On the 29th September 2019, despite rather gloomy weather, a willing band of volunteers gathered at St Cuthbert’s Church to create a wildflower area to the south of the church. The grass had already been cut really short and luckily we had use of an electric scarifier which, with the addition of 3 long extension leads, was used to make a good start clearing the ground. This was supplemented by the use of a great many rakes! Once the ground was prepared we scattered many handfuls of seed and planted numerous wild flower plug plants. This is why the area looks a little bare at the moment, but hopefully from Spring next year it will blossom into a wild flower haven. In the meantime please try to avoid walking on this area.
As this is a joint initiative with Lorton PCC, after a reviving brew and some biscuits the group moved on to CrossgatesAs this is a joint initiative with Lorton PCC, after a reviving brew and some biscuits the group moved on to Crossgates to make a start on the re-wilding of the public areas in Lorton. Please click on this link for further information.https://melbreakcommunities.wordpress.com/community-issues/environment-and-wildlife/rewilding-project/