Syston in Bloom – ‘It’s Your Neighbourhood’ Judging

The 11th of July was arguably the second wettest day of the summer so far, and it was in those conditions that RHS judge Simon Lucas visited the project at Syston Railway Station to see what progress had been made over the past year.
Despite the conditions, the group turned out in force to show off their achievements.
Trevor Hodson described the history of the project and how two years ago, the area around the car park was cleared with the help of Raynsway and Syston Town Council.
Since then, the work has been done entirely by the group. He and Derek Cox then showed the nature of the planting around the car park and on the station platform.
Simon was impressed by the way plants had been sourced mostly through donations, and unsaleable stock from nurseries.
The wait is now on to see what level has been achieved – meanwhile Syston in Bloom continue to maintain the quality of the area, and keep the planting up to date.