As part of our goals to improve the look and the overall wellbeing of residents in Weaverham we have started a program of intensive bulb planting throughout the village. Our initial efforts have been focused on the entrance to Weaverham from the Hartford end of the village.In November 2019, 65 metres of mixed spring bulbs on either side of Northwich Road up to the old ICI railway bridge.
The bulbs consist of a mixture of early flowering yellow narcissi, late flowering white narcissi, cammassia and purple allium. The bulbs will flower continuously from February until June. The flowers provide extra biodiversity with food for bees, butterflies and other insects.
We would like to thank John Taylor from Weaverham Parish Council for his kind words of Congratulations for how well the 1st season has gone with the bulbs on Northwich Rd.
This followed up with members of the Trust planting 500 daffodil bulbs in Bottom Pitch Meadow to hopefully help bring even more pleasure to residents and visitors who use the space.
The bulbs were purchased with money received from the Co-op Community Fund where members of the Co-op selected the Weaverham Trust to receive a donation equivalent to 1% of their purchases from the Co-op. The Trust used some of their own funds too. It is proposed to do further plantings in future years as more funds become available. Obviously as a charity our funds are limited and we are reliant on the generosity of our supporters. We are always looking for different opportunities to fund this work as intensive bulb planting doesn’t come cheap so if you would like to donate to support this or sponsor a spot as a business get in touch. We are also looking at ways to fund raise future planting projects so if you would like to help these fund raising efforts either by organising a fundraiser or just willing to be on our supporters list for fundraisers we organise ourselves, again please do get in touch. We would love to hear from you!