Category Archives: Wildlife

Greening Grey Castleton

‘Greening Grey Britain’ is one of the themes of Britain in Bloom this year.

We’ve been doing just that with the Castleton Wildflower Garden. This was once a derelict plot of land surrounding an electricity sub-station which we have been converting into a bee and butterfly garden.

Neighbours William and Richard were hard at work today clearing up the overgrowth and weeds left over from last year:

Watch this space you insects!

Castleton Blooms Again

Our adopt-a-plotters at the Castleton Sub-station garden have surpassed themselves again this year. The seeds that they planted in May are blooming profusely and the colours and variety are a welcome improvement on last year.

Castleton Sub-station wildflower garden

The variety and colours are stunning and they give every sign of growing on through the season:

Castleton Sub-station wildflower garden


Castleton Sub-station wildflower garden

The flowers in the garden are chosen to be attractive to butterflies and bees and the insects have been buzzing and fluttering as never before:




Well done to this hard-working group of neighbours who have transformed this corner of our town!