School: Plan for Yellow Spring at Pond

Daffodil planting at Horsewell Pond Monday 7th Sept 2013

Daffodil planting at Horsewell Pond Monday 7th October 2013

CHILDREN at Hedon Primary School have helped to bring a splash of Spring yellow to nearby Horsewell Pond!

12 children from the school gave a helping hand to plant over 200 daffodil bulbs at the pond. The bulbs will flower next spring bringing a beautiful blaze of colour to the pond area. The pond lies adjacent to the school and can easily be viewed from the playground.

Hedon Town Council's Des Suddaby, Cllr Jim and Sue LindopThe 25kg bag of daffodil bulbs had been provided through the generosity of Hedon Mayor Councillor Jim Lindop and his wife Sue, who along with Hedon Town Council’s works supervisor, Des Suddaby, had been busy digging troughs ready for the bulbs to be planted in.

Amanda Barnett, Alison Lee and Kerrie Whitelam from the school were on hand to supervise and help the children with their planting endeavours.

Earlier this year natural filter beds were constructed at the pond site, and a swale (shallow ditch) was dug out linking Ivy Lane with Market Hill. Wetland plants have been planted on the filter beds and will play their part in the natural process that will clean the water that will be channelled through the swale into the pond. Upon completion of the restoration project, then permanent water should be returned to the pond.

Additional work at the pond is expected to take place next month… and of course expect to see a host of daffodils decorating the area next spring!

Main Photo: The school children with supervising adults (back row, left to right): Kerrie Whitelam, Jim Lindop, Sue Lindop, Amanda Barnett, Alison Lee.

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