Wildflower project gets under way

The volunteers in West Haddon.
The volunteers in West Haddon.
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On Sunday, February 1 volunteers braved the cold in West Haddon to prepare the ground for the village’s wildflower project. Organised by Kim Hemmings and the first such initiative in West Haddon, the volunteers plan to plant grassy areas with wildflower seeds to create a colourful and wildlife-friendly habitat.

Areas that have been prepared include Atterbury Close, Old Forge Drive and The Green. The seeds will be sown in March with the first flowering expected in June.

The seeds were donated by Daventry District Council as part of their district wide Big Wildflower Project, aiming to create perennial meadows. So far dozens of groups, schools and parish councils have received seed donations. If you would like to volunteer, call Kim on 07932 327234.