In recent months Thornton Heath’s  historic Clocktower has been shrouded in a backdrop of grey… slate but now it’s picture of majestic greenery!

Gardeners from landscaping firm Acorn have been filling the beds with an array of colourful perennials and shrubs giving the space a much improved look.

There had previously been planters in this location but they were unkempt and  had attracted anti social behaviour as well as rats.

As part of the public realm works they were replaced with three large planters which were filled with soul-less grey slate causing controversy when it emerged there were no plans to plant shrubs.

The council did a much welcome u-turn and last week for the plant lovers among us the following were planted: Brachyglottis ‘Sunshine’ , Bergenia cordifolia, Epimedium x perralchicum, Euonymus fortunei ‘Emerald Gaiety’,  and Emerald ‘n’  Gold, two types of Hebe Mrs Winder and rakaienis and Heuchera ‘Sugar Berry’, Plectrathus zuluenis and the fragrant Sarocococca orientalis.

The landscaping firm will maintain the plants for the next 12 months and then it will be handed over to the council’s in-house grounds maintenance team.

It’s officially Springtime in Thornton Heath!

The clocks have gone back and the brightly coloured Daffodils have arrive.

The new welcoming sign at the Whitehorse Road entrance in to Thornton Heath in front of St Alban’s Church has been adorned with the bright yellow blooms.

Tesco kindly donated 12 bags of  bulbs to Thornton Heath Community Action Team.

Dynamic duo Linda Watson and Gaetane Jones, planted the bulbs in the new s- shaped planter designed as part of the regeneration.

Volunteers also planted six bags of daffodil bulbs at Thornton Heath Pond.

Look out for more colourful display in the garden in front of the mural at the Job Centre where THCAT planted more bulbs.