September news from St George in Bloom

September 09 2019
September news from St George in Bloom

September news from St George in Bloom

A NEGLECTED eyesore just off Church Road has been transformed into a colourful garden through a collaboration between St George in Bloom and Tesco.

Last year the area was covered in brambles, stinging nettles and rubbish, and required two full days of clearing and weeding to get it ready for planting.

With money from Tesco’s Bags of Help scheme (thank you to Tesco and the BS5 shoppers who voted for us) the area was planted up with a mix of shrubs and perennials.

Sadly this was at the beginning of a really long, hot spell, so a lot of watering had to be done but most of the plants survived.

before

The site before the work was done

St George in Bloom volunteers are enjoying seeing the garden develop and are constantly encouraged by the appreciation shown by those who pass by while maintenance is going on. Happily the insects like these flowers as much as the nettles – and certainly more than the rubbish which they have replaced.

If you would like to help plant or water, make a donation or have suggestions of possible future projects to help SGIB improve the greening of our area, please contact Grenville at Victorianhouse@blueyonder.co.uk.