Spring into 2022
The Well-brahams, The Wilbrahams Environment Group and the Little Wilbraham and Six Mile Bottom Volunteer Group are proposing a collaboration for a mass planting of spring bulbs across the three villages in late November 2021.
The plan is to work with the two Parish Councils to identify areas that can be “bulb bombed” in each village to add some colour to the spring of 2022. This will be in addition to those areas that already contain bulbs planted in years gone by. We are looking at the daffodils/narcissus smaller spring bulbs, like the Tête à Tête or similar varieties, that do not grow to a large height.
Here are a few bulb suppliers that WEG members have suggested .
Landlife Wildflowers – https://www.wildflower.co.uk/
Ashridge Nurseries – https://www.ashridgetrees.co.uk/garden-bulbs-for-sale
Any other suggestions would be welcome, just drop us an email.
We will have organisers for each of the three villages who will contact you when the planting day is finalised and who will also be happy to collect your bulb donations whether its 1 or 100. Every potential burst of colour is welcome.
On the day, Covid permitting, we will also use this as a social occasion to meet your neighbours and to help enhance the space we live in.
Look out for more information closer to the time.
If you are interested in helping plant and/or donating some bulbs, or you would like more information, we would love to hear from you. Just send an email to the Wilbrahams Environment Group with your details and we will take it from there.
The WEG Team
The aim of this group is to bring the Wilbrahams’ community together to help develop and maintain an attractive, environmentally friendly living space, something we will be proud to pass on to the next generation.
Following a public meeting sponsored by the Well-brahams Group in February 2020, the Wilbrahams’ Environment Group (WEG) has been formed with three aims.
- Engender a sense of well being and accomplishment in the community through shared projects.
- Enhance the visual appearance of the two villages.
- Increase the biodiversity within and around the villages through managed development of environmentally diverse spaces.
If you are interested in joining this group then we would love to hear from you.
The WEG Team
To keep you informed you can access all our Newsletters from the table below. Just click on the download link for the edition you are interested in. We also have a good overview from the Great Wilbraham Parish Council outlining their responsibilities for the management of the local environment. A copy can be downloaded HERE.
|First||Introduction to WEG and progress so far||June 8, 2020||Download a PDF copy|
|Second||End of 2020 report and 2021 update||Jan, 2021||Download a PDF copy|
Health & Safety Disclaimer
As we are an umbrella organization that from time to time brings volunteers together to complete projects we have developed a set of risk management and health and safety guidelines for these occasions. Based on a set of guidelines developed by the Royal Horticultural Society , these guidelines are by no means definitive and it is therefore, ultimately the responsibility of the individual volunteer for their own safety. A set of these guidelines are available HERE and should be read and acknowledged by all volunteers before they participate in WEG sponsored events.