Plant more trees and improve the state of our woods and trees or miss vital climate change targets
With trees one of the Government’s top priorities at COP 26, the UK risks failing to meet its carbon net zero ambitions unless more trees are planted, woodland restored and the condition of woods improved, warns the Woodland Trust.
At Southdown Farm near Salcombe, the National Trust team have been working hard on various projects to increase the value of the area for wildlife. With the help of local volunteers the team have been planting up over one kilometre of new hedgebanks with shrubs and also planting trees around sheltered corners of fields. The new hedges have created smaller, more sheltered fields on the exposed...
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...
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.
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.