The day started decidedly wet but improved by late morning with lots of warm sun. Volunteers transplanted shrubs from an old overgrown bed & made good progress on the new bed towards the rear of the Garden of Rest. By mid afternoon everyone was feeling tired but half the work was done but we got an additional yield as Jo was able to stand on the trailer and remove some plastic that had been stuck in the tree branches for months. Come and join us next Saturday to try and finish it off.
Put on your wellies or boots, grab yourself a spade and join in a community planting event in Ruabon this month!
Do something wonderful for Welsh wildlife and have a ‘Wild Weekend for Wales’ in Ruabon this March. This is the third year that Keep Wales Tidy has run the successful ‘Wild Weekend’ campaign and we need your help again to take action to help improve conditions for our little friends the pollinators.
Ruabon Garden of Rest is one of 217 projects across Wales that were awarded funding through Keep Wales Tidy’s Wild Weekend for Wales, which aims to raise awareness of the loss of habitat for pollinators in Wales and to show just how easy it is to create local habitats for our bees and butterflies.
The campaign aims to improve food sources for our pollinators in the form of pollen and nectar that is foraged from a variety of flowering plants, all from the RHS “Perfect for Pollinators” plant list.
Pollinators are an essential part of our natural environment. Honeybees and wild pollinators including bumblebees, solitary bees, parasitic wasps, hoverflies, butterflies and wasps are important pollinators of our flowers, fruit and vegetables – we need them for our farming, gardening, wildlife and tourism, in our countryside, parks and gardens. By working together on small projects we can make a big difference to improve conditions for pollinators in Wales.
With funding from Natural Resources Wales and proceeds received from the single use carrier bag charge Keep Wales Tidy have given community group, Growing Ruabon, National Garden Centre vouchers worth £150. These have been exchanged favourably at Moreton Park Garden Centre for over forty pollinator plants which will be used to create a new habitat in the Garden of Rest.
We need your help on Sunday 23rd and Saturday 29th March to first prepare the site and then plant it up. Every one of all ages and abilities is invited to take part – come for the day or just half an hour for a chat! Ring Jo 01987 821869 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.