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Elmswell residents make mini meadows


By Newsdesk Bury


Elmswell residents have created two wildflower beds in the village.

Around 20 volunteers from ElmsWild, and two from the East of England Co-op, dug up the turf to create two new mini wildflower meadows, one by the village sign and one next to the train station.

The East of England Co-op also donated £50 worth of vouchers to put towards buying seeds.

ElmsWild Flowers are creating and caring for four miniature wildflower meadows in prominent locations around the village, engaging with the community to come along and lift turf on two dates during the Easter holidays. Picture: Mecha Morton.
ElmsWild Flowers are creating and caring for four miniature wildflower meadows in prominent locations around the village, engaging with the community to come along and lift turf on two dates during the Easter holidays. Picture: Mecha Morton.

Children and adults turned out to help with the task – the adults did most of the heavy lifting while the youngsters made bird scarers out of bamboo canes and old CDs.

Jen Tooke-Marchant, who thought up the idea for the project, said: “It went really well. We had just the right number of people, enough so that we got all the work done but not so many that we were all bumping into each other.”

Jen said feedback the group had received from passers-by was positive.

They are making two more flower beds near the library and village green next Tuesday.

  • For more pictures, see this week's Bury Free Press newspaper.



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