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Splash of colour among Brighton's tower blocks
4:10pm Thursday 21st March 2013 in News
Brighton is set to bloom this spring after 20 common spotted orchids were planted on the new chalk grassland slope at Ashton Rise.
Cityparks gardener Mark Gapper planted the flowers, which have purple-spotted leaves and pale pink to purple spikes, as part of a continuous network of green space called the South Downs Way Ahead nature improvement area.
Once the flowers flourish it is hoped they will add some colour to the tower blocks that currently dominate Ashton Rise.
The nature improvement area runs from Brighton, up to the Downs and all the way to Winchester and Eastbourne and the goal is to connect isolated habitats all the way along the route.
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