The 11th tree in a series of 12 has been planted in Wimborne.
The Wimborne Minster Tree Trail is a part of the ‘Queen’s Green Canopy’ initiative celebrating the late Queen’s jubilee. It aims to provide an interesting series of unusual trees around the town provided by Wimborne Minster Town Council, which will make for an interesting walk or cycle trip for visitors and residents.
Summer Bells – also known as the Desert Willow – has been planted at the Dreamboats’ site beside the River Stour.
The foliage is bright green and the leaves are elongated and abundant, like large willow leaves. Exotic trumpet shaped flowers appear from June/July. They are frilly, light pink in colour with yellow throats. The flowers continue throughout the summer.
Dreamboats was launched as a millennium project for Wimborne on 23 April 2000, under the leadership of Pat Hymers – now life president – who said: “Dreamboats is delighted to be included in the Queen’s canopy that has been planted around the town.
“Since boating on the River Stour was launched, it has gone from strength to strength becoming an important activity in the town for both residents and visitors. Canoes, kayaks and stand up paddleboards have been added to the rowing boats as well as the improved access to the riverbank.”
Mrs Hymers added that Dreamboats is looking for new committee members to help with various jobs during the season, which runs from May to September.
She said: “Committee members are able to benefit from free access to the river as well as to enjoy the good company of like minded enthusiasts.
“As Ratty said in Wind in he Willows – there’s noting more delightful than messing about on the river.”
See www.dreamboats.com.uk for contact details.
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