Gardening Gets Underway !
FOWS volunteers have planted up a new flower bed on the Wigan platform at Walkden station.
Re-using an existing but disused flowerbed next to the entrance stairway wall, FOWS have planted hardy shrubs (holly, pieris, acuba, and lavender), winter flowers (pansies and cyclamen), and spring-flowering bluebells and summer-flowering crocosmia and daisies.
FOWS wish to thank Salford City Council for the community grant which has funded the soil, compost and many of the plants (with the remainder donated by FOWS members).
FOWS also plan to renovate the disused flower bed on the Manchester platform, and – if we are successful in getting the platform barrier moved back – will seek to include some garden features in the extended length of platform.
If you are able to donate any plants for future works, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org