Wild Life Garden Projects

2016-October-WW1 Lest We Forget Remembrance Bench.

Earlier this year we put in a bid for a specially designed bench to commemorate 100 years since WW1. We were fortunate to get one of these benches. We think the Wildlife Garden is a good place to sit quietly and think and watch the nature around you. Today the workmen... read more

A place to sit and watch the world go by.

Regular visitors to the site may have seen that we only had a very simple bench in the gardenĀ and several people complained that they needed a seat with a back and arms to help them to stand up again. Now, thanks to the family of the late Mick King, we have a... read more

A closer look at some of our plants.

We are very pleased with the hostas which are flowering at the moment. They have benefitted from all the rain we have had this year and are flowering fit to burst. IMG_3084 IMG_3083... read more

2016- 18th July – Tidying up the edge of the garden.

When we were working with the volunteers on 8th July we were offered some chipped wood which was surplus to requirements at the building site on Three Sisters Road. Never being one to look a gift horse in the mouth we accepted the offer and a mountain of wood... read more

2016 – 4th & 5th July – Re-making the pond.

PLAN B – when all else fails -start again! We made a pond at the end of last year but over the winter it has either leaked or overflowed depending on the amount of rain we have had. The water has stayed muddy and so it is now time for action. Let us hope it is... read more

2016 -May-New Owl in the Wildlife Garden.

We were working in the garden on Saturday morning when AlanĀ arrived with a present for us. He has carved this lovely owl and he fixed it onto a perch in the garden near the Bug Hotel. Thank you Alan. We love... read more

2016 – May – Ferns start to grow in the stump garden.

After the wet winter the ferns looked as though they had all died but the warmer weather is encouraging them to grow and we have added some more to this feature. It is now starting to look very green. IMG_3010 A very sparse fern area. IMG_3011 IMG_3012... read more

2016 – April – A little colour in the garden.

After a very wet winter, a little colour is showing in the garden as some of the bulbs we planted last autumn are starting to flower. The soil has been flattened by all the winter rain, and even though the garden was flooded for many weeks during the winter, the bulbs... read more