Interesting roadside vegetation before the Council cuts it all down.

The Council’s contractors are quite good a identifying the verge areas planted with bulbs and not cutting these down until the leaves of the bulbs have had the chance to die back. I suppose we have to be grateful for that.

However, when you see what grows in some of these areas, you can’t help but wish that there was a more enlightened mowing regime in Bexley and that we could see more sights like these.

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These buttercups in Footscray Lane show what the verges could look like. They would need litter-picking and probably a mow around the edges so that it looks deliberate, but I’d much rather see this than closely mown grass and ‘lollipop trees’.

Our roundabouts, verges and parks could be a lot more interesting and attractive with a little thought and willingness to vary the contracts for grounds maintenance.

 

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