Sprucing up the rose garden
Posted by Peter Batty. Date: July 21, 2021.

If you’ve been in the rose garden recently, you’ll have noticed there’s lots to do: weeding, dead-heading roses, hoeing, and cutting-back bushes. It’s hard work but the results are worth it! If you’ve got some free time on Thursday mornings (10 a.m. – 12 noon) and would like to get active, make a difference to […]

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Experience of the Park – Vanessa
Posted by Peter Batty. Date: July 10, 2021.

Park user and FoQP volunteer Vanessa had this to say about her experience of the park and helping out with FoQP: Volunteering makes me very happy, especially during this pandemic. My dog Maya loves Queen’s Park. We are in the park every day. Weeding, making things look nice is just wonderful. – Vanessa If you […]

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Ash dieback in the park
Posted by Peter Batty. Date: July 7, 2021.

You might have noticed signs appearing on some of the ash trees in the park. In short, the Council has conducted a survey of ash trees around the City including our park and has concluded a large number are affected by the ash dieback disease. The disease (caused by a fungus; Hymenoscyphus fraxineus) causes weakness […]

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Tackling the hot spots – join in!
Posted by Peter Batty. Date: July 5, 2021.

Volunteers are out every week in the Park – digging, weeding, cutting-back bushes, planting bulbs, dead-heading roses, litter-picking – it’s a long list!  We’re usually out on Thursday mornings, between 10 am-12 noon and this week (3rd July 2021) we were also out on Saturday morning working on raised planting bed next to Victoria Rd., […]

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Wildflower meadow coming into bloom
Posted by Peter Batty. Date: July 4, 2021.

In the park near the flagpole, wildflowers are out in bloom. On a bright day, the colours contrast beautifully with the blue sky.

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