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The promised planters – city beautified?

By johnboy - 19 November 2008 32

Back on 28 August the Chief Minister promised to do something about the shabby state of Civic.

In particular he promised:

    “To complement the Floriade in the City entertainment, the ACT Government will beautify the heart of the city with the installation of new flower displays and fairy lights through the trees on Northbourne Avenue.”

Over the last week every pole in the city centre has had “flower displays” added. Also known as cheap pots filled with what, to my untutored eye, appear to be petunias.

I do wonder who’s going to give them the water they need as there’s no sign of drippers.

What’s Your opinion?


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32 Responses to
The promised planters – city beautified?
poptop 12:27 pm 19 Nov 08

I’m going to reserve judgement until I see the “and fairy lights”.

Dante 12:07 pm 19 Nov 08

‘beautify the heart of the city with flower displays’

If only it was an attempt at beautifying the city instead of spreading a thin veneer of colour.

Thumper 12:02 pm 19 Nov 08

And when said drunks injure themselves trying to get at them, they can sue the ACT Govt!

And therefore proving natural selection and Darwin’s theory of evolution!

justbands 11:54 am 19 Nov 08

They look fine to me.

Mr Evil 11:45 am 19 Nov 08

RAGD said :

We noticed these plants last friday night while out in civic for dinner. We also noticed that they aren’t really that high up and not bolted down in any way we could see.

I give them a couple of weeks before they start being brought down by drunks..

And when said drunks injure themselves trying to get at them, they can sue the ACT Govt!

northside 11:26 am 19 Nov 08

They look incredibly tacky.

The pots are the self-watering type, so some council worker will have to drive around to fill all the pot bases with water periodically.

Pot Holes 11:19 am 19 Nov 08

You really can be a hard lot to please. You ask that they do something, they do it, then you complain about what they have done……………

NoAddedMSG 10:58 am 19 Nov 08

Done properly, massed hanging baskets can be great, I have seen a couple of city areas which really got into it and put the right plants in etc, and it did look good… BUT the absolutely crucial element is an automatic watering system, and they need to be watered every day in summer. Without it, you might as well not bother.

RAGD 10:56 am 19 Nov 08

We noticed these plants last friday night while out in civic for dinner. We also noticed that they aren’t really that high up and not bolted down in any way we could see.

I give them a couple of weeks before they start being brought down by drunks..

vauxhall1 10:52 am 19 Nov 08

Eurgh. I noticed these yesterday wandering through town with toriness. They look ridiculous.

toriness 10:43 am 19 Nov 08

sorry but i think they look stupid. effort appreciated though.

pmm 10:43 am 19 Nov 08

They are fugly, and a bit late…Floriade finished a month ago!

Thumper 10:42 am 19 Nov 08

They look good…

hax 10:39 am 19 Nov 08

maybe they’re fake 🙂

seekay 10:36 am 19 Nov 08

Water? Water!

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