Criffel Street Annual Displays

Annual Displays along Criffel Street and Lawn Terrace

Features along Criffel Street and Lawn Terrace

  1. Millennium Mosaic
  2. Criffel Street beds
  3. Cement Planters
  4. Two tiered Planters
  5. Sweet Pea planters

Millennium Mosaic on the Green

Each mosaic was inspired by an aspect of Silloth or the Solway, and created by our local primary school children to celebrate the Mill

ennium.  The mosaic sits on its own and is framed by a narrow border.

Choice of Plants and colours

This is an annual border, traditionally replanted every year with low growing begonias. As the feature is surrounded by a large expanse of grass, and has no shelter, it bears the full brunt of the wind sweeping in from the sea, across the Green. The plants are therefore low growing, and tightly packed against the wind.

The plants used include:

To edge the bed, we have used Geranium Pelgardini Lotusland which is a variegated zonal geranium. Zonal Geranium has been used for the carpet and Coleus Peters Wonder as a run through. Once the plants become established and start to bloom, there will be a lot of colour. In the meantime, the different types of foliage provide an interesting display which is one of the reasons the plants were chosen.

The plants will go into the woodland composting area when summer is over.

Criffel Street beds

This is an annual border, traditionally replanted every year with low growing begonias.

Choice of plants and colours

Along the front edge of each bed, we have used Lysimachia Outback Sunset. Begonia Bronze Rose and Begonia Bronze Red have been used for the carpet, with Coleus Kong as a run through. Impatiens New Guinea Pink Frost has been used as an interplant, with its vivid pink flowers.

Once the plants become established and start to bloom there will be a lot of colour. In the meantime, the different colours of foliage provide an interesting display which is one of the reasons the plants were chosen.

The plants will go into the woodland composting area when summer is over.

Cement planters along Criffel Street and Lawn Terrace

The Cement Planters have been planted with:

Trixi Riverside

Trixi Spring Valley

Petunia Crazytime

Fuschia

Two-tiered planters

The two-tiered planters are planted with:

Helichrysum Silver

Petunia Heavenly Blue

Petunia Blue Vein

Petunia Bubblegum

The planters have water reservoirs in them to reduce the frequency of watering required.

Sweet pea planters on Criffel Street

New wooden planters were constructed by the Town Council’s grounds maintenance team and new trellis was erected along each side of the shrub bed, in front of the Public conveniences on Criffel Street. Some well-rotted farmyard manure was incorporated into the bottom of the planters to provide much needed nutrients.

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