The Plant and Seed exchange in the Community Hub. This looks like becoming a regular FOBS event as it proved such a success.
The FOBS gardening team consisting of Angela Harris (Head of Gardening), Wendy Everest and Linda Gwynne, are a group of volunteers. They are keen to improve the ambience of Bishopstone station with plants and flowers and have installed new planters along the front of the main station building as well as on the platform. They have adopted a narrow stip of ground that runs down beside the path between the station and the caravan park which was neglected and full of weeds and grass. The intention is to turn it into an attractive wild flower bed with new plants, seeds and bulbs. With the help of a local self employed gardener, Darren Ferris, they cleared all the weeds and planted 15 lavender plants the he generously donated to the project. They were also helped at a later date by Miriam from Greenhavens to plant foxgloves. the idea is to continue the “bee corridor that runs from Newhaven to Seaford. It is also hoped that they can gain access to the opposite platform, currently inaccessible, to tidy that up and introduce planters and other features to improve the look of the station. However, that is subject to negotiation with Network Rail.
Linda Gwynne, Angela Harris and Wendy Everest
Darren Ferris helping Angela Harris and Linda Qwynne to clear all the grass and weeds from the adopted strip. Miriam from Greenhavens between Linda Gwynne and Wendy Everest in the upper photo.