Tuesday, 9 September 2008

Floral Clock maintenance

Edinburgh's Floral Clock, on the corner of Princes Street and the Mound, is the oldest surviving floral clock in the world. It was commissioned in 1903 and is replanted every year with around 35,000 frost-resistant plants. As part of the Sister City theme day, Nice Daily Photo featured a picture of the clock in all its glory. This one hopefully gives an indication of the painstaking work that's involved maintaining it!

5 comments:

angela said...

The photo you gave me was magnificent but it's interesting to see the work that goes into keeping it looking so good.

Tanya said...

That is so neat...I've never heard of a floral clock before!

Hilda said...

Painstaking is right! So many plants to prune and water every so often. But that clock is a wonder!

seohelpwanted said...

I love your photos and the idea of a photo a day. Several bought smiles to my face - and my daughter's - especially the kilt from 20 August.
It woudl be great if we could show your photos on our Edinburgh web-site http://www.edinburgh-flats.com/
Janet

Knoxville Girl said...

That doesn't look like a very comfortable job at all. When I saw the photo on Nice DP, I wondered how they kept it looking so good. Now I know!