As outlined under Landscaping, Charleville Tidy Towns has placed considerable focus on the presentation of approach roads and has completed considerable trimming of roadside verges as shown in the following sequence of works on Ballysally Business Park, Old Cork road near Glen River Bridge, Town Park Walkway and Cork South Walkway. Cork County Council have also carried out extensive boundary hedge trimming and shaping on both sides of Cork and Limerick roads down to the County boundary.
Charleville Tidy Towns has in mid 2017 added significant landscape & planning expertise to its committee to support community planning & collaboration with Cork County Council.
We are pleased to report significant progress in Q4,2017/Q1,18 on Landscaping of Open Spaces designed to improve the appearance, presentation and visitors first impressions on approach roads to the town and enhance the amenity value for all community users.
Focus areas include the Town Park, a tree Conservation area behind Holy Cross cemetery on Bakers Lane and new landscaping on four approach roads and walkways.
We acknowledge that Cork County Council (CCC) have recently completed planting of three access sites with 20 new Hornbeam (Carpinus betulus) trees & hedges added along Cork road south on both sides opposite DeValera, Kennedy place up to Brindle Hill boundary and also replaced the grass margin roadside up to the entrance of the impressive HSE medical centre.
Planting of 14 Hornbeam trees plus habitat friendly hornbeam hedging has also been completed on both sides of the main entrance to the IDA Industrial Estate on Kilmallock road to, as recommended by the Tidy Towns adjudicator.
Similar style planting was completed inQ1 2018 on left hand side of Limerick north into Charleville before the Lidl entrance and Garden of Remembrance.
All 40 Hornbeams trees, similar to beach but less vigorous, are designed to create an impressive avenue traffic calming effect on important walkways & approach roads.
Additional trees have been added to the Town Park to replace Ophelia storm damage, so our cumulative tree planting up to National Tree Week was over 60 trees, to recognize 60 years of the Tidy Towns competition.
Three Roadside gardens on Cork south left side and three walkway side gardens on right outside Brindle Hill community have been extensively landscaped in November 2017.
After detailed design consideration the CTT Landscaping team decided on the exclusive use of long season flowering perennials only, with plants recommended in the national biodiversity plant list for pollinators, as the most practical, low care maintenance approach, for these very high traffic density locations.
All four beds were covered and pegged with high quality long life weed block and three beds were then planted with 100 Pink & Scarlet Red carpet roses,surrounded by borders of 500 Nepeta (Walkers Low) Catmint on all sides and covered with a top layer of amber gold Glenview natural stone chippings from Arigna, in Roscommon, supplied by O’Sheas.
The carpet roses selected are long season flowering, with rich green foliage, are naturally disease resistant, compact & easy to prone with shears.
One bed was planted with over 40 Golden Hidcote Hypericum yellow flowering perennials with a background of Photinia or Red Robin hedge & catmint border.
The mature ‘Parterre’ garden design in front of Brindle hill was pruned back, thinned out and walking pathway in front trimmed along the edges. Additional 15 catmint ‘Six Hill Giants’ were planted on two walkway flower beds close to MABS offices.
As outlined under Landscaping, CTT has placed considerable focus on the presentation of approach roads and has completed considerable trimming of roadside verges as shown in the following sequence of works on Ballysally Business Park, Old Cork road near Glen River Bridge, Town Park Walkway and Cork South Walkway. CCC have also carried out extensive boundary hedge trimming and shaping on both sides of Cork and Limerick roads down to the County boundary.
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