Sunday, 13 March 2011

A Bit of Spring tidying

Today some members have been busy tidying the garden at Lowtown. The theme of the beds is prairie planting with a mixture of ornamental grasses and colourful perennials. The grasses however had become a bit out of hand and were in need of a good haircut! Afterwards the beds looked much better. We also planted some alchemilla mollis as an edging to the border which should add another splash of summer colour.

Sparrow Park Update

Things are now moving forward on the Sparrow Park project, and the council have started to map out the new design. The central bed will be raised up, and this is the area that is sponsored jointly by grant money we received fron the YEP Cash in the community award, the Pudsey Civic Society and Pudsey Allotment society. It will be a sensory bed with scented plants and every one has had the opportunity to decide which plants they would like to go in this area. The main planting will take place toward the end of this month just prior to our spring judging so we will be able to show the Yorkshire In Bloom judges what we have achieved.
Members from the Civic Society and students from Crawshaw School will be helping out.