On a wild, wet and windy afternoon in October, residents from Woodstock Close helped PHP’s Clare Sutton and Dorset Wildlife Trust’s Katie Wilkinson sow a mini wildflower meadow. In total, 9 residents were involved in one way or another, helping to plan the project, doing the physical work, making cakes and refreshments and cheering on the diggers.
Resident Bruce Tate said, “I just popped down to see what was going on but ended up helping to sow the wildflower seed – in the rain! It was good fun though and we are all looking forward to seeing the patch full of colour in spring.”
Bruce’s wife Suky had been tidying up the area leading up to the event, and has offered to help tend the wildflower patch going forward with the hope that other residents might get involved.
PHP’s Clare Sutton said “It was lovely that so many residents joined in in one way or another despite the horrible weather. We’d like to say a huge thank you in particular to Charlie, who spent the whole afternoon digging; Jenny, who brought us drinks, and Margaret, who made delicious cakes for us all”.
The project, and a similar project at Alderney West Community Garden, is a partnership between Poole Housing Partnership and the Dorset Wildlife Trust, funded by ‘Grow Wild’.
Photo: Charlie Trent, Clare Sutton, Bruce Tate and Katie Wilkinson.