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A Rather August, August Wittering!

Sunday 2nd August 2020 Dear Civic Pride, August already. Gardens full of flowers, weeds that grow too quickly and volunteers out and busy in Rossendale every sunny and/or rainy day. There has been a flurry of activity around the Town Square as we begin to rejuvenate the central garden and planted borders. Many thanks to […]

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Himalayan Balsam

Himalayan Balsam has an attractive flower, spreads very rapidly but is not a native species.  The problem is that, as it grows, it kills off all the other plants.  The good news is that it’s great fun pulling it up! Pull – roots are shallow so come out easily Shake – remove the soil from […]

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A Very Weedy Witter

Dear Civic Pride, With so much to catch up with this year, it’s been another busy week for all our volunteers. Sometimes it may seem as if we’re painting the Forth Bridge, especially with our gardening commitments. No sooner is one garden given a CPR horticultural makeover, then the next one is sprouting weeds and […]

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A Litter Witter

Dear Civic Pride, So much has been achieved over the past week, it’s hard to know where to start explaining.…..The community gardens are flowering beautifully and our pavements and public byways are being regularly maintained by our litter pickers and pavement tidying volunteers. Well done everybody for weeding, planting, clearing and cleaning, for planning, sorting, […]

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A busy, busy Witter

Sunday 12th July Dear Civic Pride, A massive, huge, resounding ‘Thank you’ for the difference you have made to Rossendale since lockdown restrictions were eased enough to release CPR volunteers into the wild. Even after a short time, nature is always quick to reclaim gardens for herself, so progress has been amazing. There is still […]

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