Greening Grey Britain for Wildlife is the new RHS Theme for 2017 – so they’re looking for In-Bloom and IYN groups to find grey places in towns and cities and brighten them up with insect-attracting plants. Increasing bio-diversity is all!
Check out the January edition of the RHS Community Magazine, Grass Roots, to pick up some suggestions!
Create mini-gardens in paving > get permission to lift a slab or two and plant up with tough pollinator-friendly plants such as thyme.
Plant wild flowers in the verges.
Download the RHS Perfect for Pollinators plant lists and add to displays and hanging baskets.
Create vertical gardens – climbers growing against walls.
For more information and ideas about Greening Grey Britain visit: rhs.org.uk/communityggb
As part of this year’s Greening Grey Britain for wildlife-themed Bloom launch, the RHS is inviting Bloom and IYN applications for RHS support to apply for funding for community gardening projects that involve young people. They are offering direct support from our outreach advisers and up to £500 per project towards plant and material costs for a number of groups. The deadline for applying is Feb 17th.
More information is available here
Application form is here