Silk flowers in Bourton in attempt to save water

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Silk flowers in Bourton in attempt to save water

Silk flowers are being used in in hanging baskets in Bourton on the Water in an attempt to conserve water.

Opinions on the decision seem to be divided, American tourists commented how nice the hanging baskets looked, before being told that the flowers were fake.

Martin Macklin, chairman of the chamber of commerce commented that the silk flowers are of the highest quality. A real hanging basket costs 30 and the silk equivalent is 70.

Posted : 13/06/2006 08:40:05

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