The Friends of Hamworthy Park was recently joined by a group from the Federation of Hamworthy Primary Schools to help with the reseeding of the wildflower beds behind the flood bank.
The activity was a success, and the children had a lot of fun while doing it. Stan and Marilyn had made seed shakers from old yogurt pots, and the children used these to shake the seeds into the newly dug beds. After the seeds had been scattered, they were given a good watering to encourage growth.
The group then went to investigate the third wildflower bed that had been planted before the pandemic, and they found that it was thriving. The children were excited to see that the flowerbeds had become a haven for all kinds of wildlife, including beetles and ladybirds.
It’s great to know that the flowerbeds have become a haven for all kinds of wildlife. Well done everyone!
This project is just one of the many initiatives that the Friends of Hamworthy Park have undertaken to improve and maintain the park. We have put new benches in the copses so people can sit in the shade, installed a new play trail around the paddling pool, and continued to maintain the park flower beds, particularly by the park cafe. The park remains a popular destination for families, friends, and nature lovers.