Spring would finally appear to be making a show locally - certainly as far as colourful floral displays are concerned.
As you drive through our towns and villages and on the country roads in between you can’t help but notice the riot of colour thanks to the myriad of flowers on display - daffodils, tulips, primroses and pansies are all out in abundance.
In Edzell, which proudly declares they are a past winner for their floral arrangements, as soon as you drive into the village the spring flowers in front of Inglis Memorial Hall can’t help but catch the eye.
A spokesman for Edzell Flower Group said they had been approached by Angus Council, who due to budget restrictions, have said they cannot take on all the planting in the county themselves. Mrs Gladys Stewart of the group said that the Spring flowers in the front of the hall were the last of the council bedding plants and once they had passed the council and the flower group were to get together to discuss future planting in front of the hall.
“We are to discuss with the council permanent planting of shrubs in front of the hall to provide colour all year round without the high level of maintenance that bedding plants require,” said Mrs Stewart. She explained that the flower group and the council would look at types and designs together and then the flower group would undertake the planting. She added that the council would still be involved in ongoing maintenance.
Mrs Stewart said that the flower group would continue to do the hanging baskets in the village and in the summer months a willing group of local volunteers undertook watering rotas.