Colourful flower beds on a Ledbury road junction have been redesigned and renamed in honour of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

The flower beds at the junction of Biddulph Way and Gloucester Road have been tended by members of Ledbury in Bloom for more than 20 years.

And following the hard work of volunteers in April, the beds have now been formally named the Jubilee Beds by Ledbury mayor Phillip Howells.

Flowers including roses have greeted travellers along the Gloucester Road for the past two decades but Ledbury in Bloom decided it was time for a change.

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Because of the sight lines at the road junction, all plants must grow to no more than one metre high so, with that in mind, Gina and Mike Lincoln, who have looked after these beds since 2017, designed new planting.

Eighteen old rose bushes were removed from each bed, the soil was rejuvenated with soil conditioner and compost and new plants put in place.

Councillor Howells visited the beds with Gina and Mike and Gareth Morgan, president of Ledbury in Bloom.

“I am delighted to name these flower beds in celebration of the Queen’s Jubilee year,” said Cllr Howells.

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“Ledbury in Bloom has a strong record of helping to keep Ledbury looking beautiful, with 14 RHS Heart of England in Bloom gold awards to date. The work designing and replacing the plants is to be applauded.”

Passers-by can look forward to seeing beautiful flowers as the plants mature and attract bees, butterflies, and other pollinators.

Ledbury in Bloom’s Christina Vass said earlier this year the group was pulling out all the stops to win a 15th consecutive Britain in Bloom gold medal.

As well as tending to flower beds, volunteers look after 34 tubs of flowers around the town - including a number of new self-watering tubs bought last October thanks to a grant from Tesco.

The new tubs are made in the UK from recycled material, are hardwearing and easier to keep watered - and do not have the issue of metal bands rotting and causing a hazard to pedestrians.