In an earlier addition of OOTS I gave you the glad tidings that our High Street in Chippenham was going to be graced with some new trees. Well, here's a couple of them posing outside the entrance to Neeld Hall yesterday. There's another 8 of them in various locations nearby and I think they're a big improvement which should get even better with time. I showed you a different view of the same entrance last year and now the large floral planters have moved across the road to either side of the entrance to the Emery Gate shopping centre. I also noticed there's much more in the way of hanging baskets this year, making the New Road area of town look less like the High Street's poorer cousin. If was writing a school report I'd say: B+, Chippenham has tried much harder this year. I look forward to more of the same in 2011.
On my way back home and up to where I'd parked my car at Homebase, I was totally surprised to find 2 apple trees: 1 just outside and the other within the car park. I wonder what variety they are: they certainly aren't crab apples. The one you can just see in the background (click to enlarge if needed) has red apples which look suspiciously like eating apples :)