Is this the problem with container-grown trees when it comes to extreme heat and dryness? All the young saplings – in their metal troughs along the London Road – appear to be distressed and the leaves turning brown.
The ones in the middle of the road – planted in the soil – are fine and green.
Talking of containers. Flower plantings in the city centre – like here in Milsom Street – are in black plastic. Though they apparently help retain water for longer, not everyone likes the look.
Compare hanging baskets down in Abbey Green. What do you think?
Meanwhile – again in Milsom Street – a section of Somersetshire Buildings – originally constructed as up-market lodging houses by Thomas Baldwin (1781-3) – continues in its transition from Nat West bank to latest Ivy Brasserie.
Street advertising never looked so prominent. We have to wait until the autumn to see if the food is as tasteful.