Our rain dances worked (eventually)!
So, join us at 10:00 on the first Friday of the month for our…
Meet on 3 August at the Quay Theatre at 10:00 and around 11:00 at the Kingfisher, for some sorting out, fixing up and, of course, weeding. New faces always welcome – just come along ready for some gardening!
A combination of family events and a broken computer has meant that updates have been few and far between recently – of course, some of you might be happy about that! Nevertheless, how about a quick look back at what we’ve been doing recently?
At the beginning of May we were delighted to take part in the annual Flower Market alongside professional plant growers. It was a glorious sunny day, and the crowds were out in force – a big thank you to those who purchased plants from us and stopped for a chat. Every penny will go back into supporting the work we are doing around town.
In May, we were delighted to see that the fruit trees and bushes we’d planted at the Quay Theatre car park had not only survived the winter but were now sporting blossom, and the tiny alpine strawberries were also flowering.
Now, towards the end of June, the hot weather has been quite challenging – whilst the trees and bushes continue to flourish, there might not be as much fruit as we had hoped for. Meanwhile, there are sunflowers growing, lavender has been planted, and poppies and marigolds add a welcome splash of colour.
Back in May, the Quay seating area overlooking the water was looking resplendent with dozens of beautiful Californian poppies brightening the space.
This week, the colours have changed, and pinks and purples dominate.
We were very pleased to see that many of the plants we originally put in have survived – all thanks to the ongoing efforts of the Quay volunteers who now look after the area! Do pop in and have a look – it’s the most peaceful setting for a little quiet contemplation!
We continue to tend the pots at the back of Roy’s – which are suffering in the heat, but still looking okay. The beds at the Kingfisher leisure centre are also surviving. Although the wildflower bed is probably past its best, the edible bed is filled with plants sturdy enough (in the main) to survive the heat and lack of rainfall.
But look – some escapees have made a home next door! Nature will always find a way!
Finally, a quick reminder that our next Friday Tidy will be on 6 July. Keep a look out for our usual reminder, and do join us if you can!
Dan’s June Dates for your Diary
Wednesday 6th – Town Centre Bedding
For those reading this on Wednesday, Sudbury in Bloom are planting up the town centre this morning and would love any help.
Thursday 7th Belle Vue Park Picnic (Taste of Sudbury Fringe Event) Volunteering Day 10-12 followed by a shared picnic to celebrate the fabulous Food Festive. (BBC Radio Suffolk Interview at 2.40 as well.)
Sunday 10th Taste of Sudbury Food Festival – Town Centre
Monday 11th Volunteer Safari:
10am -12 Sudbury Train Station Gardens and Painting
1pm Siam Gardens – Alkanet tidy up
2.30-5pm Sandringham Court – Convolvulus tidy up.
As always, of course, regular Thursdays in Belle Vue Park….. It’s looking stunning.
This post published on behalf of Dan at ActivLives.
Join us at 10:00 on the first Friday of the month for our…
As well as the usual bits and bobs, this week we plan to make a path through the Quay bed, and put in some wild strawberry plants.
Happy New Year!
Join us at 10:00 on the FIRST Friday of the month for our…
Meet on 5 January, from 10-12:00 at Roy’s Tubs (back entrance to Roy’s, on Great Eastern Road), for some sorting out, fixing up and, of course, weeding. New faces always welcome – just come along ready for some gardening!
If we have time, we will also pop round to the Kingfisher beds.