So I took my camera into the Park today when I took the dog out and came up with these two photos.
This makes me very sad. Behind this fence is a bank, and then the edge of the lake. When we first came here, it was kept mown, and the weeds were taken out, or didn't appear, and the ducks would sit on the bank in the sun. Now our Council, Cheshire East, doesn't have the money to pay for all that to be done, and so the nettles, hogweed and other weeds have taken over. The brushes are only trimmed as they encroach on the path, the lake-side of them are quite untidy.
And this makes me even sadder in a way. Obviously some money was found for a bit of new planting, in fact several small trees have appeared over the Golf Course area, but this Pieris was planted just as a particularly dry spell started, and the poor thing has died. The Robinia next to it luckily has survived, but its a shame when plants like this die. And that area used to be grass - but feet, both human and canine have worn it away, just because its there, I suppose. There is a perfectly good path!
I sound like a crotchety old woman!!
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