As Winter sets in, still sunny and glorious, the team have been hard at work two weekends in a row, holding successful community bulb planting days, with over 9,000 spring-flowering bulbs planted in the two Lockdown Woods in Newbury.
About 30 people attended each event, held on the 3rd and 10th of October in Goldwell Park and Barn Crescent respectively. This included lockdown wood volunteers, local people and many families with young children, who really enjoyed popping tiny bulbs down holes.
We would like to say a warm thankyou for the generous donations of a range of spring-flowering native bulbs and planting equipment from Dobbies garden centre, Thatcham garden centre, West Berkshire Council and Newbury Town Council. Species planted included wild daffodil, pheasant’s eye daffodil, early and giant purple crocus, winter aconite, scillas, grape hyacinth and summer snowflake. Our project co-ordinator, Dr Susan Millington has said "I hope it will contribute to a life-time of love and care for the countryside. Both Goldwell Park and Barn Crescent will look stunning for many springs to come, and I’m sure they will be enjoyed by many.”
Please do check out our News Coverage in Newbury Weekly News for the full story!
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