Category Archives: Preston Circus planters

Pruning the planters

Yesterday, we finally got around to doing summer maintenance on the Preston Circus planters. It’s been fascinating to see how each planter has developed a very individual character, and reacts differently to the changing seasons and conditions. People passing were … Continue reading

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Preston Circus summer

The planters are starting to take on their summer shape. Their growth is unexpected and in some cases, unwanted. The sudden warm spell during June created challenges for watering, but we’ve got our watering rota up and running now, the … Continue reading

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Surprises at Preston Circus

We decided to start work on renovating the planters at Preston Circus on the day when yet another gale was forecast. Last Saturday, winds reached 40mph in Brighton. And there we were, trying to dig in soil enhancer to top up … Continue reading

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Reviving Preston Circus planters

Again, it’s been quite a tricky gardening year, with cold followed by hot, and not so much rain recently. It’s been particularly tricky at the Preston Circus planters, where we have to water with watering cans. We’ve just done some work trying … Continue reading

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Watering and old tights

Currently in the London Road Station garden, water is the obsession. Our water rota seems to be working well, but it’s been hard getting enough water into our raised beds, the shady but dry ornamental garden, our herb planters and … Continue reading

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More on Preston Circus planters

Now the core perennials in the Preston Circus planters are taking root and giving us an idea of shape, we’ve started filling in with more plants, in particular some annuals which will eventually provide some colour. The coastal planter It’s … Continue reading

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Preston Circus planted – again

We’ve finally got the key planting done for the Preston Circus planters, and they look great!  We were eight down at the Circus this afternoon, observed by the opera goers heading to the Duke of York’s for the relay from … Continue reading

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