But they won't be looking sad for much longer. An eagle-eyed Wanstead Society member noticed some beautifully planted raised flower beds in Orford Road, Walthamstow; it seems that the street flower beds have been taken over by the community and there are plant people there who really know their stuff.
So that gave us an idea, we think we can do something similar and make a really good job of it. The council are quite happy for the Wanstead Society to take over those two beds and have cancelled the proposed planting of shrubs. We'll be getting a working party together to get rid of some dead and tired looking shrubs, liven up the compost and plant a selection of really interesting stuff with shape and foliage colour. Watch this space for dates, volunteers are always welcome to muck in.