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Willow tributes add to floral crowning glory

By Leslie Mitchell

AS PART of the Coronation celebrations for King Charles III and Queen Camilla, the volunteers of the Willow Welly and Wellbeing Group proudly welcomed the public to see what they are achieving in this new venture.

Despite a rainy start on Bank Holiday Monday, the weather improved and visitors of all ages enjoyed the spread of home baking and refreshments and a look at the newly planted vegetables and herbs raised beds as well as the flower  border, newly planted tree , including a willow  and a wild flower meadow.

Many were given their first look at a wormery  (orange and black construction) in one of the attached photos.

The present Deputy Mayor of Gosport, Councillor Martin Pepper, and his wife Susan attended ahead of the Mayor-making ceremony later this week [Wednesday morning at Gosport’s Thorngate Halls].

This young garden, adjacent to Forton Road Medical Centre, is very much a work in progress and is being created  by volunteers who meet  every Thursday between 10am and noon and on the second Sunday of the month at the same time.

PICTURED: Scenes from the Willow garden Coronation celebrations in Forton Road on Bank Holiday Monday (May 8) in which the event was part of the Big Help Out voluntary project by the Royal Family