by Debbie Smith, Bassett Green Road

Since my article in the summer Newsletter, Swaythling Councillor Matthew Bunday, Ray George and myself have had an on-site meeting with Ian Bailey, the City Council’s Engagement Officer, Education, Environment and Ecology. He now has the permissions. The meeting was to firm up on the plan for the Bassett Green Road verge between No. 2 Leaside Way and No. 51 Bassett Green Road. He was keen that we did not bite off more than we can chew. So the plan is to take out a spade-width strip of turf. The turf removed will be placed upside down beside the strip. In the strip and on top of the upside down turf, we will plant a native meadow seed mixture of 12 wild flowers and 7 grasses. In the area behind the strip, we will plant some perennial wild flowers as plug plants. We propose to plant the strip this autumn and plug plants next spring.

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