Greening up Grey Britain Community Award

November 2017 Planting Day

A planting session was arranged on November 9th for the Greening up grey Britain award from the RHS.   We successfully planted all the selected plants including evergreen variegated ivy or winter colour with honeysuckles and clematis for summer colour and nectar rich flowers attracting pollinating insects. Matthew Barry , our keen yr 8 member of the Green force team showed brilliant resilience in preparing the soil and excellent team work supporting Mrs. Otto with help from the community allotment team. Many thanks also to Hillier Nurseries for the free delivery of plants and materials and to the Men’s shed team for construction of the screening.

Future plans include under planting the screening with bulbs and nectar rich flowers to improve the diversity of the area.

Groups involved

Romsey School Community allotment   ( The Romsey Plotters)

Romsey school Gardening and Environmental group (Green Force )



Ornamental area in need of redeveloping and control of perennials weeds

Lay out of new plots and established fruit area
and potting area with plant centre ( to be developed ) in the background.
Wild life hedge with Menshed site (to be developed behind)

View showing  new shed development  and compost area. Green Force planters in front

New wild flower area recently planted by Green Force including FoE bee garden seedlings , Kew seeds and Green Grey Britain seeds.

Green force planters some requiring planting out including Woodland native hedging.