The Amazing Grace walk has recently opened in Buncrana, County Donegal. The Walk is located beside the Buncrana Tourist Office, and stretches along the river Crana. The Walk had many information boards which help to tell the story of John Newtown and the writing of the famous hymn 'Amazing Grace'. All the information you need telling the story of John Newtown can be found on the Amazing Grace website. The walk includes a lovely shallow pool, planted with water lilies, lots of wildlife friendly planting including golden Solidago, Verbascum and Purple Verbena bonariensis
Tightly packed clusters of lilac-purple flowers on tall, stiff, branching stems from June to September. This stylish perennial has been enjoying a resurgence of interest in recent years. Perfect for a sheltered, sunny, well-drained spot, its open, transparent shape means that it can easily be used at the front or middle of the border despite its height. Verbena bonariensis
This plant will help to sustain bees and butterflies into autumn with its tall wiry stems of purple flowers. It makes a good filler, because the upright stems support neighbouring plants. Plant it among the warm-red Dahlia ‘Bishop of Llandaff’ and it will act as supports, negating the need for staking, whilst providing a dazzling display.
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