Yesterday the Well-brahams and hardworking volunteers prepared the border by the play area ready for planting. Today we had the fun bit and managed to get all the wonderful plants in.
This was a great example of our two villages (Great and Little Wilbraham) working together – Elaine Allison and Alan Cody from Little Wilbraham sourced the plants for us. We also benefitted from Elaine’s expertise as she designed the planting plan, taking into consideration ground cover, hardiness and colour. She and Alan also very kindly helped us with the planting itself. Tony Goryn made a heroic effort dragging a water butt through the village to ensure the new plants were well watered.
Currently the plants look small, but they will spread and were also chosen to be drought resistant. Next year they will be well established and will be a pleasure to look at.
It has been a great experience working on the project as so many people have stopped for a chat and said how much they look forward to the plants becoming established.
Thanks to all the volunteers and passers-by who have made this such fun.
Joy Bray and Alison Hargreaves
On behalf of the Well-brahams