In September 2018 Kingston Environment Centre came to help us plan and plant a wildlife meadow in the south west corner of the park. The wildflower planting took two forms, in one area the turf was removed and the soil dug over to create a fertile environment for roots to become established. In the other area a circle of wild grass was mown and scarified to allow new plants to take root protected in part by the remaining established plants. Many species of wildflower seeds were donated by the Environment Centre and included cowslip, dog rose, celandines, daisies, wild garlic and red campion.
There was even time for a full litter pick. We were very lucky with the weather and all the volunteers brought their contributions for a picnic for the hard workers. The fruits of our labours should begin to show next summer time.
If you would like to get involved in similar projects within Kingston Recreation Ground or learn more about the Wildflower planting project, click on the link below.