Cemetery Wood – Tree Planting

With the tree planting season drawing to a close soon can you help? We have planted about two hundred small trees in Cemetery Wood and need volunteers to plant another two hundred. Come for half an hour or all day we will be delighted to see you.

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IMG_3940 Planting Monday 5th May from 11.00AM till 4.00PM. message with your availabilty or just turn up.

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Ruabon Cemetery Wood

After lots of delays the planting of the new “Cemetery Wood” has started!
Councillor Dana Davies was on hand to mark out where the first hedging plants were to go and help plant them.
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Would you like to help create this exciting new food forest and wild life habitat? Volunteers are needed to initially plant 400 small trees which were granted to the community by the woodland Trust, so Growing Ruabon will be organising planting parties over the next few weeks and need your help. Ring Jo on 01978 821869 or contact us through Facebook or our website www.growing-ruabon.net

Volunteers complete the planting of the pollinator bed 29th March 2014

Pollinator bed planted and mulched March 2014Volunteers complete the planting of the new pollinator bed in Ruabon.
Over 230 applicants from across Wales applied for free National Garden Centre vouchers as part of Keep Wales Tidy’s ‘Have a Wild Weekend for Wales’ campaign.

Funded by Welsh Government, Natural Resources Wales and the proceeds from the single use carrier bag charge, the aim of the weekend-long campaign was to encourage people to improve food sources and natural habitat for pollinators in Wales.

Volunteers from Growing Ruabon rolled up their sleeves, got back to nature and gave bees and butterflies a helping hand in the Ruabon Garden of Rest. They were successful in applying for a £150 National Garden Centre vouchers which they then used to buy pollinator plants.

During Wild Weekend they turned an unloved, grass covered corner of the Garden of Rest into a new shrubbery.

Jo Smith, said, “It was great to see so many volunteers of all ages get involved in this project. ‘Wild Weekend’ has enabled us to make a huge improvement to the pollen and nectar that’s on offer in the Garden of Rest and hopefully this will benefit our local environment and wildlife. We hope even more people will join us on our next adventure!”

Lesley Jones, Chief Executive of Keep Wales Tidy, said: “I am delighted that so many groups across Wales got involved to help our pollinators and their natural environment. They have planted new flowering plants to attract our bees and butterflies as well as giving existing habitats a helping hand. Keep Wales Tidy would like to thank the Welsh Government and Natural Resources Wales for all their support, ensuring that the ‘Wild Weekend for Wales’ has been a great success for people across Wales!”

For more information on improving pollinator conditions in your area, or to get involved with volunteering and fundraising for Keep Wales Tidy please e-mail tidy.towns@keepwalestidy.org or visit the website www.keepwalestidy.org.

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Planting is great fun for all ages.

A beautiful morning in the Ruabon Garden of Rest

Community planting event Sunday 23rd March and Saturday 29th March

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.

Pollinator plants for the Ruabon Garden of Rest
Pollinator plants for the Ruabon Garden of Rest

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.
Moreton Park Garden Centre
Moreton Park Garden Centre

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 jo@billsmith.co.uk for details.
Trailer load of rotted horse manure
Trailer load of rotted horse manure

Volunteers planting pollinator bed March 23rd 2014

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.DSC02462

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Community planting event Sunday 23rd March & Saturday 29th March

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.

Pollinator plants for the Ruabon Garden of Rest
Pollinator plants for the Ruabon Garden of Rest

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.
Moreton Park Garden Centre
Moreton Park Garden Centre

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 jo@billsmith.co.uk for details.
Trailer load of rotted horse manure
Trailer load of rotted horse manure

Community planting event Sunday 23rd March & Saturday 29th March

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.

Pollinator plants for the Ruabon Garden of Rest
Pollinator plants for the Ruabon Garden of Rest

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.
Moreton Park Garden Centre
Moreton Park Garden Centre

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 jo@billsmith.co.uk for details.
Trailer load of rotted horse manure
Trailer load of rotted horse manure