Floral tribute to Red Arrows created with ‘mathematical precision’ in Sidmouth

PUBLISHED: 15:00 15 June 2017

Sidmouth in Bloom treasurer Peter Endersby and volunteer Graham Hutchinson prepared the planter at the Triangle

Sidmouth in Bloom treasurer Peter Endersby and volunteer Graham Hutchinson prepared the planter at the Triangle

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‘Mathematical precision’ was essential for creating a floral display that captures the speed and agility of the Red Arrows flying over the Jurassic Coast.

Lynette Talbot's design for the Red Arrows planter realisedLynette Talbot's design for the Red Arrows planter realised

Sidmouth in Bloom (SiB) took over responsibility for carpet-bedding the space on the Three Cornered Plot, and chairman Lynette Talbot’s design was realised using computer wizardry.

The flowers and shrubs were grown over the winter in controlled conditions before the 60 boxes were delivered and installed ‘like a massive jigsaw’ last week.

Committee treasurer Peter Endersby said: “The display is a tribute to the Red Arrows.

“This carpet-bedding display was designed by SiB, grown by Kernock Park Plants and installed by our volunteers.

Lynette Talbot's design for the Red Arrows planterLynette Talbot's design for the Red Arrows planter

“It’s meant to showcase the speed, agility and precision of the Red Arrows’ Hawk jets.

“It needed mathematical precision; it was like a giant jigsaw. It was a bit of an unknown challenge but it worked extremely well.”


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