You helped save the Croxteth Park botanical collection. Now it’s time we let them see the light
These battle-hardened plants have survived years of drought from the council. But why do they remain our forbidden fruit?
Dear readers — imagine you have a really special piece of jewellery. A ring, a bracelet, a necklace, whatever. It had been passed down through many generations of your family, and while perhaps it doesn’t quite sparkle as it did once upon a time, it still carries most of its old charm. What would you do with it? Would you show it off? Would you make sure everyone who cared to listen heard all about it, how it survived bombing raids during the war, how it had been handed to your mum by her mum who got it from her mum and so on. And how they’d all treasured it dearly. Or would you shove it away in a box never to see the light of day?
Today’s story is (once again — longtime Post readers will know this is fertile territory for us) about the rare botanical plants in Croxteth Country Park. Because while our campaign last year — almost a year ago to the day in fact — helped save the plants from being chucked in a skip, they’re still not on display. In today’s edition, we argue that Liverpool …