On Wednesday of this week, volunteers led by the Canal & River Trust weeded and planted the borders on the towpath by the NIA Iron Bridge, in central Birmingham.
They were justly rewarded by some important visitors.
For some time the CRT has been stepping up its efforts to keep canal towpath borders looking well-kept and cultivated (in urban areas).
This week it was the turn of the towpath on the Brindleyplace side of the bridge.
During this they were visited by our Police and Crime Commissioner, David Jamieson, filmed by the BBC Gardeners World camera team, plus a plethora of bees!
Why David Jamieson and the BBC visited I don’t know and I haven’t seen or heard of any broadcast?
Motivated to finding why, I searched the web and found an entry about a Canal Boat dressed up in flowers at the Gardeners World Live show at the NEC.
So, I headed there on Thursday.
I hunted high and low, but no Flower Power boat, not even a boat!
Then I used my trusty iPhone to double-check my original research results, and lo and behold the search result was referring to the 2016 show.
Back home I searched my photo archives and found a photo of the boat in 2016.
Article and photos by Geoff Caine (with thanks to Resident Fran Elder for the lead).
Below is a gallery of photos I took of the local scene – a fish eye lens was used in some of them.
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