Thursday, 16 April 2009

West Richmond Street site, EH8

Hello everyone!

This is the site at West Richmond Street that my work colleagues and I have started working on just recently. Our office is just across the road from this site. This particular garden and public path has been neglected and overlooked for a long time! Usually it gets left until the weeds are 3 ft high and then it gets completely butchered and then ignored until the weeds grow back again!! It was once a rather pretty rose garden but neglect had turned it into rather a sad and sorry looking site. So far we have dug over and weeded a couple of sections but there is still a lot to be done. We've planted a variety of bulbs for some summer colour. We've also seeded all the areas we've done so far and planted sunflowers along the wall. Whilst we think the local pigeons did have a bit of an all-you-can-eat buffet after we'd finished, things are starting to sprout up!! We've done a couple of sessions so far but looking to do a few hours one weekend soon - will post on blog site once a date/time has been set. The ground is quite compacted so digging will be required! Everything we've sown is all very bee-friendly and we are hopeful that by the summer there will be a beautiful little oasis in West Richmond Street! Local residents have been extremely supportive and appreciative of our efforts.

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