Ealing’s newest Park! 19th September 2015
Around Ealing Autumn 2015 - On easy street Ealing
Tim Bourne Ealing Gazette, picture of the week
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The idea of nano-parks comes from San Francisco, but can now be found in Ealing
Plants selected for the Parklet were chosen to stay in situ for as long as possible and require minimal attention.
Pinus pinaster the tree in a lollipop shape, is tall enough not to tickle your ear is able to tolerate street pollution and dry conditions.
Viburnum Tinus, a familiar resilient evergreen specimen shrub with scented pink buds turning to white clustered blooms during the winter.
Planters include these drought tolerant plants:
Briza media - the Quaking Grass, touchy feely with pretty seedheads.
Festuca Glauca a neat clumping blue grass.
Stipa tenuissima 'ponytails' another soft touch grass that adds swishy swashey movement against the block colours of the Parklet.
Santolina chamaecyparissus nana - Dwarf lavender cotton, another soft touch plant with aromatic foliage and yellow button flowers.
Verbena bonariensis planted to add more structure and flower alongside the long leaves of Phormium tenax 'Purpureum'.