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Spreading the lurrve for trees

Authored by Mary

Tree lovers, incurable romantics and nature lovers are being invited to get mucky on Valentine’s Day... planting trees.

The first of 12,000 new trees to be planted in the city’s new country park will go into the ground as hedgerows, as the city’s new country park starts to take shape.

Plymouth City Council, together with Plymouth Environmental Action, is running the event this...

Getting buzz-y in Central Park

Authored by Mary

Plymouth’s getting buzz-y for the bees with the planting of new wildlife meadows in Central Park.

Plymouth City Council and Buglife will be planting 2.2 hectares (5.4 acres) of wildflowers to create a feast of flowers to whet the appetite of the city’s pollinating bugs such as bees, wasps hoverflies and butterflies.

A mixture of plants including, Vipers bugloss, Field scabious...

Grow Wild in the city

Authored by Sarah Parker

Funky flowers and sensational settings could be on the cards for a community group or organisation in Plymouth with a wild touch.

Plymouth City Council is helping to spread the word about a new fund to transform community spaces from tired to inspired using our native wildflowers, plants and trees.

The funding – of between £500 and £5,000 – is being put forward by the...

Preparing for spring in North Prospect

Authored by Mary

Budding local gardeners and families are being invited to help prepare for spring at a new community garden in North Prospect.

An army of volunteers is needed to join Plymouth City Council teams at The Beacon, Foliot Road, this Saturday to plant hundreds of daffodil bulbs and strawberry plants in the flower beds around the building.

Councillor Chris Penberthy, Cabinet member...

Tubs and planters workshop

Come along and talk to the experts for all those handy hints and tips.

Bring your favourite tubs and baskets along and we will have all the plants, compost etc to purchase on site at a reduced rate. There will be a demonstration by our gardening expert, followed by tea and coffee before you get your hands dirty and create your own masterpiece.

Starts at 10.30am until 12pm and costs £5 per person.

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