The planting of perennials has begun in the newly-configured flower beds which run parallel to the A23. A large variety of plants has been embedded using a carefully thought-out planting plan. There are a wide variety of plants which are tall and mid-height perennials and grasses as well as edging perennials. For the horticulturally-minded, plants include: 4 different types of sedum, stachys, veronica, salvia; 3 sorts of Echinacea, phlomis, rudbeckia, nepeta and pennisetum. The beds should look lovely once the plants mature. Park staff are putting their energies into this planting so the grass in the park might get a bit longer than usual before it gets its next cut.
Here is one of the beds being planted out.