Millbrook Lake will be graced by a ‘host of golden daffodils’ next spring.The Daffodil Planting Day at Millbrook Lake on Wednesday 28th September was a great success. Children from Millbrook C of E School and the local Beaver Group planted 1000 bulbs around the lake for everyone to enjoy, as Wordsworth so beautifully put it …
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.
The children enthusiastically got stuck into the planting even though the weather in the afternoon was a bit damp. The daffodils were donated by the Anthony Estate and are part of ‘Get Millbrook Buzzing’, Millbrook’s ongoing project to encourage wildlife to the lake area of the village. In the last year, as well as daffodils, hundreds of wild flowers have been planted around the lake by volunteers and the Millbrook Village Enhancement Team . It has resulted in sightings of Yellow Rattle; a plant rarely seen in previous years.
Susan Dyter, Head Teacher at Millbrook School said“The children had a fabulous time and it is great that they can benefit from being involved with community projects.”The community benefits were also highlighted by Beaver Group leader Rosemary Hancock who said,“The village project is great at producing the obvious – lovely flowers, increased plant and animal life, and appearance. But it is also creating a bonding between people in the village. Well done”.