Saturday saw the planting of small test area of wildflower seeds at the site of the orchard in Hilly Fields. We have planted this area as a tester to see how this area of the park takes to wildflowers. If it is successful then there are plans to plant a much larger area of wildflowers which will become part of Lewisham's 'River of Flowers' which we talked about here.
Fran, who co-ordinated yesterday's event had this to say to the volunteers who helped out:
A huge thank you to all who worked so hard today - it was really tough going but you managed it and I attach some photos (see above and on Flickr) of the digging, seeding and enjoyment of the job completed! Just as well it was only a small area...let's hope we have a good display.
If the weeds encroaching are a problem I'll either mulch round the plot or pin down some membrane. Any help with watering and picking out the odd weed would be great.