‘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!
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.
The variety and colours are stunning and they give every sign of growing on through the season:
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!
This website is honoured to have twice won the coveted Barry Cruse Trophy for 'Best Website' in the South West in Bloom regional competition.
We were awarded the trophy in 2010 and 2013.