The planters at Chelford station have been in place now for about 10 years and like the rest of us, they've seen some wear.
None more so than the large planter on the Crewe-bound platform. The wood had rotted quite badly over the years and all it needed was a bit of vandalism to finish it off. However, with a bit of careful demolition leaving the soil in place and a quick tidy up, the new planter walls could be built.
And this is where we had some fantastic help from James Griffiths (Marketing Manager for David Wilson Homes' Galloway Grange development) and Sophie Kelly (TCL Group, landscape management). They agreed to rebuild our damaged planter and they have also supplied lots of new plants to brighten up the existing planters.
Along came Eamon (wearing the cap) and Adam from TCL Group and before long, the new planter was muscled into place and looking fabulous, as it will do for many years to come.
With a little more work on the other beds, the new plants have given us structure and colour for all seasons.
It is wonderful when businesses support small communities like ours; the Friends of Chelford Station are wholly dependent on funding they can raise from local government, charities and businesses and without this, the station would not be as pleasant a place as it is today. We are very grateful to David Wilson Homes and to TCL group, and thank them for all their generous help.
If you would like to help out with the gardening at the station, you can contact us here