PORLOCK APPLE PRESS
Giving something back to Porlock
Sponsorship of the flower planters at Central Garage on the High Street.
Created in 2014, and since then, Porlock Apple Press Group have sponsored and maintained the year round floral displays which have delighted visitors and residents alike.
Grant and Cathy Dennis are the green fingered people responsible for the planting schemes and maintainence. A modular system is used whereby each of the two planters holds seven containers of plants. There are two sets, one used for winter/spring flowers, and another which contain the summer/autumn flowers. 28 containers in all! While the seasonal flowers are doing their thing on display, the out of season containers are being prepared and brought-on for their turn. This system allows for the spent displays to be simply lifted out and replaced immediately with the new season planting.
Plants are chosen for long lasting displays, utilizing succession flowering to cover the 5 to 6 months they are in place. We always try to do something very different from the standard 'corporation' type flowers and plants like Geraniums, Petunias, Busy Lizzies, and Begonias.
For the 2020 summer/autumn display we have used the following plants...
Dwarf Cosmos - 'Apollo Lovesong'
Dwarf Aster - 'Asteroid Mixed'
Dwarf Phlox - 'Popstars'
Nemesia - 'Poetry'
Ixia's - Mixed colours
We are pleased that the success of our planters were the inspiration for the development of further planters and displays around the village, funded by Denise Sage's Community Soup Days.