Coreopsis) Coreopsis verticillata 'Grandiflora' - also called 'Tickseed' in the USA. A native of North America, a trouble free herbaceous perennial, with almost no pests or diseases attacking it. Flowers from June until September.
Crinum x powelli South African hybrid bulbs, related to belladonna lilies. Very sunny position required. Can also be seen near the ponds and LeVel 1 restaurant.
In November 2007, the group of trees planted nearest to the Arrivals area on the eastern side of the campus was removed to enable deep excavations to be carried out by the contractor installing services to the new student residences, Woodland Court (R5).
The Beech, Flowering cherries and Ash have all been saved and planted on the west side of the lake to form part of that new scheme, which has just been finished.
As soon as the Woodland Court excavation works have been completed by the contractor, a new planting scheme will be created around the arrivals site.
Three or four replacement Beech and Hornbeams will be planted on the east side and those areas re-turfed.
On the west side, a new coloured border will be planted consisting of approximately 20% shrubs, 10% bedding plants and 70% herbaceous perennials. We are aiming for a very long flowering season to act as an 'eye catching' feature for the Arrivals area. The colour scheme will be gold, orange, yellow, bronze and white.
The border will be backed by a double planted hedge consisting of five Pyracantha Firethorn varieties.
Plants for the border will include:
Rudbeckia 'Goldsturm', Achillea 'Gold Plate', Pyrethrum, Aster (autumn varieties)
We shall be posting photographs of these beds as growth develops.