Volunteers needed for Autumn wildflower planting and maintenance at Homerton Station

This autumn Friends of Homerton Station are planning some improvements to the wildflower meadows.Although we’re really proud of what we’ve achieved overall, for various reasons the wildflower meadows at the top of the eastbound embankment haven’t been quite as successful as elsewhere.In short, partly because of disturbance during 2011 engineering works, we’ve ended up with a lot more grass than wildflowers immediately behind the railings. So we’re planning to remove the top soil, replace it with chippings, and replant with a selection of low-growing wildflowers.We could really use some volunteers to help on the following dates:Sunday 6th November – any time that suits you – litter collection/tidy up (2 volunteers please).Sunday 13th November – 10am-2pm – trimming back the wildflower meadows, and removing clippings, as part of our usual annual maintenance (3-4 volunteers). Led by John Little, so plenty of opportunity to learn more about individual wildflowers (and maybe do a spot of weed identification). Lunch afterwards.Sunday 20th November – 10am-3pm – removing top soil from the embankment on the eastbound side, replacing it with chippings, and replanting with a selection of wildflower plug plants and seeds (5-6 volunteers). Also led by John. Lunch provided.If you are interested in lending a hand on any of those dates please contact Sue at friendsofhomerton@hotmail.co.uk.