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In 2016 Sidmouth in Bloom was awarded one of the first £500 grants given out by the RHS 'Greening Grey Britain' campaign having identified the area of the 'Old Boat Park' in need of replanting and revitalisation. With the assistance of volunteers and EDDC Streetscene, the bed was repaired, plants removed and 2 tons of top-soil incorporated.  Plants were bought from a local nursery and planted out. Grit was not applied until 2018 after more sponsorships were obtained.

This is the first bed to be developed based on all of the five senses: sight, smell, taste, touch and sound.

Planting has been closed to suit the extreme environmental conditions at this end of the garden.  The salty winds during winter and early spring can be tolerated by low growing herbs and grasses while the brick wall opposite gives protection to other plants in this bed such as the agapanthus and coprosmas.

 Interim List of plants pending changes & corrections in Bed 1 

1.   Rosmarinus prostrata

2.   Lampranthus (red)

3.  Geranium (alpine varieties)

4.  Sempervivum

5. Heuchera

6. Geum

7.  Heuchera 'Marmalade'

8. Pennisetum villosum

10 Nandina domestica

11.Oreganum aureum

12. Grass

13.  Salvia amistrad

14.  Sempervivum

15.  Verbena bonariensis

16.  Fargesia murieliae

17.   Artemisia arborescence

19. Coprosma varieties

20. Primula veris

21.  Fern

22. Lobelia cardinalis

23. Heuchera 'Palace Purple'

24. Sarcococca hookeriana

26. Callistemon

27.  Myrtle (variegated)

28. Lavendula

29.  Sedum "Gold dust'

32. Chives.

Chives, Allium schoenoprasum 

2016 August, Planting out

2018 planting becoming established

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