Canford Park at dusk
SusWoT and WoTSoc together in the Park
Hilary Long of WoTSoc has been leading a team of gardeners from both groups in a revamp of the Rose Garden in Canford Park. They have been working with the Parks Department and Urban Buzz to make the Garden more manageable. Over the next few weeks it is hoped the work will be finished, although the weather is making things difficult.
Buglife and Urban Buzz in the park
Work is ongoing and it will be a while before it is finished but progress is being made. Here is a presentation from Hayley Herridge about the new pollinator garden.
This Sunday, 24 June, we will be litter picking in Westbury. There will be two teams one doing round the cemetery and the other Clover Grounds and Home Ground etc.
Last month we collected this
If you want to join us email firstname.lastname@example.org all kit provided. And a drink at he Mouse afterwards!
SusWoT Get Growing Day
This Saturday 2 June SusWoT has its Get Growing Day at 47 Abbey Road from 12 noon to 5 pm. The Community Garden on Stoke Lane, behind the Co-op, is also open from 1 pm to 4 pm.
Some of the Tomatoes on sale tomorrow
SusWoT will be selling tomato plants at 50p each, varieties include Sungold, Alicante, Tumbler (for hanging baskets) and Beefmaster. There will also be some squash, Cougettes, pumpkins, beans and cucumber plants. Seeds are available in sensible quantities for coriander, sweetcorn, beetroot, parsnips and more.
Why not come along and get some plants to get growing!
Sunday Morning was very wet and the planned 11 am start was cancelled. This was a shame as we had a team of ten ready to go. By lunchtime the weather was better and three enthusiastic pickers decided to give a couple of hours to clear some litter in Clover Grounds.
Well done to Heather and Liz who joined Alex. Although the Three three worked hard they could not match the stupendous harvest of litter garnered from Sheepwood the previous month.
Sam and Di who worked with Liz and James in Sheepwood in April.
However Alex was very proud to have found a lorry tyre and Liz and Heather extracted a pushchair and a set of luggage.
Six person hours and 2 dog hours were needed to collect this litter
The Happy Team after their Picking!
SusWoT organises litter picking in Westbury on the last Sunday of every month. Be in touch if you want to help.
These tomatoes are now ready to be planted out!
SusWoT will be selling tomato plants at just 50p each at the Westbury Fair on Saturday. We will be in the Doctors Car Park. The Fair is open from 11 am until 3:30 pm. Varieties available include Sungold (the sweet cherry tomato), alicante, shirley and tumbler for hanging baskets. Despite the weather our plants are ready to be planted out. We will also have jars of tomato feed. All plants are suitable for outdoor growing although shirley does prefer life inside.
We will have our usual apple juice available.
We will also have some seeds available in sensible quantities at 50p per packet. Seeds include borlotti, runner, french climbing beans, coriander, basil, beetroot, squash, and pumpkin.
SusWoT had a successful litter pick on Sunday 29 April, part of the plan to have a targeted litter pick every last Sunday of the month. We are also looking at having an evening pick in the week. If you want to help email us.
Di and Sam(right) part of the team that removed 18 bags of rubbish from Sheepwood.
Four sacks of rubbish were also collected from around the Library and Canford lane adjacent to Canford Park and the footpath between Canford Lane and Henbury Road. There was not enough time to tackle Home Ground and its surroundings.
The next litter pick will be on Sunday 27 May.
On Saturday 11 people managed to pot up all the tomatoes, over 1000.
Those not shown above were sifting garden compost!
It is planned to use these plants to encourage people to grow their own by selling them at 50p a go at various events in Westbury-on-Trym.