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August 2016 - July 2017

ONE YEAR WITH INVERFLORA


Barrier baskets August

Late Summer/ Autumn

There was long lasting colour showing in the barrier baskets well into autumn. Any perennials were overwintered with the intention of re-using them the following year. Coreopsis is generally hardy and can also be divided up to increase stock. October/November is for clearing away annuals, evaluating what did well ( or not ) using trade catalogues to plan next year's displays and then ordering plug plants for spring.

 

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March : Information Day

Inverflora had a stand at Information Day - an event held in Inverkeithing Civic Centre, to raise public awareness of the many and varied local groups available in the town.

As well as having the chance to promote Inverflora, we were proud to display award certificates from Beautiful Fife ( Best Small Town & Silver Gilt medal ) and Beautiful Scotland ( Gold Medal )

May : Litterpick, Fife Coastal Path
Youngsters from the 68th Inverkeithing Cubs & Beavers helped Inverflora volunteers spruce up part of the coastal path by clearing away wind blown litter, mainly coming from the nearby scrap yard near Jamestown. Fife Coast & Countryside Trust kindly provided grabbers, bags, hi-viz vests and promptly removed the collected rubbish by the same afternoon.

 

Floral Abundance Mid June

Floral Abundance Mid June

By mid June, an absolute riot of colour from a mix of perennials and self seeded wild flowers has appeared. This area of the plot is buzzing with grateful bees and hoverflies on sunny June days. The dianthus attracted a hummingbird hawkmoth; red mason bees nested under the nearby slab path; white and yellow tailed bumble bees, common carder bees and solitary bees were also making the most of the bonanza.

 

Late July

Beautiful Scotland Judges Meet Inverflora Volunteers
Photoshoot in front of Historical Info. Board, Hope Street

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The winning entry in Inverflora's " Birds, Bees & Trees " photographic competition, Sept. 2017

Ready, Get Set, Plant!

Winter ( Ready, Get Set, Plant! )

In October, Inverflora volunteers helped children from Inverkeithing & North Queensferry Primary Schools plant tete a tete bulbs for the Caley Spring Show. This was held in March and both schools were awarded Bronze certificates.

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WKdigging

March : Witchknowe Fruit Trail

The Parks Team helped by rotovating an area where fruit bushes could be planted by Inverflora volunteers.....gooseberries, blackcurrants, redcurrants, raspberries & self-propagated jostaberries. Dried chicken manure pellets were forked in around each bush.

April : Punnets of plug plants at the greenhouse  

 

White Tailed Bee on Phacelia

Bee Hotels

Bee "High Flyer" Hotel*****
This magnificent top of the range Bee Hotel was made by one of our volunteers from high quality materials. There are many 'rooms' for the discerning bee to choose from, all south facing.
Hobo Hostel *
We cater for all tastes in Inverkeithing. This modest hostel caters for the less affluent bee: rough & ready, basic accomodation, but with the essential south facing aspect at no extra charge. It was made entirely from recycled materials - a milk carton & dried hollow stems sourced locally from field margins & hedgerows.

 

basket of begonias
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UPIdaffodils

Late Winter/ Spring

With the arrival of Spring, general maintenance starts to build up, with the removal of emerging weeds and trimming back of any parts of plants showing winter damage. A warm spring meant checking plants such as leucanthemum for aphids and spraying with elderleaf insecticide where necessary. Many planters have deeply planted daffodils which shoot up between any winter planting such as polyanthus. Wooden planters, seats and the Inverflora shed were given a fresh coat of paint; the greenhouse was washed down & the poly-tunnel tidied.

 

Punnets of plug plants
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May/June : Bee Time


As soon as the early summer flowers open, a multitude of pollinating insects promptly make their appearance. The Inverflora allotment has a huge abundance of plants which attract bees such as this white tailed bumble bee seen on phacelia, which self seeds every year. We make every effort to help the local bee population, through appropriate planting through out the town & at the allotment and provision of bee hotels.

 

Bee
Hobo hostel

Bee Hotels

Bee "High Flyer" Hotel*****

This magnificent top of the range Bee Hotel was made by one of our volunteers from high quality materials. There are many 'rooms' for the discerning bee to choose from, all south facing.

Hobo Hostel *

We cater for all tastes in Inverkeithing. This modest hostel caters for the less affluent bee: rough & ready, basic accomodation, but with the essential south facing aspect at no extra charge. It was made entirely from recycled materials - a milk carton & dried hollow stems sourced locally from field margins & hedgerows.

 

Planter opposite the Town House

Hoverfly larvae July

  
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