Apex Wildlife and Leisure Park
Spring Bulb Planting
Wild Flower Meadow
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Wild Flower Meadow
Having been granted £9,000 to re-create the wild flower meadow in Apex Park - we first seeded Yellow Rattle over the area to tame the grass which was taking over the meadow. Children from Beechfield Infants and St John's Junior Schools in Highbridge helped with this seeding in November 2007.
On April 23rd 2008 children from Beechfield School and the Science after school club at King Alfred Comprehensive School helped to plant some of the 7,000 wild flower plugs that had been delivered. The next day children from St John's Junior School came to help plant the plugs and on Saturday 26th April Brownies, Cubs Scouts and Guides planted the remainder.
Another 2,500 wild flower plugs were delivered so a few more volunteers came to complete the planting.
The weather was most favourable - giving fine sunshine for the actual planting times and refreshing rain during the following week so there was no need to spend valuable resources on extra watering over the area.
Unfortunately in 2010, ragwort began to appear and although a sub-committee was set up to deal with this the problem became too large for them to cope with. The Egologist from the District Council put grids on the flower meadow to measure the development of the ragwort and is expected tp report back to the Friends of Apex Park at the next meeting on Wednesday 19th September 2012.
The Wild Flower Meadow
Children from the local schools (St. John's Juniors- now the primary Churchlands) helped to plant the wild flower plugs. Unfortuntely ragwort appeared among the flowers, causing concern among The Friends.- Patrick Stokes, Fay Burston and Derek Chivers spent a considerable time attempting to pull out the ragwort but it became a losing battle. The District Council Egologist - Pete Grainger - told the Friends that the Council did not have a duty to remove it and he set up grids and counted the number of ragwort in each. This to be monitored and reported in August 2012. Patrick was so dejected he resigned from the group and since then Fay has also left.
The next meeting of The Friends will be Wednesday 19th September at 3 p.m.
FRIENDS OF APEX PARK IMPROVEMENTS GROUP
AGENDA for 18th July 2012 3 p.m.
1. Apologies for absence
2. Notes of meeting held 16th May
3. Report from Chairman
4 .Report from Harley Cook
5. Secretary's report
6. Treasurer's report
7. Free Art Festival
8. Family Fun Day - 15th July 2012
9. Sedgemoor Play Day - 1st August
10. Planting at Apex Park
11. Dog Bin Request
12. Members concerns
13. Date of next meeting.
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