Planting Snowdrops

On Tuesday 5th April we planted 1000 native snowdrops at Marlpit Community Garden with the help of four young volunteers from Earlham Academy and C.N.S. school. The youngsters worked hard to prepare the ground which was thick with nettles and couch grass.
We chose sites behind the bugs hotel, round young apple trees near the container and under trees in the forest garden for the snowdrops.
As well as giving us a wonderful display to enjoy, the flowers will provide a rich source of nectar and pollen for bees and other pollinators on mild days in late winter and early spring – the time of year when flowers are scarce and food may be hard to find.

preparing the groundplanting snowdropsclearing couch grass