Making a difference with the Bulb Bonanza – by Chris Parapia

Making A Difference

Saturday 27th October was “Making a Difference Day” coordinated by CSV nationwide.

The Friends of Parkinson’s park really made a big difference to how the park will look in the future by planting 500 Tete a Tete daffodil bulbs kindly donated by the Groundwork Trust in Leeds.

We had an excellent turnout of volunteers including 5 young volunteers all of whom got “dug” in to make the morning such a success.  Special thanks to Jessica, sister Katie , Sophie May  and Katie and William  seen wearing the ” Make a Difference” t shirts. We had a new and unusual volunteer this week, Grace a beautiful chicken belonging to Katie and William.

The area around the tree saplings was raked and then all the bulbs scattered and planted to make for a natural effect.

Many hands make light work and within the hour they were all in. Cant wait to see them in flower next spring.

In addition to the planting four horse chestnut tree saplings and two  oak saplings donated by Tom were planted. The Horse Chestnut Saplings were very carefully grown from the original now dead Horse Chestnut at the farm entrance to the park by Gina Hillyard who used to live locally but has now moved away, so they have now found their rightful home. Many thanks to Gina for her perseverance and for making a special trip to bring them back to Guiseley. Special thanks to Sue for litter picking and to Barbara for more stalwart painting.

About Jennifer Inskip Kirkby

Director and Vice Chair of Friends of Parkinson's Park CIC, Chair of Aireborough Neighbourhood Forum and Facilitator of Inskip One-Name Study. Has a degree in Local History (University of Cambridge), and Economics (University of Leeds). Now retired after a career as a Business Analyst and Advisor.
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