Category Archives: Gardening

Gardening news

The crocuses are blooming and the daffodils are hot of their heals – spring must be just around the corner!

There are some beautiful flowers around the estate, but we are sure that parts of the estate could still do with brightening up, so we have been in discussions with Urban Growth about doing some more planting. Ideas have included summer bulbs and a wildflower meadow. Let us know if you’d like to get involved with the planting, or if you have any ideas about what we should plant.

New daffodils and roses

This weekend and last weekend, members of the PRERA committee were out planting daffodil bulbs around the estate. We planted a couple of hundred, around the edges of the flower beds on Bushell Close and along Coburg Crescent, as well as in some of the tree-pits along Palace Road.

The bulbs were donated by Pinnacle, our grounds maintenance contractor, who also lent us the bulb-planting tool. You may have noticed that the oval bed by the entrance to Bushell Close has recently been planted with roses, again courtesy of Pinnacle.

Planting daffodils around the edge of the new rose bed
Planting daffodils around the edge of the new rose bed 

Bulb planting this Sunday

This Sunday we will be planting spring bulbs across the estate to it up. The bulbs have been kindly donated by Pinnacle, the contractor responsible for our grounds maintenance.

We will be meeting at 11am on Sunday (26th November 2017), next to the playground. Do come along and join in!