The Herbs and The Adventures of Parsley
On this page ..... Various official ways people have paid tribute to the series.
I've yet to establish if there's any particular reason why The Herbs were chosen.
But I don't think you needed to have any knowledge of the series to appreciate it,whatever your age.
Although you may have been slightly puzzled by the choice of animals if you didn't.
Parsley,Dill and Bayleaf the gardener are all represented in "person".
A lot of the other characters are given a nod too by the inclusion of their namesake plants,although not all.
As things like onions and chives appear to be missing.Which may have been purely for aesthetic reasons,as they can look untidy.But I'm only guessing.
There's also a sensible bit of horticultural pragmatism with the use of things like the grey Sempervivum House Leeks along the edges and the blue festuca grass to form Dill's hair.
All-in-all a really nice bit of work,and hats off to all those responsible.
In fact,hats off to all our Parks Departments up and down the country.
Because whilst we're sometimes slow to appreciate what we have,we're only too quick to notice it when it's gone.
And finally ...
There's more about the display here including how it also featured at Chelsea in 2014 !
Below is a photo montage of it being planted-up,courtesy of The Bath Chronicle.
And a pic of it all planted-up,but only early in the season is here,courtesy of Andy Wright at http://www.litost.org
Hopefully some more to come .... ? Email on home page If I've missed something.
This first offering is the sort of thing that just puts a smile on your face.
A centrepiece display lovingly put together in 2013 by the Bath & North East Somerset Council's parks department.
Unsurprisingly it won the prestigious gold award in the RHS "Britain in Bloom" competition,
And the Royal Horticultural Society know their onions !
Large floral bedding displays had their heyday in Victorian times of course,when labour was cheap and budgetry concerns were usually secondary in matters of civic pride.
But many Parks Departments are still doing their best to keep the tradition alive.
Photos courtesy of Sally Ilett.
And when you view the close-ups,please remember these are living plants.
So you can't expect every single leaf to be exactly where it should be.
Which may be stating the obvious.But one of the downsides of the CGI worlds served up by the likes of Pixar is that we kind of subconsciously expect visions of perfection as standard these days.