Keeping Sark Beautiful
A working party of keen gardeners has been out and about recently to spruce up two more public areas of the island. The Sark Community Blooms group teamed up the island’s Fire and Rescue Service down at the bottom of Harbour Hill to remove the Hottentot Fig that is spreading along the cliff by the trailer park and the café. The plant is an invasive species that grows rapidly and smothers native wildflowers. Now that the team have removed it the Thrift, Sea Campion, Scabious, Samphire and other natural coastal plants can take its place. Last weekend the group were at work again, this time planting crocus and narcissi bulbs around the centre of the island. Their efforts will surely be blooming lovely come spring!
Thank you very much to Ravenscroft, Guernsey Rotarians and Floral Guernsey for donating the bulbs and corms.
Words by Sue Daly
Some of the Sark Community Blooms group
Caroline, Lucy, John, Yvonne & other volunteers planting bulb
The group working with the Fire Service to remove the invasive Fig