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Bulb Planting

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Wildflower Garden and Bulb Planting

Following on from their Environmental Review the Greenschools Committee decided to make a number of improvements to the school grounds to make them more Biodiversity friendly. One of these involved the creation of a Wildflower Garden. An Taisce provided the wildflower seeds which were sown into a bed that Tony our caretaker prepared. The committee plan to collect the seeds from them in future years and expand the bed.

The Committee also decided that there was scope to increase the number of beneficial plants on the school grounds, especially ones that would be in flower earlier in the year. To this end over 150 bulbs were planted by the Junior School. A big thank you to Tony for preparing the ground for planting. We will await to see the impact of this initiative in the spring.

Alder Tree

James, Ellyn, Nicole and Eoghan, members of the Greenschools Committee planting the Alder tree that the school received from the National Tree Council to mark National Tree Day October 9th. The Alder has pear shaped shining green leaves which stay on the trees until late in Autumn. It is very attractive in Spring with hanging catkins. Alder trees are great for screening and sheltering a site.

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