Friday Tidy in September…

Join us at 10:00 on the FIRST friday of the month for our…

Friday Tidy!

dscf7963 Meet on 7 September at the Quay (then we’ll move onto the Kingfisher) for some sorting out, fixing up and, of course, weeding. New faces always welcome – just come along ready for some gardening.

The Quay is looking very sunny, even on a grey day, thanks to the sunflowers and Calendula. Come and have a look!

Friday Tidy in August

Our rain dances worked (eventually)!
So, join us at 10:00 on the first Friday of the month for our…

Friday Tidy!

dscf7963 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!

Friday Tidy in July…

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dscf7963 Meet at 10:00 on 6 July at the Quay for some sorting out, fixing up and, of course, weeding. New faces always welcome – just come along ready for some gardening!

Up to date…

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.

Kingfisher wildflowers in mid-May.

Kingfisher wildflowers in late June.

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!

ActivLives June Diary

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.

Friday Tidy in April

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

Friday Tidy!

dscf7963 Meet on 6 April at the Quay Theatre for some sorting out, fixing up and, of course, weeding. New faces always welcome – just come along ready for some gardening!

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.

Friday Tidy in January

Happy New Year!

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

Friday Tidy!

dscf7963 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.

Thursday, Friday, Happy Days!

If you want to get out and about, get some exercise, breathe in some fresh air, and all while doing something useful, there’s lots happening this week.

On Thursday, Dan and team will be down at Belle Vue Park from 10 – 12:30 as usual. On Friday, why not help us here at greenerSudbury do some tidying up (details to follow)? Then on Sunday join Sudbury in Bloom volunteers to plant up some grass verges. See Dan’s message (below) for more information about Sudbury in Bloom, and Belle Vue Park.

“Sudbury In Bloom have arranged some weekend family bulb planting sessions, and the next is on December 3rd from 10.30 to 12.30, at the Mill Hotel. We will have bulbs to donate to schools and organisations so please let me know if your group would like to participate.”

Dan writes, Daffodils are the perfect bulb…. they do really well and over time a patch grows and naturalises. Tulips on the other hand sometimes lose their vigour and become weak.

The yellow is just the right colour for Easter and often falls well with Mother’s Day. That’s why Grow Your Community recommends them in schools as an easy to grow and pick burst of colour. What better way to get over Winter than to be expectant of a Spring full of life.

It’s not too late to plant bulbs – as long as you can dig a hole 3-5 inches (not frozen) and the bulbs are not damaged or squidgy – often shops sell them at half price now.

Remember we’re at Belle Vue Park this Thursday 10am – 12.30 and there will be the usual activities tending the flower beds. Also some repotting of Money plants if you want a new houseplant. Happy as ever to see new faces.

Dan 0755 134 3 135
dan@activlives.org.uk