We offered to create a flowerbed and plant bulbs around the Parish Council boundary stone near Alwoodley Gates
Phase 1: The day after the stone was installed we planted a hundred or so bulbs. The ground around the stone was uneven (at least one lorry had driven over it!), Weedy and the grass was patchy. The bulbs will give a good show in the spring. We are planning to have the area leveled, reseeded/returfed and a flowerbed created with decent top soil. We will then plant up the bed and maintain the area!
The bulb planting team in action, braving the icy weather in December
The ‘Wall Project’ at the shops on King Lane
The triangular patch of ‘grass’ at the King Lane entrance to the shops looked awful. A muddy mess used as a car park by those in a hurry! After thought and discussion about how to improve the patch and dissaude parking we decided to build a raised bed and to put wooden tubs on gravel at the front. This would fulfil our plans and allow emergency vehicle access.
Not very pretty! - And it looks a lot worse in wet weather
. . . still a lot more to do!
The wall complete and filled with soil . . . Gravel neatens the area and the tubs
add some colour
The final step - planting the wall bed!
And even after the Summer colour has gone it still looks good