Pinner residents came together this winter to transform their street by planting more than 1,000 daffodil bulbs.
Koki Sivarajah, of Highfield Avenue, orchestrated the planting, with the aim of brightening the neighbours’ shared environment and bringing people together.
Koki said: “Many residents, like me, are friendly and like socialising with our neighbours but are utterly time-poor. Hence, it has been difficult to progress beyond friendly ‘hi’ and ‘how are you’ when we see each other. I thought that daffodil planting would be a perfect excuse to bring everyone together.”
After a leaflet campaign corralled the troops, Koki was overwhelmed with the response from his neighbours. Fifteen volunteers across seven households took part in the initiative, and despite the cold winter weather, the team managed to plant almost 1,500 daffodils.
Koki said: “We were not going to let the snow spoil the moment. So, we went ahead with our planting plan. It was a jolly few hours of getting to know each other and then straight to digging; I must admit the time flew by quickly. We covered a section of the street and have vowed to complete the remaining section.
“After all, we all want a friendlier, greener and prettier Pinner; I know Highfield Avenue would hooray to that message!”