Farnham in Bloom goes Wild about Wildflowers
Farnham in Bloom has joined forces with thousands of community gardening groups up and down the country to celebrate the launch of the Royal Horticultural Society’s Britain in Bloom campaign for 2012, by going Wild about Wildflowers.
Members of the Farnham in Bloom Community Group and the Mayor of Farnham, Councillor Jill Hargreaves, planted wildflower seeds and plug plants on the grass verge outside Lidl on the Sunday 15th April 2012, as part of a UK-wide bid to see 20,000 square metres of land turned into new wildlife havens.
This activity marks the launch of the RHS Britain in Bloom year, the beginning of National Gardening Week and celebrates the Diamond Jubilee. Farnham in Bloom plans to turn this small unused patch of land into a wildflower verge to help encourage wildlife into the town centre. Plugs and seeds of poppies, corncockle, bird foot tree foil, greater knapp, oxeye daisy amongst others will be able to be spotted here.
The Mayor of Farnham, Cllr Jill Hargreaves, comments “This area was barren and neglected and we decided to brighten it up with wildflowers of different wild flower varieties as well as sowing seeds donated by the RHS and I can’t wait to see the results in the summer.”
New volunteers are welcome to join the Farnham in Bloom community group. Contact Cath Sydenham or call 01252 712667 for more information