Thursday, 12 March 2015


There are some great volunteers helping out in our park. 
Some  have  been keen to help our gardening efforts in the Triangle beds. 
1. Our mini wildflower meadow has been planted and maintained by one mum with a young child. She started looking after the patch last summer and can only come to the park from time to time. 
It is disappointing that the wildflower area has also recently been trampled and we wait to see if all the lovely seedlings that were starting to grow will survive.

2. Last October another volunteer noticed that people were walking over the herb bed and trampling  plants so  he installed two very low hurdles using bamboo canes and sticks, in an effort to encourage people to stay on the paths.   The hurdles lasted from October 2014 to March 2015.One hurdle was broken a few weeks ago.  
one damaged cane hurdle

This week the second was completely removed by a person unknown. 
There was a hurdle here . . . but now it has gone!

Fortunately another volunteer replaced the missing hurdle and repaired the other. That part of the plant bed has been trampled a lot and plants find it difficult to grow there.
broken hurdle repaired with a stick and string

new hurdle in place
3. In January 2015 another regular park user offered to make small postcard-sized signs to explain to people that volunteers look after the beds. Some of these are now in place. 
one of the signs made by a volunteer
 Do please help to care for this area and help it to improve. Join us for our session with Nature's Gym this coming Saturday 14th March from 11am to 2pm

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