Posted: 17/10/2013 at 18:16
We have just started our Burwell Community Wildlife Garden, having cleared a ransom strip of land full of rubbish of all sorts. We started with a log edged path covered with wood chips from trees and hedges cut nearby, we have 6 raised beds for herbs, tulips, polyanthus and pancies planted by local children as their space. There are several plum trees that have self seeded over the years and creates a lovely space for the hedgehog house. A seat has been made out of pallets as have edging "walls" filled with the stones taken out of the ground as we have cleared and are now planted up with London Pride. A Wildflower meadow has been sown on one patch of the garden, and a small pond for the frog we found hopping around. A Wheel that was in the undergrowth has been placed on a 4 x 4 post and passionflower growing up wires to the wheel. We have planted plants that we hope will encourage the wildlife back, and the butterflies with budlias and sedums, and all the plants have been donated it is a wonderful site to see we are so excited to see what it will look like in Spring with the bulb planting that will take place this weekend and has already been done.