Lockdown Plant Swap
Due to the coronavirus lockdown, our plant swap on April 26th has been postponed. Instead, Lancaster Rd residents will be swapping pollinator friendly plants and seeds by leaving them outside their houses for people to collect while exercising or walking their dogs. We will expand this to include vegetable, fruit and herb plants/seeds, and it will continue for the period of lockdown.
To identify the best plants to share, just look for the flowers which attract bees and butterflies, and then check to make sure they aren’t invasive. (Some non-native plants such as fuschias and jasmine are fine, but if it’s a native, even better!) Please make sure any compost used is peat-free, and that the plants are free of insecticides or pesticides.
For other ideas on what to put out, take a look at our plant guides, kindly compiled by local garden designer and St Albans Friends of the Earth member Amanda Yorwerth.
Pollinator Friendly Plant Guides
If you would like to attend or initiate a Plant Swap Day, please contact us.
Previous Plant Swap Days
- September 2019: Lancaster, Gurney Court, Warwick and Culver Roads