A renewed plea for help with this. We now have
34 beds to water and dealing with the whole
street can take about two hours. In hot weather
it needs to be done at least TWICE A WEEK.
It would be a great help if you would take on the
watering of one or more beds near to you, on a
regular basis. If you can do this, please let us
know (firstname.lastname@example.org).This is going to be
vital when the regular waterers are away. If the
gardens were left for a whole, rainless week, a number
of plants will certainly die. Don't forget:
even when it rains, the leaves stop most of the
water reaching the bed. And what does get down
is taken by the tree.
You will have seen that each young tree has a plastic tube sticking out alongside. This allows water to get to the tree roots, where it is most needed. The council is supposed to come and water those trees. It is not clear wheather they will do this regularly or depending on the weather (or, indeed if they forget). Nor do we know if we should add water ourselves. It is possible to over-water a young tree. If you see someone from the Council watering the trees please seek answers to those questions, and let Tony know.
Other Ways of Helping
Do you have spare earth,or heavy-duty
sacks? Do you know of any other streets
that are doing this? Please let us
know at email@example.com if you
see anybody taking or vandalising
plants, thoughtless dog owners, or
'orange-peel Percy' (or is it
Paulette?) who might be politely
asked not to throw the bits into the
gardens every day.