No Friday Tidy on June 7!
Holiday and work commitments mean that we will not be having our usual Friday Tidy – but we will try to fit in a Tidy on another day. Watch this space!
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!
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!
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!
For your diary – St Peter’s is hosting a health, wellbeing and jobs event next week.
• Age UK
• Ameliorate Recruitment
• Autism & ADHD
• Babergh Housing
• Citizen’s Advice
• Community Action Suffolk (Good Neighbour Scheme)
• Community Action Suffolk (Volunteer Suffolk)
• Department for Work & Pensions
• Early Help Team
• Exploring You
• Go-Start Community Transport
• Greenfields Housing
• Greenlight Trust
• Health Foods for You
• Home Start
• Inspire Suffolk
• Jon Adkin (specialist mental health hypnotherapist)
• Lavenham Blue
• Leading Lives
• Love Your Community Sudbury
• Mill Hotel
• One Life Suffolk
• Our Special Friends
• Realise Futures
• Recovery College
• Sharing Parenting
• St. Peter’s Church Volunteer Coordinator
• Suffolk Parent Carer Network
• Sudbury Hive
• Suffolk Police
• Suffolk User Forum
• Swan Lavenham
• TCHC (training for young people)
• The Befriending Scheme
• Torque Bikes
• Town Council Services
• Wellbeing Service
• West Suffolk College
Thank you to everyone who managed to tear themselves away from the buzz at St Peter’s and came over to say hello at the Town Hall – and a very warm welcome to all those who picked up a card, and are visiting our blog for the first time.
We are a small group who aim to make Sudbury greener, using sustainable planting in areas that have been slightly neglected in the past. If you scroll down (or perhaps go to the beginning of the blog and work your way forwards) you will see a little bit more about the sorts of things we’ve been doing over the past five years. You will also find information there about other groups and individuals around town who are trying to make a difference by planting up forgotten corners or picking up litter.
We meet on the first Friday of the month at one of our sites in town. By clicking on the ‘follow’ button (near the bottom on the right) you will receive the blog post by email, letting you know where to meet, and about any other events we think might interest you. We will not bombard you with emails (usually only one a month) and we never share your information with anyone else. Of course, you can also just check in every so often to see what we’re doing.
At our last Friday Tidy we were heartened to see that the buds are coming out on the fruit bushes and trees at the Quay car park garden – they have all survived!
Our next task is to clear the wildflower bed at the Kingfisher car park, and refill with even more nectar-rich plants – pollinators need our help!
Pollinators: decline in numbers
There is evidence that bees and other pollinator populations are less healthy and abundant than they have been. If action is not taken, pollinator declines will have serious implications for food production and the ornamental garden, since many plants rely on bees and other insects, such as hoverflies to transfer pollen from one flower to another in order to set fruits and seeds.
You can read the rest of this RHS article by clicking here.
If you can use a trowel, secateurs, a fork or a spade, do join us! You need not ‘sign up’, just turn up for half an hour or a couple of hours – we would be delighted to see you!