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Volunteers rally to give nature 'a helping hand'

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Volunteers in Eden valley are rallying together to carry out a two-year planting programme to re-establish the Woodland Burial Area.

The Eden District Council Bereavement Services and Friends of Alston Cemetery Group will plant two types of wild flowers, to re-develop meadow grasses and attract bees and butterflies to the area.

The first type being the 'meadow collection' including:

  • Ox Eye Daisy
  • Birdsfoot Trefoil
  • Lady’s Bedstraw

The second type including:

  • Primrose
  • Dog Violets
  • Rock rose

Around 200 little plants are expected to be planted, enhancing the wild flower population and also in the hopes of increasing interest to the area.