Sunday, 29 July 2012

Bumblebees need our help

Bumblebees like those pictured below at Green Heart Den are in decline and need our help.

According to the Bumblebee Conservation Trust "Bumblebees are mainly under threat because of changes to the countryside in the UK. Changes in agricultural techniques have meant that there are far fewer wild flowers in the landscape than there used to be, meaning that many of our bumblebee species are struggling to survive"

If you would like more information and details of how you can help, please visit the Bumblebee Conservation Trust website here

Saturday, 28 July 2012

Vertical veg - How to make a wormery

Courtesy of Vertical Veg -  how to make a wormery. "A wormery will recycle your waste food to make a superb fertiliser for your crops and a living soil in your containers. Wormeries are perfect for small spaces: they’re small, don’t smell and make compost faster than conventional composters. You can either buy one or it can be fun and rewarding to make your own"

To make a simple box wormery you’ll need a shady space (under a bench or table is fine) for it to live and:
  1. A large plastic box with a lid 
  2. A drill
  3. 2 bricks or pieces of wood to stand it on.
  4. Some newspaper or cardboard.
  5. Worms and worm bedding
Please visit the Vertical Veg website for more detailed information.

Friday, 27 July 2012

A little garden maintenance in the sun

Valued volunteers David and Alex mowing the Green Heart Den lawn.

.......and talking a well earned break after their hard work.

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Quote for the week........

“Kind hearts are the gardens, kind thoughts are the roots, kind words are the flowers, kind deeds are the fruits, take care of your garden and keep out the weeds, fill it with sunshine, kind words, and kind deeds.” - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

Pruning the brambles

Valued volunteers David and Alex pruning back the brambles and blackberries.

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Barrows Wildlife Bonanza. A most enjoyable event

Our table in the marquee we shared with The Owl Trust.

Millie from the Owl Trust with Sparky, a 10 year old barn owl.

Cumbria Wildlife Trust setting up their display area.

Friday, 20 July 2012

Quote for the week.....

"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around" - Leo Buscaglia

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Welcomed visitors today included......

Small tortoiseshell butterfly, 6 spot burnet day flying moth and a gatekeeper butterfly.

Cherry tree begins to bear fruit

One of the recently planted cherry trees on our new community grow your own scheme is beginning to bear fruit :)

Rockery stone donation

Taking delivery of rockery stones very generously donated by a local resident.

Preparing for Barrows Wildlife Bonanza

That's the home-made hedgehog box and bat box finished and ready for our table at Barrows Wildlife Bonanza which takes place at Barrow Park, Saturday 21st July 2012.

Barrows Wildlife Bonanza - Barrow Park, Noon - 4 pm Saturday 21st July 2012

Tuesday, 17 July 2012