Two of our hard working volunteers (Richard & Catherine) have been nurturing 800 (yes, 800!) plug plants raised from wild flower seeds they have collected. Now the problem is that the season for planting them out is fast drawing to a close. Once we get frosts, the plants will find it much more difficult to get established. On the other hand, until the Council managed to cut the grass, it was more or less impossible to plant plugs in the long grass and they would probably have been smothered anyway.
The good news is that the Council have finally managed to dodge the wet weather and get the mower on the Field. The designated areas have been mown and cleared, so now it’s urgent to get the plug plants bedded in as soon as possible.
There’s a work party at 1.30pm this Saturday (28th October)
Many of you will have helped planting plugs before. It’s always a popular activity as you can see…….. and the results will be there for everyone to see next year.
Don’t worry if you haven’t been before. No experience necessary! Just wear suitable clothing and footwear and bring along trowels and small spades to dig holes for the plug plants. There will be plenty of people to give advice if it’s needed.
Sorry about the short notice but we are at the mercy of the weather.