PORLOCK APPLE PRESS
Sponsorship of the flower planters at Central Garage on the High Street.
For the 2021 winter/spring display we have used the following plants...
Wallflowers - Harlequin Dwarf, mixed colours
Sweet William - mixed colours
Daffodils - many varieties, earlies through to lates
Tulips - Many mixed colour varieties
Created in 2014, and ever since, Porlock Apple Press Group created, sponsored and maintained the year round floral displays which have delighted visitors and residents alike.
The green fingered people bringing you the planting schemes and maintainence of this floral display are Grant & Cathy Dennis. A modular system is used. Each of the two planters hold seven container modules of plants. There are two sets of seven, one used for winter/spring flowers, and the others 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.
The 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.
The biggest problem is that of errant motorists who keep on colliding with the planters. They are approx 8 feet long and 2 feet tall - not something that can easily escape ones vision you would have thought! Repairs and rebuilding has got somewhat tedious, and now they are on their last legs. PLEASE stop crashing in to them!!!
We are pleased that the success of our planters were the inspiration for the development of further planters and displays around the village, seperately funded by Denise Sage's Community Soup Days. Porlock at its best!