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The planters… All Gone!

By johnboy 7 April 2009 29

Thanks to Timgee for pointing out that Civic’s petunia planters have all disappeared.

Here you can see they’ve gone from Bunda Street

We can only hope they return soon with winter plantings.


And all gone in Garema Place.


And gone from City Walk.


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Hells_Bells74 11:01 am 08 Apr 09

You know it may have been handy if someone in that department that decides what makes the city look nice had even done some googling on winter hanging flower baskets, just a few different ways of wording it and I came up with many helpful sites telling you the types of flowers (hanging or not) good for Australian winters and frosts etc. Wasn’t hard and yes pansies were on the list, good on you Queanbeyan for using your heads.

I thought plain old Ivy would’ve sufficed too.

Qbn Gal 10:44 am 08 Apr 09

They’ve just replaced the petunias up the main street of Queanbeyan. Replaced with pansies I think, not sure, zipped by too fast to have a close look!

Hells_Bells74 10:27 am 08 Apr 09

Last time I looked I passed as a daughter 😉

Furry Jesus 9:43 am 08 Apr 09

Hells_Bells74 said :

I stand corrected though. It should’ve read. Perfect! Furry Jesus. Or something like that.

Bless you, my son. Or daughter.

I like the idea of shooting hoops, which would somewhat alleviate my yearning for a return to public executions. People pouring out of their offices at lunchtime for a quick one-on-one would bring some life back to the city.

As opposed to death.

NoAddedMSG 8:54 am 08 Apr 09

Canberra winters are pretty grey, so lots of green without flowers would do….. I suggest parsley and rocket. No winter flowering trailing annuals sounds like an excuse rather than a reason to me.

ramblingted 6:47 am 08 Apr 09

Petunias like to make out that they’re hard, but they are pussies…first cold night and they scarper..

Hells_Bells74 11:10 pm 07 Apr 09

I stand corrected though. It should’ve read. Perfect! Furry Jesus. Or something like that.

Hells_Bells74 11:05 pm 07 Apr 09

Furry Jesus said :

Hells_Bells74 said :

LMFAO! Perfect Furry Jesus!

yes, I am indeed perfect, coming as I do from a long line of infallibles.

although acronyms are sometimes beyond me. LMFAO. Hmmm. Lick My Furry…no, it’s not coming to me.

LMAO is funny.. LMFAO is f***ing funny! to me anyhow. But funny, I had thought to myself oh he might think I’m laughing my furry arse off, which I quickly thought better of.

ant 8:39 pm 07 Apr 09

The petunias are still going strong in Queanbo. there’s lots of pictures of them… on my Queanbeyan Petunia story. I can’t remember where it is here though.

The burnt palm tree is sprouting new leaves/fronds too.

patchyboy99 7:27 pm 07 Apr 09

could use the rings for the next olympics

Ryan 6:51 pm 07 Apr 09

con: no more flowers
pro: can shoot some hoops at lunchtime

fabforty 6:48 pm 07 Apr 09

This is a shame. As much as I despise scraggly old petunias, they added a bit of colour.

Furry Jesus 6:02 pm 07 Apr 09

Hells_Bells74 said :

LMFAO! Perfect Furry Jesus!

yes, I am indeed perfect, coming as I do from a long line of infallibles.

although acronyms are sometimes beyond me. LMFAO. Hmmm. Lick My Furry…no, it’s not coming to me.

Davo111 5:24 pm 07 Apr 09

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy said :

The planters were crap. Go to the main street of Queanbo to see how petunias should be done.

lol “Queanbo”, that’s why we don’t go there.

toriness said :

how about cactii – good for all year round, drought resistant to boot, plus built-in security against vandals.

i support this

old canberran 5:05 pm 07 Apr 09

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy said :

The planters were crap. Go to the main street of Queanbo to see how petunias should be done.

Seeing as how I’m 250 kms away from Queanbo, do you happen to have a photo?

toriness 5:01 pm 07 Apr 09

crabb said :

Lady on 666 this morning from the group who organised the planters, said they’d be back next November. They were unable to find winter-flowering annuals with a trailing habit so no planters for the cold weather. Surely there’d be something that would fit the bill?

how about cactii – good for all year round, drought resistant to boot, plus built-in security against vandals.

The planters were crap. Go to the main street of Queanbo to see how petunias should be done.

Hells_Bells74 4:36 pm 07 Apr 09

LMFAO! Perfect Furry Jesus!

Furry Jesus 4:14 pm 07 Apr 09

What about some alternative uses for the rings in the meantime? I’d suggest we use them to hang people who offend against the good natures of the people who spend time in Civic – charities collectors come to mind.

Hells_Bells74 4:10 pm 07 Apr 09

Gosh, even if it were greenery of some description instead of flowers would still look lovely compared to nothing.

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