Eastfield Park 'Autumn Tidy-up' 2011

Over the two days, an estimated 94 hours of effort was put into work within the Park itself.  Groundwork Northamptonshire contributed around 53% of the total effort within the Park.

Apart from collecting eight bags of litter, work mainly concentrated on completing restoration work on the rock garden that once formed part of the ornamental grounds of Weston Favell House.  The work included further removal of weeds and undergrowth, exposing rocks that had become covered with soil and recovering rocks from the pond and replacing them on the rockery.  The southernmost third of the rockery was almost completely reconstructed during this work.

The rockery soil on the middle and northernmost thirds of the rock garden was improved with the addition of 180 litres of general purpose compost purchased by FoEP.  A barrow load of ‘home made’ compost produced on site from green waste generated by our previous activities was also mixed into the rockery soil.  A further 60 litres of purchased compost was mixed with 25 kg sharp sand and a small amount of slow release fertilizer and used for planting.

Planting was carried out using mostly wild flowers that should survive on the semi-shaded slope of the garden with minimum maintenance.  The plants consisted of 50 wild daffodil bulbs (Narcissus pseudonarcissus), 50 wood anemone rhizomes (Anemone nemorosa) and 50 primrose plugs (Primula vulgaris) purchased by FoEP and a few cyclamen (Cyclamen hederifolium) seedlings provided by a member.  The plants were placed mainly in the middle and northernmost thirds of the rock garden although some primroses were planted in the southernmost section.

Additionally, emergent vegetation was removed from the pond margin adjacent to the rock garden and a quantity of silt transferred to the bank.  This area was then planted with marsh marigolds (Caltha palustris) and water forget-me-nots (Myosotis scorpioides).

Now that the restoration of this rock garden is almost complete it is proposed that it should be called ‘The Crescent Rock Garden’


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Past Events

  • Sat 13 Jul 2019
    Love Parks Week: Clean-up in Eastfield Park
  • Sat 06 Apr 2019
    Eastfield Park 'Spring Clean' 2019
  • Sat 29 Sep 2018
    Eastfield Park - Short Autumn Tidy-up (2018)
  • Sat 21 Apr 2018
    Spring Clean in Eastfield Park 2018
  • Sat 03 Mar 2018
    Spring Clean in Eastfield Park - Cancelled
  • Sat 09 Sep 2017
    Eastfield Park: Short Autumn 'Tidy-up' 2017
  • Sat 04 Mar 2017
    Spring Clean Eastfield Park 2017
  • Sat 15 Oct 2016
    Autumn Enhancement of Eastfield Park 2016
  • Sun 06 Mar 2016
    Clean for the Queen: Eastfield Park, Northampton - 2
  • Sat 05 Mar 2016
    Clean for the Queen: Eastfield Park, Northampton - 1
  • Sat 03 Oct 2015
    Eastfield Park Autumn Tidy-up 2015
  • Sat 25 Apr 2015
    'Spring Clean' 2015
  • Fri 30 May 2014
    SPRING 14 Litter Picking 08
  • Fri 16 May 2014
    SPRING 14 Litter Picking 07
  • Fri 02 May 2014
    SPRING 14 Litter Picking 06
  • Thu 17 Apr 2014
    SPRING 14 Litter Picking 05
  • Fri 04 Apr 2014
    SPRING 14 Litter Picking 04
  • Thu 20 Mar 2014
    SPRING 14 Litter Picking 03
  • Fri 07 Mar 2014
    SPRING 14 Litter Picking 02
  • Fri 21 Feb 2014
    SPRING 14 Litter Picking 01
  • Fri 29 Nov 2013
    Extra litter picks in November 2013
  • Sat 12 Oct 2013
    Autumn Tidy-up 2013
  • Fri 30 Nov 2012
    Away With Litter 10: Last litter picking event in the FoEP 'Away With Litter' campaign!
  • Sat 24 Nov 2012
    Away With Litter 9
  • Sun 18 Nov 2012
    Away With Litter 8
  • Mon 12 Nov 2012
    Away With Litter 7
  • Tue 06 Nov 2012
    Away With Litter 6
  • Wed 31 Oct 2012
    Away With Litter 5
  • Thu 25 Oct 2012
    Away With Litter 4
  • Fri 19 Oct 2012
    Away With Litter 3
  • Sat 13 Oct 2012
    Away With Litter 2: Autumn Tidy-up of Eastfield Park
  • Sat 06 Oct 2012
    Away With Litter 1
  • Sat 24 Mar 2012
    Spring Clean 2012
  • Sat 08 Oct 2011
    Eastfield Park 'Autumn Tidy-up' 2011
  • Sat 19 Mar 2011
    Eastfield Park 'Spring Clean' 2011

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