Brutalist architecture and backdrop to many TV shows and films, this housing estate hosts many beds that are neglected by the council. Some have been tended by the residents, but others need a lot of TLC and a bit of healthy soil added. Growing Green is taking over two beds, and we are hoping to inspire residents to get involved and slowly transform the whole estate into a site of beauty, biodiversity & sustainability.
Any help - financially and hands-on is greatly appreciated.
Update July '23: we are over the moon to receive free plants from the Hampton Court Garden Festival that we can use on the Estate.
Update October '23: we have now planted bulbs and perennials and built a log pile for insects. A bit of patience is required before we can enjoy any flowers. In Winter, we will add small apple trees and fruit shrubs.
We started transforming plot number 1:
A lot of beds are tended by the residents but others need some love and care. Below are a few examples that we would like to bring back to life. Please get in touch if you want to help or donate.
Wild rose shrubs need some hard-pruning, they could be moved to the back of the border and make space for pollinator-friendly perennials at the front.
All this marvellous plot needs are some more sun-loving herbs or perennials to fill the gaps.
Another nice plot that just needs some extras: replacing the grass with some wildflowers for example.