On Wednesday 24th October 2018 we had a fantastic session in Rutherglen planting pollution fighting and pollinator friendly plants in the four raised beds at the corner of Stonelaw Drive and Rutherglen Main Street.  This session was held to support the RHS’s Greening Grey Britain campaign and South Lanarkshire Council’s drive to reduce pollution in that area.  The raised beds were made and installed by the Community Payback Team earlier this year.

We were joined on the day by members of the community including Grow 73 volunteers, schoolchildren from the Eco Committee at James Aiten Primary School, Angela Smith and Liz Stewart from the RHS and Bronagh Byrne of South Lanarkshire Council all of whom enjoyed a bit of gardening and a chat!

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The existing council planting was supplemented by a beautiful range of pollution absorbing waxy leaved plants, funded & supplied by the RHS through their Greening Grey Britain initiative.  To create interest and colour at different times of the year we also planted 100 crocuses, 200 daffodils, 200 tulips and 100 alliums bulbs.  We think this particular corner of Rutherglen is going to be a favourite spot for local bees in the future!

Thanks to everyone who came along to help – it was a great day of community involvement, partnership working and some good old hard graft!

Grow 73 volunteers will be helping to keep the planting in good shape.  We are always looking for help so please get in touch if you would like to get involved.

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