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May 18

Meteoric Makeover starts to Materialise…

group-pic-jpegThe Meteoric Makeover, organised by Moseley in Bloom, completed its first phase of the project this weekend (15th, 16th & 17th May) by ensuring that the beds outside the perimeter are fit for the foliage and flowers to flourish in the summer.

Volunteers appeared in their abundance at the Bristol Street Motor’s site on St Mary’s Row on both Saturday and Sunday to ensure that the project got off to a good start. We also had volunteers on Friday to hand to help dig through and load compost which Four Season Nursery donated – ready for use over the weekend. Glenn Fraser was on hand to show what needed to be done with his design masterpeice.

On Saturday, Lewis Hands and his team from Melton Tree Surgeons gave their expertise in trimming back the trees and removing ashes on the Oxford Road side of the site, whilst the remainder of the volunteers concentrated in ensuring the beds on Wake Green Road would be suitable for planting on 6th and 7th June. Trenches were dug and new compost laid to ensure that a good coverage would bloom this summer.

Sunday saw many of the volunteers return along with extra help from others within the local Moseley community with the Elmhurst Dance School Sixth Form students lending a hand to dig through and improve the bedding area on Oxford Road as well as making a start on clearing the forecourts.

All of the 40+ volunteers answered calls from local advertisements in Moseley requesting help over the weekend and gave up their own time in supporting the project. Moseley in Bloom would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved that took part and helped. This ensured that the weekend was fun and enjoyable for all.

It was clear from the general public passing by that this area needs a make over until the time comes when planning permission is approved for the site. This may yet take some time, but since this is a prominent eyesore in Moseley and is on one of the main entry routes into the area, action had to be taken. The public are appreciative of the work that is taking place and now looking forward to what is going to be on display this summer.

Work now continues to plan ahead for the second phase of the Meteoric Makeover project which will include the planting up of the Bristol Street Motors site which will take place on the weekend of 6th and 7th June.

If you would like to volunteer for this, please contact Adam Styler on 07961 434869 or email info@moseleyinbloom.org.uk.