It’s almost spring … depends whether you count the change of season from the beginning of March or 21st March but the weather is warmer, buds are coming through, daffodils and other bulbs are in bloom and it’s definitely time to get planning and working on new planting.
We have been successful in getting 30 small tree/shrubs from The Woodland Trust. There are 6 each of hawthorne, hazel, holly, dog rose and dogwood. Our plan is to plant four groups of 6 plants to divide up the long strip above Isetta Square. The shrubs will form small blocks or hedges. This should then allow us to think more easily about planting the different sections.
We’ve also got more wildflower seeds from Grow Wild. We’re looking forward to planting these at various sites along the Greenway, in particular along the strip above Isetta Square and in a small bed opposite the main seating area which we cleared with volunteers from Network Rail.
If you can come along on Sunday 19th March midday-3, that would be great! There’s quite a bit of work to do. As always, do wear gardening gloves and sturdy shoes.