Millennium Green Update May 2019

The grass has started to grow and when he mows, John our gardener is making
the distinctive pattern, which he does every year. The intention is to
allow as many as possible of the beneficial wild flowers to flower and seed at this time of year.


Mowing patterns

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wildflowers are naturalising well in the grass strip alongside the allotments; the cowslips are doing particularly well.

Wild Flowers

Although the tulips are nearly over, they are now followed by the many alliums that we have planted, which are putting on a spectacular display.

Alliums

Next month we hope that the planned restoration of the pond will go ahead. All the funds raised through donations and sales of cards at the Easter Egg-Hunt as well as proceeds from Lansdown Open Gardens (Sunday 30 June) will go towards paying for this work.

Look out for the peonies - last year they hardly flowered, perhaps because it was so dry. After the recent rain we have noticed that buds are coming open on several plants and we hope that this year they will be better.

John has planted some new geums which we hope will not only look good in the bed by the cascade but will also attract plenty of pollinating insects.