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25 March 2017 - Hedge Planting Day 2 - Further Progress Made

Planting along the eastern edge of the field was completed (southwards alongside the bridle path from NGR TG 40933 15864 to its intersection with Church Road).

 

Some work still needs to be done on fitting protectors - please contact Pat George (01692 670336) if you can only help with this.

Work done in 2016

Bulbs and Seedbombs

At the Thurne Fete, we held a seed bomb making stall explaining how they were made and the seeds we were using in them.† This was a great success and we received several generous donations to our funds.

In September, we bought in a stock of native daffodils, snake fritillary and species tulips. Combining this with our stock of seedbombs we distributed to every household in the village a package containing 5 native daffodils, 3 snake fritillaries and several seedbombs with instructions for optimum planting or distribution. We were gratified by the warm reception that our packages received.† Next year we have plans to extend this distribution.

Planting

a) A group of us planted the species tulips and other bulbs and seed bombs in the grass in front of the public toilets in the Autumn.

b) The Verge from Thatched House to the playing field has been cleared. For this we are very grateful to Leslie George. We propose to spray this off in the spring and then replant with wildflower seeds and grasses.

15 March 2017 - 2nd Year of Native Daffodils

The native daffodils have come out for the second year - planted in the NE corner of the playing field in 2015 - click here to view the full size image and here for the Community Planting page.

18 March 2017 - Hedge Planting Day 1 - Good Progress Made

The Wild Flower Group and volunteers from the village joined with a local farmer to plant hedges along the bridle way running eastwards from Home Farm during the weekend 18/19 March. The mixed hedge which contains 4,000 plants is made up from hawthorn, blackthorn, hazel, field maple, crab apple and dog roses. After planting, the plants were staked and protected from rabbits, hare and deer.

Thanks to all who came and helped. Your work will be appreciated by people and wildlife in the years to.† See the Photo Gallery here >>>.