Tag: biodiversity

Diary dates

It’s all getting a bit busy here in Lisacul, so we thought we’d better make a little list. Here are some of the things we have planned for the year – there are some we haven’t put on the list because we’re waiting for a final sign-off. The events all take place in the Community …

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The Auction is Coming!

We’re getting in some great items for the auction on Sunday 3rd December. There will be toys, games, electric and electronic items, books, and some lovely pieces of furniture.   We’re open for browsing – and a-cup-of-tea-anna-bun – from 2pm. You can start buying small things in the New Hall from 2:30 before settling in …

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The Penultimate Gardening Class

After a week of glorious weather, the trainee gardeners joined Richard for the penultimate class. Richard brought along two square planters, handpainted by trainees from another group, to demonstrate planting up a square planter. Square Planters You can fit more plants in a square planter. In the one we planted up, we have Fuchsia ‘Jumping …

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Pots of Planting – More of the Gardening Course

What with Easter, the play and the trials of rural broadband, we haven’t been able to post reports about our ongoing Gardening Course as it happened, so here are three weeks of gardening notes in one post. Put the kettle on, make tea and settle down for a read. Before you start Planting medium: If you …

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Gardening Course: Week 1

Our GRETB funded Gardening Course, tutored by Richard Kennedy, started yesterday evening in the Community Centre. Week one covered planting and herbs, mixed with tips and some sage* advice. Before you start Prepare a good growing medium for your plants. For seeds 1 part horticultural sand with 15 parts of multipurpose compost, the sand keeps …

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Signs and Portents

We’re half way between the Winter Solstice (21 December) and the Spring Equinox (20 March), but there are already plentiful signs of spring around. Our 365 photographers captured some of the best of Lisacul’s ‘nearly Spring’ biodiversity. Enjoy looking at them here, then get out for a walk over the weekend to see them up …

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365 Nearly There

So we’ve come to the end of our 365 photo taking, but there is still time to submit photos taken in, of or from Lisacul between 1st February 2016 and 31st January 2017. You can drop them into the centre and we’ll take them from a USB stick or a CD-ROM or you can email …

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Community Website Law

“If there are lots of events happening and lots of photos being taken for 365, the website will fall over and play dead.” So we had masses of things happening – Santa visited Brightsparks and heard them singing Christmas songs, then he turned up at the Parents’ Association Christmas Fair; Loughglynn held their Winter Wonderland; …

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365 Week 45

On cold and frosty days, what better thing to do than sleighing? We had different weather every (hour of every) day of this week – from thick fog in the mornings and afternoons, to glorious – if cold – winter sunshine And at the end of the week, we had the auction. And we celebrated …

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365 Weeks 43 and 44

Hard frosts, mists and the occasional burst of sunshine and blue skies are giving our photographers lots of inspiration, even if the weather is not great for drying. We’ve had visitors to the parish too, and a new calf. And the whooper swans have come back.