Bulb Planting – Saturday 31st October 09

Hi All,

It’s that time of year again!
Once again Impington Parish Council have purchased some mixed daffodil bulbs to add a bit of colour along the approaches to the village.
The Enviro.Volunteers will be helping with the planting on Saturday 31st October.
Due to holidays and other commitments we will be very short on volunteers…..
so if you’ve never joined us but you’ve been meaning, or you haven’t joined us for a while, then now’s definitely the time!
We’ll be meeting up near the village sign on the corner of New Road and the B1049.
Please note that it’s an earlier than usual start at 9am.
That way we’ll also have time to go along to fellow enviro.volunteer Ann’s charity tea/coffee morning which is being held at 32 The Coppice between 10:30 until 12:30.
As usual all tools, refreshments and gloves will be provided.
Hope to see you there!
Cheers,
Pene
Here’s a snap from our bulb planting last year
Bulb planting in 2008
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Working Party – Sat 3rd October 2009

After a litter picking session weeds were cleared down.  This area, previously a mix of concrete and heavy slabs, was cleared earlier in the year to prepare it as a flower bed as you enter the village.

Before we began it has just turned into a mess –

The bed covered in weeds

The bed covered in weeds

The area was cleared by the enviro volunteer team, with all roots dug out!

enviro volunteers clearing the bed

The finished result will soon be covered in compost and rotavated to prepare it for planting.

Finished and clear bed

Finished and clear bed

At the same time the trees on the other side of the road were given an extra bi of water after a dry spell –

Watering the trees near the B1049

Watering the trees near the B1049

Working Party – Sat 3rd October – litter picking and preparing the new B1049 bed

Hi Everyone,
Firstly many thanks to everyone who helped at the last task @ Homefield Park – what a fantastic turnout!
Needless to say we achieved a lot. Fresh chippings were spread along the entire length of the new footpath and much of the northern fence was cleared. We then used this brushwood to beef up the dead hedge we’re building along the B1049 boundary – hopefully this’ll help to block out some of the noise and air pollution.
Both last Sunday and the one before a few of us also gave the new trees near the Holiday Inn a much overdue drink. Unfortunately with the prolonged dry weather we’ve had this year they’re struggling a bit so we’ll continue to give them some extra TLC.
Finally just to confirm that as usual it’s Litter Picking on Saturday.
There are two places to choose from to meet up.
9:30 at Jct. Clay Close Lane/Impington Lane or
10:00 at Jct. Cambridge Rd/The Coppice
At about 11:15 we’ll also be weeding, rotavating and edging the new bed opposite the Hotel,,,plus watering the trees!
Just turn up for as long as you can manage – remember all tools and refreshments are provided.
Look forward to seeing you there,
Cheers,
Pene