the original site had a large population of slow worms, which were disturbed after being moved by the council. The new residents, thinking they were snakes, killed a lot of them. Thankfully, thanks to the new homes that have been provided for them in the garden, they are on the way back. Here are an adult & a baby in their new habitats.
A great variety of wild-life habitats are provided in the garden to attract bees, butterflies , ladybirds and any other creepy-crawlies that may be in need of a home, all are welcome. The pile of twigs & logs have pollen sponges put onto them, and are a magnet to butterflies. There is a very well worn foxes track too.
The centre of the garden is very bumpy & uneven, due to all the rubble the builders dumped there. As a result, the soil is very poor. Gina put on her thinking cap and decided to create a wild flower garden, so she has planted a lot of wild flower seeds. The bramble has also been left undisturbed, as a lot of birds & insects like that.
I have been invited back in the summer to take the photos again, to see the changes that have occurred, that will be good.
The allotments are situated in Crescent Road, Dagenham (off Frizlands Lane). Ask Gina about them, she is pleased to discuss them with everybody.