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 Photo-a-Day      (Saturday, 1st December, 2012) Views: 2,901 
Planting Winter Beds
 Planting Winter Beds   by John Barton  (Panasonic Lumix G1)
Mesnes Park, Wigan.

Comment by Paula on 1st December 2012 at 00:14
Very nice, still some leaves on the trees. Can't help but think it would be easier for those chaps to start planting in the centre and work back to the edge though.


Comment by Ernest Pyke on 1st December 2012 at 04:40
Let`s hope, John, that these plants are not covered deep with snow !
See P-a-D`s 1st Oct.2011 and 9th April 2012 for comparison.
There`s a thread `Mesnes Park is Looking Nice` on :-
http://www.wiganworld.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=11159


Comment by Lizzie down under on 1st December 2012 at 04:45
No sunshine on this one, still even in the winter things. An still be beautiful, good on these hard workers to help make things so... Cheers!!!


Comment by peterp on 1st December 2012 at 06:44
Hope the frost and ice dont get to the roots and kill the plants off


Comment by Helen on 1st December 2012 at 08:35
There is something about tradtional park planting, neat shapes & lots of colour. I'm sure the beds will look great come the spring....take a photo someone !


Comment by Mick on 1st December 2012 at 08:56
Theres some historical videos of Wigan Park here.

http://www.youtube.com/user/singaporemick/videos?query=mesnes+park


Comment by alan lad on 1st December 2012 at 09:13
this is one place our council should NEVER think of selling or changeing .


Comment by Margaret Wall on 1st December 2012 at 10:07
It's a beautiful park and we're very lucky to have it.
I went in for the first time in years the other week. Outside the bowling greens there is a sign saying "strictly no ball games" but guess what, a bunch of lads were playing football on the green itself! I was seething inside but I'm afraid I copped out of saying anything for fear of verbal abuse. I thought later though that I should have said something because this sort of behaviour should not go unchallenged.


Comment by Janice on 1st December 2012 at 10:47
Lovely to see, I love parks, gardens and plants. I doo like the snow as well Ernest but must admit it is difficult to get out and about in. I think you made the right decision Maragaret. You cannot take a risk these days - sign of the times sadly. Bring back the Parky - preferably big, rough and tough!!


Comment by Cyril. on 1st December 2012 at 13:20
Margaret those lads would be too lazy to walk a few yards more to the rough field at the front of Pagefield mill to play football, the park staff aren't concerned and sadly because there is now no respect for others a Parky would most likely get beaten up as did the man who challenged footballers on the bowling green at Ashton.

Good photo John, nice to see babies having their morning constitutional around the park, wonder if they are on their way to see the ducks.


Comment by Maureen Andrews on 1st December 2012 at 14:15
Some years ago I spoke to someone who had worked all over this country but said that there was no other park anywhere as nice as ours..and Margaret..you did the right thing.


Comment by Brian from Massachusetts on 1st December 2012 at 14:41
Thanks for the pic John. As I look out of my living room window, it's snowing here in Boston so no chances of us doing any planting ........just some shovelling!!!!!!!!


Comment by Dave Marsh on 1st December 2012 at 16:28
for many years it looked as if it was done for so many thanks to those who cleaned up this lovely memory of days long gone.


Comment by Ernest Pyke on 1st December 2012 at 17:07
Janice, will you be going on a boat trip on `Kittywake` from Trencherfield Mill tomorrow?
Cyril, don`t you mean Rylands factory as was?


Comment by Jean F (Wales) on 1st December 2012 at 21:03
Oh dear, this picture has put us to shame,,,,we havnt finished clearing the summer(?) bedding yet,,,,Its so wet and cold out there !( and it looks a mess !)


Comment by Lizzie down under on 2nd December 2012 at 05:41
Jean F don't stress there is still a bit of leaf colour and the covered little seating house is really pretty, cheers, Lizzie.


Comment by Jean F (Wales) on 2nd December 2012 at 20:26
HI Lizzie,My last posting was reffering to my garden(not the park!!!) Hope you have a lovely warm summer....enjoy,Jean.


Comment by Lizzie down under on 3rd December 2012 at 18:09
Jean the weather here has been very up and down. We have had some more spring like days and then some scorchers. Today and yesterday are grey skies and this morning is chilly and some decent rain!!! Cheers!!


Comment by scoop on 16th December 2012 at 21:18
Spent many hours planting the beds in Mesnes Park, it used to be a beautiful place to work. thanks for the memory.


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