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Posted by JeanKerrigan, Monday 17th December, 2012

Spring surprise in store for Windmill Gardens

Group of 6 volunteers by windmill

Last Saturday another 1,000 bulbs were planted in Windmill Gardens. Added to the bulbs we planted a year ago this should provide a wonderful display of colour next year.

Visitors to Brixton Windmill in the spring will be greeted by a swathe of deep purple crocuses mixed with a paler mauve striped variety called Pickwick as they enter the gardens. All along the fence to their left as they walk up to Brixton Windmill delicate Paper Moon narcissi will edge the path, and ahead of them at the foot of the brick boundary wall there should be a riot of white snowdrops, purple crocuses, and blue grape hyacinths in a sea of white and yellow narcissi.

Thanks go to the team of green-fingered Friends from FoWG’s Park Group who worked hard all last Saturday morning to plant the spring bulbs that had been generously donated by Taylors Bulbs via the Metropolitan Public Gardens Association.

FoWG's Park Group have lots of plans for improving Windmill Gardens and will be meeting again early in 2013 to spruce up the herb bed.

They also plan to sow another patch of wheat so that next summer visitors can see heritage wheat growing again beside Brixton Windmill.

If you would like to join in these gardening activities just email info@brixtonwindmill.org.uk Please put “Park Group” in the subject line and we will send you details of all our future gardening activities.