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Hot colours are the order of the day at Foxton Station, where the gardeners have chosen geraniums in shades of pink, red and orange to fill their tubs. Height and interest is provided by ornamental grasses and ivy, which stay in the pots all year round.
Many thanks to the volunteers from Foxton Gardens Association who provide the flowers, compost and planting manpower, and to our D of E watering volunteers Victoria and Isabel.
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On a super sunny Saturday, volunteers from Shepreth replanted the platform tubs. At Shepreth each tub at the station is sponsored by a family or a business in the village. Since the platform expansion on the Cambridge side, there were new tubs to be planted, and we are delighted that our friends at The Plough have decided to sponsor two tubs this year, along with The Teacake, who have a tub outside the station.
Once again, the plants have to be hardy to cope with the conditions on the platform, and for Shepreth gardeners have chosen begonias, petunias and marigolds to complement the evergreens of box, ivy and heuchera which remain in the tubs all year round.
Look out for the special “fragrant” tub too – containing rosemary, thyme, trailing lavender, and nicotiana which releases its smell in the evenings.
Many thanks to all involved in the planting, and to those on the watering rota too!
On a lovely sunny Saturday morning, volunteers gathered bright and early at Meldreth station to replant the tubs on the station platforms.
The conifers from the Autumn planting have been kept, and augmented with geraniums, verbena and begonias, all plants which need to withstand the weather conditions on the platforms.
Massive thanks to all the volunteer gardeners and to our Duke of Edinburgh watering volunteers Rory and Max.
Here is an extract from the new timetable showing the train times from Foxton, Shepreth and Meldreth to Royston and Kings Cross from 21st May 2018.
The old times are in grey, and the new times are unshaded.