Today we had to forego our painting as the rain came! However it did give us a chance to do some
more planting. We decided to go for some more wildflowers and chose the banks, bunks and ditches
mix from wildflowers.ie. We prepared a seed bed by removing some bindweed and grasses, leaving
some plants already growing which looked interesting. We raked it and scattered our seed mix and
are looking forward to the results. Otherwise the garden is looking fantastic and it is so nice on the
lower section to feel like you are really at the river’s edge. We sat and had coffee and croissants and
discussed future plans, including a bug hotel for the garden, our upcoming seedbomb event among
other interesting conversation.
World Bee Day is the 20 th May and it really is vital that we plant for the pollinators. The phacelia we
set at the garden is coming up really well and the bees love that. Our wildflowers will also be a big
hit with the bees. Tidy towns have installed a water butt at the garden next to the downpipe which
we will be able to use. The sticks we cleared and left for the council have still not been collected. I
think at this stage they won’t be so the plan is to move them to the boys school and incorporate
them into their dead hedge.
Wildflower mix, banks, bunds and ditches