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Spring Has Sprung…

… on Greenstead Slopes!

A very big THANK YOU

to everyone who helped

to plant the spring bulbs.

As you can see

the crocuses are fabulous!


(As are these hyacinths).
















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Beautiful Bulbs…


It seems that the crocus bulbs,

which we planted recently,

are now beginning to flower.


What a lovely sight.


It’s good to know

that they’ll flower

year after year.


We hope that you all

enjoy them

as much as we do.



We can’t wait for the daffodils to all come out!


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Almost 2016…

It appears to be yet another mild winter.

I’m amazed at the number of bulbs we planted recently

that have already started to poke through the soil.

I just hope we don’t now get a cold snap that could damage them.



There’s plenty of bird activity in Ghost Wood

and the absence of leaves on most of the trees makes it easy

to spot all of the different feathery things

which are creating such a racket above your head.




The slopes are extremely muddy,

especially at the bottom end as you might expect.

Waterproof footwear is fairly essential for walks there at this time of year.


Happy New Year.

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We’re In The Press…!!


Article in the Colchester Gazette:

Gazette Article

“GREEN-FINGERED volunteers turned out in force to chip in with a planting project to spruce up a community space.

More than 35 people got their hands dirty to help with the Keep the Green Clean scheme, set up to keep the Greenstead green area in good shape.

On Saturday morning they planted 2,000 daffodils, as well as hundreds of bulbs and flower seeds.

One of the organisers Allan Walker said: “The Keep the Green Clean project was set up five years ago to clean up the dog mess and fly tipping which was ruining the green.

“Since then it has really developed and now we are able to do other things and go over and beyond to make sure it looks good for the community.

“We had an excellent turnout, and a real mixture of locals and people from further afield.

“There were people from the community, councillors and members from the church, including two people from Canada.

“Hopefully it will look really good. We’ll know in a few months time when the flowers start to come through, and we want to get all the volunteers back to see the fruits of their labours then.”

Last month the Keep the Green Clean scheme won an award for best community project 2015, handed out by Colchester in Bloom.

Organisers want to make the planting session an annual event”.

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Turning a Space into a Place…

A very big
to everyone who came along to our
Planting Day

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The morning began

with blue and yellow plastic bags

filled with bulbs

dotted about the place…

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Then the volunteers set about digging holes
and planting crocuses, snowdrops and daffodils.

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Volunteers worked hard with the planting
before having a well-earned
tea break (with biscuits!)

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Local Counsellors Tim Young & Dave Harris
came fully prepared with strimmers and spades.

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Bulbs and wild flowers were planted
around trees and along the edge of the slopes.

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It was lovely to see local families

getting involved, helping out.

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What did we plant?
1000 Crocuses
1060 Daffodils
200  Snowdrops
300  Wildflower plugs

This Planting Day has been a huge success

due to the hard work of a small but dedicated

team of volunteers.

We could not have done this without you!

Special thanks go to:

Colchester Borough Council

Colchester in Bloom

Cllrs Dave Harris & Tim Young

Emma and The Community Payback Team

Anglia Bulb Company


The KTGC Team!!!

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