Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Telephone Box Garden

This is the telephone box opposite what will be the Yale Terrace Tesco's:

It's a sorry thing, sitting there without any purpose or any future except decay and rust. It's also a beautiful thing because red telephone boxes just are, they look defiant even when they're beaten down. It's mostly a forlorn defiance, but there may be hope for this one. Not as a telephone box (that world's gone now) but as a garden.

Colette Blanchard, with help from Islington Council, has planted two derelict phone boxes in Archway. with miniature ivy, pansies, narcissus and polyanthus. The Tribune has the story here 

If Tesco's want to help that parade of shops flourish they could get the With Love florists from across the road to do the same.