Volunteers have planted 2,500 bulbs to brighten up an Armley grot spot.
Over the past couple of months volunteers from Leeds City Mission have cleared a derelict area of land next to the ‘Mission Room’ in Mistress Lane- near Armley Library and One Stop Shop.
Branches and bushes have been chopped back, rubbish removed and the area cleared.
Several volunteers then set to work planting the bulbs. Hundreds of bluebells have been planted around remaining tress. Snowdrops and daffodils have also been planted on the extensive grassed area.
Some of the bushes and smaller branches were converted into woodchip courtesy of a woodchipping machine. The woodchip was then used for two pathways through the remaining and pruned trees.
Despite colder weather, rain and reducing daylight hours the team have now completed their huge environmental project.
Leeds City Mission Development Worker Andy Dalton said
: “For years this area of land has degenerated into a dumping ground amongst the overgrown vegetation. Next Spring it will be a sea of colour for passing pedestrians on their way to the shops.”
Other volunteers from Leeds City Mission are continuing their renovation activities in the adjoining premises. Early in the new year they hope to complete all building and decoration work. Leeds City Mission will then be able to develop its programmes bringing help and hope to marginalised people in West Leeds.