The view of the meadow now is stunning with a sea of white and yellow interspersed with a few red poppies with lots of buttercups highlighted against the bronze fennel. To be able to appreciate this incredible flower show, one of the volunteers suggested we put our newly refurbished bench right in amongst them. We cut a wavy path through to an area that catches the late sun and the spot will be a firm favourite. The perfect place to enjoy the incredible wild flower meadow which is in full bloom and buzzing with bees.
A new flower bed is appearing near to the pond thanks to a new volunteer who has planned and will be planting out in her own design. It's going to look fantastic, with inspiration drawn from visiting Polesden Lacey!
The other project that deserves a special mention is the path bed that runs behind the Thinking Shed. For the last few weeks a group of volunteers have quietly beavered away, turning the poor soil and mixing it with rich compost. Seedings have been potted on until they were strong enough to bed out. The bed now has cornflowers, lupins and sunflowers with wildflower seed coming through too. It will make a magical pathway leading from the gate down to the gardening shed.
The green make use and reuse approach to the acre has meant we’ve been able to utilise the Belfast sink in the bog area. It's now sitting on logs and planted out with a selection of our home grown plants. A big thank you to all our volunteers - great to see so much progress amongst different patches on the acre.