…and another thing!

Three posts in one day? Only because we wanted to share the pictures taken today by another of our team when she was down at the Quay doing her own Friday Tidy there.

Apparently there are very few sunflowers this year, but lots of poppies and alpine strawberries, as well as the fruit trees and bushes. All of the rain we’ve had has not stopped the soil turning to dust now that the sun is out, but it’s all still looking good.

Ta dah!

Well, if we do say so ourselves, even a last minute Friday Tidy can achieve a lot. Our new ‘pollinator’ bed (previously a wildflower bed) had been cleared ready for planting – but all the rain, and now the sunshine, meant that when we went along today we had to clear it all again!

Once cleared we added in some fresh compost, and started planting up. First one in…!

So far, we have planted sedums, marigolds, pasque flowers, verbena bonariensus, wallflowers, cerinthe, nicotiana and more. We will add more plants later to fill the space and try to ensure colour, interest (and nectar) year round.

Even as we were planting, the pollinators were buzzing around.

A particular thank you to John, who came along at such short notice – we’d have struggled to get quite as much done without you!

Friday Tidy in July!

Apologies for the last minute reminder – the sunshine has clearly frazzled my brain!

Today’s Friday Tidy, at the Kingfisher, is all about weeding the pollinator bed, and then doing some planting. If you can come along, please do – we’ll be there 10:00 – 12:00.

Quay Plant Fair Market Hill…

Hello to everyone who braved the chill wind on Monday and made it down to the plant fair. We had a great time meeting old friends and having lovely ‘green’ conversations with new folk. If you took one of our cards, we hope you’ve had a look through the blog to find out what we’ve been doing.

We were delighted to sell most of our plants – all of which were home-grown. Every single penny raised goes towards buying new plants to make Sudbury greener. Thank you!

Do come and join us for one of our Friday Tidy meet-ups, if you have the time!

Going, going, gone…

Yesterday’s Friday Tidy was all about preparation after our wildflower bed at the Kingfisher had got slightly out of hand. With some wildflowers and grasses doing much better than others and beginning to dominate the bed, we were starting to lose the healthy diversity, the colour and the interest we had aimed for. Such is life!

So, as mentioned before, we’ve made the decision to change the bed to make it even more pollinator friendly, and to try to make it much more interesting and colourful all year round. In the next month we will rejuvenate the soil, and begin planting. Watch this space!

Going…

Going…

Gone!

Friday Tidy in May… can you dig it?!

Join us at 10:00 on the first Friday of the month for our…

Friday Tidy!

dscf7963 Meet on 3 May at the Kingfisher.

We plan to dig out the old wildflower bed, and get it ready for planting up with nectar rich plants for bugs, bees and butterflies. New faces always welcome – just come along ready for some gardening!