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Weekly Sat Clean Up - 10th June '23

Over 30 volunteers were out once again last Saturday working on the area outside the Phoenix Park - from the Castleknock sign outside Castleknock Gate, along Castleknock Road towards the village. The pollinator bed at Oak Park was weeded and leaf mold from the nearby leaf bay was spread to keep more weeds down. Well done to the strong volunteers who transported the loads of leaf mold in two wheelbarrows to the flowerbed. They made quick work of it!

For the gardeners out there, the flowers making the biggest impact in the bed were Cirsium rivulare 'Atropurpureum' (ornamental thistle), Sisyrinchium striatum (pale yellow-eyed grass), Salvia greggii 'Royal Bumble' (small red flowers), Nepeta (purple catmint) and Astrantia major 'Roma' (pretty pink flowers). The pale pink poppies looked stunning set off by the dark leaves on the Huechera 'Chocolate Ruffle'. But the bees were going especially crazy for the Royal Bumble!

Some nice verging also tidied the place up and the grass around the sculpture was given a good trim to showcase the grazing deer. Afterwards the group headed back to Myo's for a cuppa and a chat. Thanks to everyone who helped out.

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