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Wild Flowers

Wild Flowers

Guerilla gardeners launch scheme

The Hastings Trust is giving away wild-flower seeds to local residents, and a brand new BMX is on offer for the best photo of the flowers when they’ve grown.

A bunch of anonymous guerrilla gardeners will be planting seeds on Wednesday 23 April at 2pm on land in Hollington at Catsfield Close TN38 9AJ, in the company of Hastings’ Mayor, Councillor Alan Roberts. Local residents have been preparing the semi derelict site by removing rubbish and raking the soil.

Residents of Hastings and St Leonards can collect free seed packets from the Trust’s office at 34 Robertson Street TN34 1HT and get the place a bit wilder.

“All the species in the seed mix are native perennial wild-flowers,” says Trust Chair Nick Wates, “and we know how environment friendly local people are. Everyone can find a space to plant seeds and at most they need a rake to do it. It’s a way for everyone to be involved in environmental improvement.”

Wild-flower seeds

The species in the seed mix are:

Ox-eye daisy, Musk Mallow, Belony, Wild Carrot, Lady’s Bedstraw, Ribwort Plantain, Field Scabious, Cowslip, and Yellow Rattle

The Hastings Trust is a local charity that has a 25 year history of improvements in the area. It nearly closed last year, but thanks to determined voluntary effort and help, its future has been secured.

For further details, phone Jon Aldenton on 07970 265966.

Posted 16:58 Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 In: Green Times

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