What could we do?
In January 2014 I had my 70th birthday and my present to myself was to DO SOMETHING about this mess. I raised it at the next Friends’ meeting and after some discussion the following idea was put forward.
We would turn the area into a low maintenance garden that would show people things they could do in their own gardens to encourage wildlife.
We would plant flowers that encourage bees, butterflies, moths and other useful insects.
We would include habitats in which insects could live and hibernate.
We would make the garden accessible to all and encourage everyone to have a go at growing things.
I hope this story will have a happy ending.
Read on to see how we are doing.