Glasgow Gurdwara blooms!

A colourful variety of flowers
A colourful variety of flowers

Volunteers from Glasgow Gurdwara and The Hidden Gardens have worked together to plant up the border at the entrance to the Gurdwara. Over a number of weeks, volunteers chose flowers whose colours were significant to the Sikh faith, as well as flowers that promote biodiversity. We want bees and butterflies to enjoy this border, too!

Volunteers choosing which flowers to plant
Volunteers choosing which flowers to plant

The group spent some time thinking about plants that would be significantly blue and yellow, and also thought about plants that would work year-round, with a variety of textures, to make this a visually stimulating border. We went for a mix of annuals and perennials, such as rudbeckia, as well as planting blue crocus and yellow narcissi bulbs which will blossom in the spring.

Volunteers hard at work planting up the border
Volunteers hard at work planting up the border

At the beginning of the project, volunteers from Glasgow Gurdwara and The Hidden Gardens grew blue cornflowers and yellow Californian poppies from seeds in the Glasshouses, and these have now found their home in the border. We snuck a bit of the Gardens in there too! We planted some witch hazel, which features in the Ballet border and the Avenue of Trees.

A bunch of Gurdwara Gardening volunteers have planted themselves into a corner!
Oh no! A bunch of Gurdwara Gardening volunteers have planted themselves into a corner!

The border was planted up by volunteers in time for Diwali, the Festival of Lights.

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