Thursday, 8 November 2007

Spring Bulb Planting Meet

group photo

On the morning of Sunday the 4th of November a group of the more "mature(d)" residents of the close gathered at the flowerbed. After some effort (and secret relief to know that the youths, still asleep after their Fireworks Night activities, were not around to witness this) they managed to scramble up onto to the flowerbed to plant the 300 narcissi and 50 blue crocii donated by the LBWF 'Cleaner, Safer, Greener' Programme and distributed by Groundwork East London.

More plants, yellow, blue and white irises, blue hycinths and more crocii were planted to augment the bulbs donated by the council. A resident of Fairfield Rd risked life and limb to balance precariously on a ladder to remove the bicycle tyre that had been caught for months on the top of the lampost behind the flowerbed.

Many thanks to those residents who donated plants and bulbs, to those who helped plant them, to those who provided refreshments and to those who gave cash donations (we thought we'd give the few earthworms resident in the flowerbed a treat, we'll be purchasing a couple of bags of well rotted manure to mulch the flowerbed in the not too distant future).

CLICK HERE for more details about LBWF's 'Cleaner, Safer, Greener' Programme (link opens in a new window).

CLICK HERE to visit the Groundwork East London website (link opens in a new window).

Pauline planting bulbs
Kevin and Doris planting bulbs
John planting bulbs
Michaela planting bulbs
Linda picking up litter


Anonymous said...

I think it's really wonderful that local residents are working together to create a lovely space for everyone's enjoyment. I can't wait to see the flowers bloom next spring - they'll surely brighten up the street! So a big thank you to all those who got involved.... : D
Sue Wend

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