Environment - Spring 2011

Environment Spring 2011

We had a wonderful surprise at the beginning of the New Year, Greening the City demonstration projects awarded Penny Lane Development Trust some funding to continue with the progress of the Octopus Garden.


Autumn 2010 | Spring 2011 | Summer 2011 | Autumn 2011

The funding allowed the Trust and volunteers to plan out and prioritise what could realistically be achieved with the funding. Together we worked out a plan in accordance with the wonderful detailed landscape plans provided by TEP last year. We purchased a large number of colourful perennials, bedding plants, climbers and a Sorbus ornamental tree.

In addition to this we acquired some bird houses, and ornamental wind chimes. Two new wooden benches mean that our centre users can sit in the garden and admire the beauty of Penny Lane.

The Greenbank Allotment Society continues to support the PLDT and gave their time as volunteers to make the beautiful raised vegetable growing beds. They have been painted blue as to depict the waves in the Octopus Garden. We aim to engage with 4 local primary schools next year and encourage them to take part in a food growing project with the Greenbank Allotment Society.

We have purchased two pergola arches and a beautiful wooden Octopus Garden sign. The National Wildflower Trust has provided the PLDT with some expert advise in how to plant out a wildflower meadow on Penny Lane. The first sown seeds are now starting to grow.


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Flowers in Spring on Penny Lane
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