Bulb planting in Barbican gardens autumn 2015

In all over 50 adults, including Barbican Wildlife Group volunteers and 20 children came to two Sunday morning sessions. In Fann Street on 1 November we sowed thirteen different types of wildflower seeds that will grow into perennial meadow plants, with intriguing names such as Ladies Bedstraw, Vipers’ Bugloss and Meadow Cranesbill. Others planted out spring flowering bulbs such as native bluebells, winter aconite and snowdrops.

Fann Street and all the Barbican Gardens are designated as a Site of Importance for Nature Conservation. The Barbican Wildlife Group look after the Fann Street garden to ensure that the plants and trees provide a diverse and beneficial habitat for insects, birds and invertebrates. But where possible, the planting in all the gardens is selected to provide forage for pollinators and cover and food for birds.