April 7th, 2014 by Appleby
Katina Jones, Chair of Floral St Peter Port, in tabard, with Appleby employees, and Pat Johnson, Chair of Floral Guernsey, in light blue shirt, after planting the southern end of the North Plantation (click image to expand – image courtesy of Appleby)
The final stages of the North Plantation’s makeover was completed on Sunday 6 April 2014 with a replanting of the southern end of the flower bed next to the Guernsey Information Centre.
Three hollies were removed and replaced with nine species of shrub and tree including Phoenix palms, Viburnum, Hebe, Hydrangea, and three Golden Yews to add brightness and colour.
The North Plantation planting forms part of the St Peter Port entry into the 2014 Britain in Bloom competition organised by the Royal Horticultural Society.
Appleby covered the plant cost and their staff helped plant the trees and shrubs with States Works.
Pat Johnson, Chairman of Floral Guernsey, said “we are delighted that Appleby not only sponsored the new trees but also used their staff to assist in the planting of new shrubs.”
Appleby volunteers who planted trees and shrubs at North Plantation (click image to expand – image courtesy of Appleby)
Chet Pohl, Senior Associate at Appleby, said “the North Plantation is one of the many green initiatives that Appleby is currently undertaking. ”
“The Appleby team are excited to be involved. Plantings provide an important amenity for any urban setting.”
“We are happy to pick up a spade and get our hands dirty to help make it happen,” he said.
Once this last stage is planted up it will complete the makeover which was originally sponsored by HSBC.
Both revamps have been designed by Helen Litchfield of the Garden Design Studio.