Sunday, 25 October 2009

That`s another job done!

All the barrier troughs were today planted up with a selection of primulas, violas and spring flowering bulbs. The displays should bring a bit of cheer to Pudsey over the coming months whilst it undergoes the disruption that will be caused by the building of a new bus station that has now started and is not expected to be completed until September 2010!
We also planted two japanese acer trees, one in each library bed, kindly donated by one of our members.

Our newly acquired folding wheelbarrow bought with group funds, colour coordinated as well!

Sunday, 11 October 2009

Article in Pudsey Times about our Silver Award.

An article has been posted in the Pudsey Times about our Silver Award in this year`s Yorkshire In bloom competition.
Read about it here:

Autumn Tidying.

A couple of members met to tidy up the Lowtown beds; now that the benches are finally in place, the flowers and grasses needed cutting back, although some like the Stipa were left for their ornamental seed heads. Unfortunately, mainly due to the bin strikes, there was also quite a lot of litter around, so this was bagged up too!

We are hoping to take on board one of the comments from the Yorkshire In Bloom judges who suggested that we should plant up the borders with lavender to compliment the blue hydrangeas, so we are already propogating some cuttings, but we would be most grateful to anyone out there reading this blog who has any spare lavender plants they would like to donate to us.

We have also been busy preparing the barrier troughs for the winter planting, and today we made a start by emptying them of all the summer bedding which is now starting to die off.

Once we have bought the primulas and violas to supplement the bulbs that we managed to save from last years display, we will be meeting again to replant them.