The Lord Mayor of Westminster, Councillor Tim Joiner, then led other dignitaries in placing wreaths before a historic Indian bean tree
, planted by The Queen at the time of her Coronation in 1953.
Crosby Labour MP Claire Curtis Thomas planted an Indian bean tree
, chosen because it has heart shaped leaves and grows straight and tall, at Pottersbarn Park in Crosby to mark the initiative.
Among her 160 different shrubs and trees, there is a Lantern Tree and an Indian Bean Tree
, more than 70 types of clematis and 30 hostas, without a slug or snail nibble in sight - thanks to the hedgehogs, she explains.
The catalpa, also known as Indian bean tree
and fish bait tree, should be considered for every country home.
The dangling green pods make identification simple, even from a distance, and give rise to the common name Indian bean tree
Its peaceful 14 acres of gardens are dotted with ornamental trees carrying exotic names such as Indian Bean Tree
, Tree of Heaven and Tulip Trees.
You can't beat the Golden Indian Bean tree
(catalpa bignonioides aurea) if you want all-round interest.
Bees will be attracted to many favourites such as fruit trees - apple, pears, plums and cherries - as well as the horse chestnut, hawthorns, sorbus, Indian bean tree
, the Judas tree and the strawberry tree.
The Indian Bean tree
is very unusual - it has big golden leaves and flowers with big white candelabra flowers.
ask Diarmuid DEAR DIARMUID, I have got an Indian bean tree
and for the first time in seven years it has finally flowered.
Like good citizens, they applied for planning permission before taking a saw to an eucalyptus and an Indian bean tree
in their garden.
All those fanciful thoughts of exotic figs, black walnuts, Gingko and Indian bean trees
were dashed: I could picture Mr Jones guffawing into his flat cap at the thought of such madness.