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|Diamond Jubilee Tree Planting 17 May, 2012|
On Thursday 17th May, Groby Parish Council's Jubilee tree planting took place.
With the aid of Bradgate Lions, sixty trees - hawthorn, hazel, birch, rowan, cherry and dogwood were planted in Butler’s Field to provide year round colour to commemorate the Queens Diamond Jubilee.
30 x year 5 children aged 9/10 from Martinshaw Primary School, staff and volunteers and members of the Parish Council gathered to plant the sixty trees at Butler’s Field, under the watchful eye of the Parish Council’s Tree Warden, Cllr. Ted Hollick.
A new wildflower strip in Butler’s Field, was also sown as part of a nationwide push to get towns and villages “Gardening for the Games” in summer 2012.
Jay Anderson, Groby Parish Council’s seasonal grounds man, had prepared the 1000m2 strip ready for the children to sow the meadow with a carefully selected wildflower seed mix.
The wildflower strip is inspired by the golden meadows that will surround the Olympic stadium during London 2012. The seed mix is a diverse mix of 29 native wildflower species, providing flowers through the entire season, from April to mid-September. As well as attracting bees and butterflies, birds should also be drawn by the inclusion of Common Catsear, Rough Hawkbit and particularly the Knapweeds and Scabious.
The Parish Council provided some refreshments and Jubilee buns for the children and adults to enjoy after the planting.[+ go back...]