|Our Environment: Issue Issue 10 - Summer 1997:|
The Community Board set aside around $20,000 of their project funds to carry out the replanting of sites that were aging and in need of refurbishment. Rather than replace the planting in these plots with similar plants, they asked the staff to put together a plan to introduce more colour in the landscape.
The sites selected were the intersections of Wroxton and Idris, Idris and Blighs, Wairakei and Breens, Waimairi and Grahams and Fendalton and Clyde roads. The Harewood roundabout also received the beauty treatment.
The plants needed to be able to withstand the dry and often harsh conditions of the roadside and were also selected to make a bold impact. For anyone who feels their garden sounds like this and could do with brightening up, the plant list was; lavender, rock roses, ornamental brooms, ground cover roses, agapanthus and the California lilac, also known as 'Blue cushion'.
John Moore, Area Roading Officer at the Fendalton Service Centre reports that the response from residents has been very positive and more sites will be planned for the future.
Area Roading Officer
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