Monday, 14 March 2011

Saltram Countryside Park, give us your views!

The Saltram Countryside Park covers over 600 hectares on the eastern edge of Plymouth, lying between the Plym Estuary and the urban areas of Plympton and Plymstock (and, when it is built, the new community at Sherford). It includes the existing historic Saltram Estate, which contains a Grade I listed property and Registered Park and Garden, as well as the restored landfill site at Chelson Meadow, the Woodland Trust's Hardwick Wood and a large area of privately owned land.

The area already supports a diverse range of wildlife habitats including ancient woodlands, flower-rich grasslands, mud flats, and a network of hedgerows. A number of businesses, including farms operate in the area and it is hoped they will continue to flourish in the Countryside Park.

Until the 29th March the plan for the park is under consultation, that's where you come in! Go to and scroll down to the 'planning the park' section and click the link to tell us your views on the park. This is really important as the park is for the people of Plymouth and the surrounding area and we envision it will continue to play a part in the lives of the people of Plymouth for many years to come.

Monday, 7 March 2011

What does Mulching do?

Mulching is a protective covering placed over the soil to retain moisture and nutrients and prevent erosion and weeds growing, it can be a vital part of growing strong and healthy plants.

We are running a workshop focusing on the importance of mulching on the 11th March from 11.00 - 13.00, it's £5 a ticket and you will learn about all aspects of mulching and how it can be put to practical use in your own garden.

Call us on 01752 333503 for more information and booking.