Last year was a challenge with the long, hot summer followed by a very wet autumn. There is no official park gardener and the volunteers have done their best to keep leaves and weeds at bay. Thanks to everyone, including the young people who have joined us on their Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.
WPGF and LBHF are committed to more diverse perennial planting, to attract birds, bees and other insects.
The triangular flower bed surrounding the Caltalpa stump near Cobbold Rd entrance, is soon to be replanted with several different Viburnums, some Cornus to catch the winter light and a Cornus kousa. Later in spring, the under-planting will be a palette of blues, purples, yellows, white and green.
Shrubbery on the south bed has been thinned to allow in more light. Towards the western end of the fenced south bed, there will be some replanting where privet shrubs have been removed. The south bed is testing because of the tree canopy and the dry soil.
The Wendell Road entrance beds feel neglected since Steve the gardener left, and volunteers are needed to take on improvements. Do get in touch.
We welcome your gardening expertise, your time, your views and comments and we thank you for your continued support.