Flower power in Mijas

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MIJAS’S parks and gardens are in full bloom with the recent addition of more than 1,000 new plants.

The works are part of the Department for Green Spaces’ Beautification Plan which seeks to enhance these areas with various species and colours of flower.

Councillor for Complementary Services, Laura Moreno, has checked out the ongoing work in the area of Doña Ermita. She commented, “This type of work beautifies our green areas in each and every one of the municipality’s gardens, which are there for the enjoyment of locals and visitors.”

She added, “We undertake the work we believe is essential for our town to look its best and we have had around 30 people carrying out the task.”

Moreno wanted to thank the work done by all the staff who have made these improvements possible, explaining, “We must remember that we are talking about people who are not qualified and who are training at the moment, so I would like to congratulate them for their work. We want to continue training all the staff that use Mijas Complementary Services.”

Among the plants are native species which adapt well to the area’s climate, including adelias, daylily and rosemary, among others. Carmen de Paz, co-ordinator of Mijas Complementary Services, commented, “This work takes us a little longer than a professional gardener, we are hoping to hire qualified staff and also train others.”

The Councillor for Parks and Gardens, Roy Perez, said some of the tasks, “complements the work carried out throughout the year by our department, which has included, among other actions, the improvement of green areas located at the town’s points of entry, including roundabouts, as well as installing planters in Mijas Pueblo.”

He added some of the works, “we continue to carry out are a very important part of the quality of life of our residents.”

The council team have called on everyone to respect the town’s green spaces, saying, “it is very important locals get involved and help maintain these areas. We ask for your collaboration so out parks look the same as when they were first planted out and can be enjoyed by everyone.”

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