ALMOST three million people have taken up gardening as a pastime since the start of the pandemic.

And, to further encourage it, housebuilder Barratt London has donated 150 ‘seed bombs’ to pupils at East Acton Primary School, close to its Western Circus development. 

‘Seed bombs’, also known as guerrilla gardening or seed balls, are a natural technique to create a mini-meadow of flowers.

Each seed bomb is a tiny individual eco-system, encased in sustainable compost to protect the native wildflower seeds from predators such as birds and ants. 

Valerie Widdowson, Year 3 teacher at East Acton Primary, said: “This donation is an exciting new way to enhance the natural beauty in our school gardens.”