Volunteers dig deep to help with planting at Wellingborough community centre

Volunteers got stuck in with another planting day at Glamis Hall in Wellingborough.

Friday, 18th March 2016, 11:49 am
Updated Friday, 18th March 2016, 11:52 am
Volunteers helping out with the planting day at Glamis Hall in Wellingborough

The team of volunteers gave up their time last Saturday to put in a range of different plants around the site on the Queensway estate.

Graham Campbell from the Glamis Hall for All committe said: “We had another successful day on Saturday.

“Many volunteers gave up their time to help us with the kind donation from the Woodland Trust.

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“We had 420 Wild Harvest hedging plants, including hazel, blackthorn, crab apple, dog rose and elder.

“Eventually these will bear fruit and nuts that can be used to make produce such as sloe gin, crab apple jelly, elderflower cordial or wine, dog rose syrup, and we will have our own supply of hazelnuts.

“We started to plant some snowdrops around the hedging and will be putting more in over the next few weeks while they are ‘in the green’.

“We hope to introduce more natural planting around the perimeter in the coming months

“On the day, Glamis Hall staff, trustees and volunteers were helped by Wellingborough Homes’ staff, residents and their children, and not forgetting Pedro the dog.

“Many tools were kindly supplied by the Friends of Croyland Gardens and the Lost Zoo and in return, the leftover plants will go to Croyland Gardens to add to their stock.

“An excellent example of joined-up working by various organisations in the town.”

To thank the volunteers for their help, everyone was treated to some homemade soup and bread provided by the Glamis Hall chef Lloyd.

For more information about Glamis Hall and the services it offers, go to www.glamishall.org.uk.