Springing into action
PUPILS are already looking forward to the warmer weather by planting bulbs for the Spring.
Youngsters at Birch Hill Primary School took up an offer of bulbs from the Landscape Forum at Bracknell Forest Homes (BFH) housing association and have planted some at the school in Leppington.
Headteacher Alan Harding said: "It was great fun for the children to come out and plant the bulbs. We can all look forward to the added colour from the bulbs next Spring, knowing that we helped plant them."
The housing association has planted 300,000 crocus, narcissi, snowdrop and jonquil bulbs across the borough, as part of its efforts for the International Year of Biodiversity this year, supported by the United Nations.
BFH has also introduced new landscaping in Priestwood, Bullbrook, Great Hollands and Sandhurst, choosing plants that require less water and that provide pollen for bees and other insects.
Caroline Titley, BFH's chief executive, said: "Our landscaping team has been working tremendously hard and added great new landscapes all round the borough using innovative plantings, which mimic styles that are being pioneered in Europe and in some gardens in the UK including Royal Horticultural Grounds at Wisley. We have also been working with customers to find plantings that appeal and our team has used modern techniques so the plantings are sustainable."
Other estate improvements completed this year include new signs and parking spaces. To join the Landscape Forum and have a say on the housing association's landscaping, see www.bracknellforesthomes.org.uk or call freephone 0800 692 3000.
This article appeared in Bracknell News 18 Nov 10