WHEN guerrilla gardener Eryk Rose spotted an old park that needed sprucing up, he sprang into action.
The Portsea resident grew some plants and vegetables in the ground off York Place, Portsea, and was amazed to find when he came back a short while later that no one had taken them away. Now four months on, Eryk, 23, has enlisted the help of the rest of the community in turning the land into a thriving garden. Portsmouth City Council recently gave the land Community Garden status, which means anyone from the city can come and plant things.
Eryk, who works as a computer engineer, said: ‘It’s taken off. The place looks great and we hope to plant even more when spring comes round again.’