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Bury St Edmunds at its blooming best as hundreds of hanging baskets are put up




Bury St Edmunds is bursting with colour as hanging baskets and planters bloom across the town centre.

Following a delay caused by cold weather in April, baskets were put up on Tuesday, while 10 new pyramid planters are also flourishing across the town.

A 'small army' of West Suffolk Council landscapes staff started work early in the morning, installing the first baskets in the pedestrian areas before too many people arrived.

Hanging baskets going up in Bury S Edmunds this week. Picture by Jo Sweetman (48268654)
Hanging baskets going up in Bury S Edmunds this week. Picture by Jo Sweetman (48268654)

David Irvine, Bury in Bloom co-ordinator, said: "With three colour schemes and hundreds of locations it takes a lot of planning and things can go wrong.

"I am very grateful to the West Suffolk Council team for the hard work under pressure and done with such good humour. "

More than 470 baskets are on display alongside the pyramid planters, introduced this year to celebrate the re-opening of the high street.

Hanging baskets going up in Bury S Edmunds this week. Picture by Jo Sweetman (48268656)
Hanging baskets going up in Bury S Edmunds this week. Picture by Jo Sweetman (48268656)

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