Planting the seed for a colourful Barney
FRIENDS who are planning to create a wild flower area in Barnard Castle to bring colour to the top of town have been given boxes of heritage seeds for the project.
Allen Jenkins and Barry Parker planted thousands of daffodil bulbs along a wall at High Riggs to provide a colourful welcome to the town and featured in the Teesdale Mercury.
Mr Jenkins said “After the story went out, a lady came into the shop and donated two boxes of Kew Gardens heritage seeds for us to do the job, which is lovely.”
Plans for the meadow area are on hold until a new bench is installed by Marwood Parish Council.
Volunteers from the council prepared the groundwork for the bench last weekend.
Mr Jenkins added: “As well as the wildflowers I have thought about putting in some tulip bulbs, but that won’t be until next year.”