Posts tagged planting

Tree Planting…

A very big
THANK YOU
to everyone who came along
to help plant the new saplings
which were given to us by
The Woodland Trust.

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Despite the grey weather,
and the fact it was Easter weekend,
it was a great turn-out.
So good to see so many
local people getting involved.

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Another big THANK YOU
to the anonymous donor
who paid for the tree protectors
and canes.

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This little copse is adjacent
to Ghost Wood and will
enhance the local area
by adding some colour,
and it will encourage
birds and wildlife.

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It will also provide
a shady area for families
to enjoy picnics,
while still allowing
plenty of green space
for children to run around on.

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The project has the backing of
Colchester Borough Council
and local Counsellors.

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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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Flat As A Pancake…

20150919_102750It’s now mid-September and the council has cut down all of the long grasses

on Greenstead Slopes.

The result means everything now looks very bare, and very flat.

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20150919_10335820150919_103753The woods look quite pretty in the dappled light,

and there’s an abundance of webs wherever you go.

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There’s now not much in the way of colour, other than green,

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Not long now before our Picnic and Planting Day

on October 10th…

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Facebook Event Page…

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PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPHONED

Provisional new date is 10th October 2015 (tbc)

https://www.facebook.com/events/100731316943602/

For anyone interested, there’s now a Facebook Event Page for the

Planting & Picnic Day

10am – 3pm

Greenstead Slopes

Feel free to join in!!

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