Thursday, 28 February 2008

Planting up the containers

Members of the group met in Pudsey today to plant up the containers around the centre. We also weeded and pruned the beds near the carpark, bus station and leisure centre a bit and we are hoping to do more later.
This is the one next to the market; we removed the dead shrubs, left the mahonia in and planted 3 prostrate rosemaries, 1 heuchera 'Melting Fire' and 2 carex 'Evergold'.

This is one of the containers by the entrance to Pudsey Park. We planted in it a stipa arundinacea, 3 heuchera 'Melting Fire', 1 dierama and a prostrate rosemary.

The containers are looking good now, even though it is still February. We have one more to do, the one by the other market entrance, but it contains some big overgrown shrubs so we'll have to return another day with more tools to remove them. We also planted some ferns and a carex in the container by the library.

Tuesday, 26 February 2008

Seating area

We have permission to plant up this seating area on Lowtown and the council have removed the old rose bushes. We are going to plant perennials which will look good all year round.

Friday, 22 February 2008


We bought the plants for the containers today; here they are, ready to be planted next Thursday. We have chosen combinations which are striking and colourful yet tough and low-maintenance so they should look great all year.

Thursday, 21 February 2008


Some members of the group have pruned the shrubs in the car park in Pudsey centre since the last meeting. Next Thursday we are going to replant the containers to make them more eye-catching.

We are hoping to do up a seating area on Lowtown which currently has some boring-looking rose beds. If we can add lots of plants which have interesting flowers and foliage and scent too we can make it a great place to sit and relax.

Thursday, 7 February 2008


We have changed our route a bit to include some new places, such as Lowtown Primary School. The pupils from the school are also going to design posters to put up in windows.