Transforming a community area by planting wild flowers
Preparation started in October 2015. The planting area is a 1 m wide strip of roadside verge over 20m long adjacent to the fence alongside the playing field. The contractors responsible for cutting the grass have been involved from the start and have cut round the area (23rd March) planted with cultivated daffodils which should come into flower by mid-April.
Work done in 2016
Bulbs and Seedbombs
At the Thurne Fete in July 2016, we held a seed bomb making stall explaining how they were made and the seeds we were using in them. This was a great success and we received several generous donations to our funds.
In September, we bought in a stock of native daffodils, snake fritillary and species tulips. Combining this with our stock of seedbombs we distributed to every household in the village a package containing 5 native daffodils, 3 snake fritillaries and several seedbombs with instructions for optimum planting or distribution. We were gratified by the warm reception that our packages received. Next year we have plans to extend this distribution.
a) A group of us planted the species tulips and other bulbs and seed bombs in the grass in front of the public toilets in the Autumn.
b) The Verge from Thatched House to the playing field has been cleared. For this we are very grateful to Leslie George. We propose to spray this off in the spring and then replant with wildflower seeds and grasses.