We were delighted to partner with Heart of Newhaven yesterday to do some work to a greenspace outside the David Lloyd Centre, Newhaven. The area is a bit of mown grass that you might have easily ignored in the past, though it showed some signs of life with daisy, dandelion, cat’s ear and trefoil growing if left to it’s own devices.
Yesterday a group of local residents and David Lloyd staff helped us to plant more than 50 trees on the site including holly, hawthorn, blackthorn, hazel and goat willow. We also planted some plants that will grow well in the exposed area such as mullein and sea campion. We plan to collaborate again in September time to plant out some more coastal wildflower species which will help brighten up the area further.
We are looking forward to seeing the trees mature; in years to come this will be a great space to walk and to sit and take in the views, with shade from young trees and an array of colourful plants.
Many thanks to Heart of Newhaven and the David LLoyd Centre for their enthusiasm and help.