Volunteers dig in to help halt wildlife decline

Caistor in Bloom volunteers
Caistor in Bloom volunteers

Volunteers from Caistor in Bloom have planted more than 2,000 bulbs to help halt the decline of British wildlife.

As part of the Wild About Gardens Week, organised by the Royal Horticultural Society and The Wildlife Trusts, the volunteers dug in to create a fritillary meadow of 2,000 bulbs and then went on to plant 500 free crocus bulbs at the side of the A46.

“It’s so sad that UK wildlife is in decline, but encouraging to know that people across Britain are doing something about it,” said volunteer Rick Merrall.

“Creating a fritillary meadow will help to enhance the wildlife area around our Jubilee Community Orchard”.

Caistor in Bloom has also just been successful in securing a £500 grant from the Skipton Building Society’s 160 Birthday Award.

The group was one of 160 nationwide to receive an award from the Grassroots Giving initiative out of more than 1,000 applicants.

“We would like to thank everyone who voted for us,” said Deborah Barker from Caistor in Bloom. “We have a lovely certificate and this along with our Britain in Bloom entry this year will certainly raise our profile nationally.”