RHS - It's Your Neighbourhood
Throughout 2018 Leadgate Task Force has been busy utilising our Green spaces and planting Fruit Trees, Bushes, Planters and Hanging Baskets all around the Village as part of the RHS - It's Your Neighbourhood Scheme.
Phase 1 Fruit Trees
Our first planting started on the 15th January with the initial planting of 3 Fruit Trees along with Growing Durham and assisted by Gibside NT Green Academies Project which involved students from Derwentside College .
Sadly after consultation it was agreed that the trees needed to be moved, they were repositioned alongside the C2C again with the assistance of Gibside NT Green Academies Project. The trees are still doing well and we hope will become a source of free fruit for the people of Leadgate.
Phase 2 Bushes
On Sunday, 15 April 2018, thanks to the kind donation of 50 bush plants from the Woodland Trust we were able, with the help of our willing volunteers to plant up some green spaces in the village.
A selection of the planters throughout the village.
The next task was hanging baskets. Procuring the baskets, sourcing the plants ,planting them up with the assistance of Gibside NT Green Academies Project and Learning for Life, the planting session was "run" by Ronnie Allaker. Thanks to Ian Bone and his crew, Janet & David Lavery it was time to put up the brackets and get the baskets in place.
Created with images by leoleobobeo - "flower nature garden"Photos by David Lavery and Ian Bone