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FLOWER POTHOLE MAN

Thursday April 22nd, 2010
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Potholes are becoming a major headache for road users the country over not least of all cyclists, who not only risk injury it can also lead to a long walk home if your bike gets damaged. With cash strapped councils refusing to address the problem it would appear that cuts bruises and worse are going to continue to be a risk for quite some time. One keen cyclist and gardening enthusiast has created a novel way of dealing with the problem and has resorted to a horticultural campaign to draw attention to the increasing problem cause by the harsh winter.
For the last few weeks 33 year old Steve Wheen has taken to cycling around London turning potholes into colourful little gardens by planting spring flowers. His efforts have turned him into an internet celeb with his web site www.thepotholegardener.com receiving 25,000 hits in its first month alone.
The Shoreditch art student said, 'I find potholes a constant menace and I've almost come off my bike several times. I'm also a mad-keen gardener and wanted to make a point... I choose smaller roads and pavements for safety... I use plants with colourful flowers in the hope motorists will see them and avoid them. My first effort lasted two hours but one lasted three weeks... If it draws a cyclist's attention to a pothole and puts a smile on their face it's good enough for me.'
Blooming great.
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