A few of us went along to the reserve last Saturday to plant some Spring bulbs, approximately 650 in total.
We had obtained some of the bulbs (mainly daffodils) through the local council and others we bought ourselves. An area had been previously cleared the week before and a tree that had partially come down in the wind was also removed opening up the planting area.
Luckily the ground was quite soft with the recent rain so wasn’t hard to dig into for the bulb planting. The planting is ongoing but in Spring and early Summer next year we should see the colours coming through. A few of the bulbs we planted were:
It will be a beautiful colourful area early next year so cannot wait to see the outcome.
We had a great turn out on Saturday for the work party. Everyone was asked to try and bring a spade or fork as we had an area of the reserve that needing clearing so we could plant bulbs ready for next Spring. There were lots of brambles to contend with but between us we got it cleared and planted. We had a couple of tree roots to dig out and a couple of the volunteers were determined to get them out and looked like they were digging their way to Australia but they succeeded. Other volunteers cleared the paths of the many leaves that had fallen which is a big task alone. All in all a productive and enjoyable morning.
Thank you to everyone who volunteered last Saturday. Great progress was made on the natural fence which surrounds the reserve, they did an excellent job with this.
Some of our other volunteers manned our stall at the Co-op Loggerheads selling bird boxes, bug houses and our greetings cards. They did really well raising much needed funds. One kind person came and donated a large amount of bird food so a big thank you to whoever you are and to everyone who bought something or made a donation.
Don’t forget we have a work party tomorrow, Saturday 20th October commencing at 10.00 am. Why not pop along and see what we get up to.
Some of us will also be at the Co-op Loggerheads tomorrow morning doing our Table Top Sale so please try and pop along and support us.
We will have various bird boxes for sale along with our greetings cards which capture the beauty of the reserve.
All proceeds raised goes towards the maintenance, bird food and insurance for the reserve which soon mounts up.
Hope to see you tomorrow at the Reserve, Co-op or both!