Friday, July 21, 2006

Sowing the seeds of success

[Excerpt from the Stockport Times 20/7/06]
Only a few months ago, activists were scattering seeds for a wildflower meadow which is now a glorious field of knee-high grasses, marigolds, cornflowers and poppies.
Lovers of the outdoors will be able to enjoy the summer by taking advantage of the scenery, just of Old Hall Rd.
Paula Isherwood said: "We are delighted to say that, although we have a few bald patches, it's looking beautiful."
April's seeding followed the digging of the ponds in March, funded by the Environment Agency and the council, and worked on by many of the 90 members of Gatley Carrs Conservation Group.
The former swampland site has also been assisted by the Lottery's Awards For All programme and is likely to need similar attention in another 10 years.