Final stage of new medical centre
A BACKYARD blitz will soon take the Killarney Co-op's new medical centre into its final stage of completion.
As has been the case with all stages of the building process, the planting of the garden will be done by volunteers financed by donations.
Cathy Ryan, the owner of Baringa Nursery, which is much used by Killarney residents on their way into Warwick, will donate more than 40 plants.
"We're absolutely happy to help out," she said. "It's important to support the community that supports you."
Mrs Ryan has donated 42 liriope evergreens and two large gem magnolias at the suggestion of landscape designer Clint Kenny.
Mr Kenny - who will volunteer ing his time and resources to design and plant the garden - said there were advantages to using those plants.
"They're frost-resistant and also low allergy, which, given they will be at a medical centre, is important."
Mr Kenny said now was a good time to get the plants into the ground.
"It's good to plant now. They can get autumn growth before winter," he said.
David Peel, who is overseeing the building of the centre, said he expected to be finished within two weeks.
"We're just doing the finishing touches, including spreading the dirt in the back and putting the floor covering down," he said.