Entries by kentishstourteam1066

Gardening activities

Sweet peas are a pretty cottage garden flower and fantastic pollinator. A great way to grow the seeds is to plant them into toilet roll holders. The seeds need to be planted at 1.5cm depth into a 9cm pot.  Toilet tubes are perfect and can be transplanted directly into the ground once the seeds have […]

Water for Wildlife

Water is vital for our survival. Perhaps this is why we are naturally drawn to water, whether it’s the coast, a riverside walk or a local pond. Our wildlife also relies on fresh water for its survival, too. During this time when we are staying at home to support the vital work of the NHS, […]

The Bees Are Back!

The recent warm spell has brought out the mason bees! There are around 250 species of solitary bee in the UK, which are a mixture of ground nesting (mining bees) and cavity nesting species (like the mason bee) which love the hollow canes in bee hotels. You might see them buzzing around these right now […]

Time for the Orange Tips

Have you seen an Orange Tip butterfly yet? This is now the best time to see one of these pretty, yet underrated mainly white butterflies. The males are the easiest to spot, with orange tips to their upper wings, but the females are very similar to small whites when flitting from flower to flower. If […]

Thumbs Up for Dandelions

The dandelion is a bright yellow flower that adds vibrancy to any lawn or verge side. In recent years, for many, it has become seen as a weed. Insect numbers have declined by over 70% in recent decades, so it is time to revisit & reconnect with the facts. ‘Dent de lion’, Lions Teeth in […]

Ideas for Outdoors Learning at Home

With schools closed for the foreseeable future, our children will looking for interesting activities to fill their days, keep them occupied and inspire learning. While always keeping in mind the importance of safety and welfare amid covid-19, there are lots of opportunities for learning. With spring in the air and new flowers such as primrose […]

Watercress Fields Orchard now with more fruit trees.

KSCP, supported by Friends of Victoria Park, hosted a very fruitful community day planting 38 new fruit trees to extend Watercress Fields Orchard. It was a lovely day and young and old worked hard to get it all done. Team work at its best – very enjoyable! This is part of Ashford Borough Council’s HLF […]

Extensive hedge planting for the AONB National Grid Project

In the first of 3 sessions, our Canterbury volunteers created three new stretches of hedgerow (120m in total) to benefit wildlife and planted around 1,000 plants! What troopers and what a lovely setting next to Upper Hardres Wood, south of Petham. Thank you guys! The final session entailed working hard in the heavy rain and […]