Thanks to everyone who entered our July Family competition where we asked what you were doing to help the environment where you are, over the summer holidays.
You are certainly a busy bunch and we loved your ideas.
The winner was the Cunningham family from Cumbria. Mum Emma and children Iona, Anita, James and Elena took donated seeds from granny and managed to raise 6 or so sturdy little lavender plants, which they set in their garden to help the bees and butterflies.
The family have also been taking part in Carlisle’s Love Parks Week and have now decided to start composting! Well done to you all, your prize – a Solar Insect Theatre is on its way and will hopefully get lots of use with all the bug activity your lavender bushes are likely to attract!
We received lots of other really great ideas and we have included a few below, and everyone mentioned here will receive a little gardening goody in the post from us, as a small thankyou!
“We planted sunflowers which have now grown as big as mummy” from Anika (Aged 4)
“Grow easy-to-grow veggies like tomatoes and spinach. Kids love to look after them and are really to keen to eat them too…” from Peter
“My kids love a day out at a car boot sale. They collect up their old toys and sell them on to other children so the toys are put to good use and are not wasted…” from David
“We leave a corner of the garden wild and encourage thistles and nettles. I’ve done this and the amount of butterflies that is has encouraged is amazing.
We also get loads of gold finches on the thistle heads” from Phil
“I am 6 years old and I help my nanna in the garden to grow our own vegetables and fruit. I search the garden every night for slugs and take them off the plants so nan doesn’t need to use slug pellets…” from Daz
“We are growing our own veg and sharing it with our neighbours” from Rory
If you would like to enter our August competition click here for all the details.
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