Posts tagged flowers

Last of the Summer Sunshine?

It’s late September and there’s plenty of evidence

that autumn has now arrived on

Greenstead Slopes and in Ghost Woods…

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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!

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(As are these hyacinths).

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Beautiful Bulbs…

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It seems that the crocus bulbs,

which we planted recently,

are now beginning to flower.

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What a lovely sight.

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It’s good to know

that they’ll flower

year after year.

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We hope that you all

enjoy them

as much as we do.

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

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We’re In The Press…!!

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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
THANK YOU
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

and

The KTGC Team!!!

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Saturday 10th October..

Some of us might not have much

to leave to our children,

or our grandchildren,

so why not help us to

LEAVE A LEGACY

The gift of

a wonderful space full of flowers

for future generations to enjoy…

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PLANTING AND PICNIC DAY

Saturday 10th October

Supported by CBC & Colchester in Bloom

ON GREENSTEAD SLOPES

10am – 3pm

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

Meet Alyssum Walk – on Greenstead Slope Field

Opposite Green BT Telephone Box

Please come and help

Even if you can only manage 1 hour

Bring equipment & plants

Or just bring yourself & a picnic

Contact keepthegreenclean@gmail.com

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November 1st…

Autumn has arrived although the sun is out

the sky is blue and the temperature

is lovely and mild.

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Ghost Wood is covered with a thick

blanket of fallen leaves.

There’s still plenty of flora and fauna around

for those with an interest in birds, fungi, squirrels

and seasonal flowers.

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