Painting Whitleigh Green Steps

Painting the Whitleigh Green Steps.

The paint has very kindly been donated by Councillor Drean who has also done a lot of the leg work involving permissions from the correct departments at PCC. Thank you Mr Drean!

The local school children, along with their lovely teachers, came along to measure the steps. We can now work out how much paint we need so, thank you to all of the children and the teachers! I took photos of them measuring the steps but sadly my camera is refusing to play nicely. I hope to share the photos here as soon as I can get the camera fixed.

You can keep up to date with the progress of the steps on page 3 of the website @ http;//www.whitleigharts.weebly.com

OTHER PROJECTS & IDEAS For Whitleigh Arts

For people who are interested in our Green Spaces.

Plymouth Tree Partnership works to:

  • Promote the use of trees as a key feature of every street, park and public open space.
  • Support groups and individuals so that they will plant and care for more trees.
  • Help select the right tree in the right place.
  • Work in partnership with others to deliver projects that leave a legacy of a greener, healthier and more beautiful city.
  • Contribute to initiatives that celebrate the city’s heritage and culture.
  • Ensure there are Tree Wardens ready to take our work onto the next generation.

http://www.plymouthtrees.org/

 

Rethinking Parks

We’re looking for bold and innovative ways to use, manage and make the most of the UK’s public parks.
http://www.nesta.org.uk/project/rethinking-parks

 

BUDSHEAD WOOD NATURE RESERVE
See more information in this link below.
plymouth.gov.uk/homepagewww/leisureandtourism/parksnatureandgreenspaces/naturereserves/budsheadwoodlnr.htm

 

See some inspirational ideas for our Green Spaces, Whitleigh Woods or even your own garden here on Pinterest.  http://www.pinterest.com/wagersandy/ideas-inspiration-for-whitleigh-woods/

 

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Guerrilla Art – Moss Graffiti – How to make Living Moss Art

This old recipe used by gardeners to encourage moss can be painted on walls to create living graffiti. It is temperamental – conditions have to be damp and shady, so a twice-weekly misting with water will help it grow.  Some people add half a teaspoon of sugar and a cup of beer to the recipe – why not try both as an experiment?”
This recipe makes enough to create several small pieces or one large piece of graffiti.

You will need –
340ml buttermilk
Several clumps of garden moss.
Plastic container with lid.
Blender.
Paintbrush.

Step 1 –
Gather several clumps  of moss and crumble them into a blender. Moss can be found in moist shady places.
Step 2 –
Add buttermilk and blend just long enough to create a smooth creamy consistency.  Now pour the mixture into a plastic container.
Step 3 –
Find a suitable damp and shady wall on to which you can apply your moss milkshake. Paint your chosen design on to the wall, freehand or with a stencil.
Step 4 –
If possible, return to the area over the following weeks to ensure that the mixture is kept moist.  Soon the blended moss should begin to grow into a rooted plant, maintaining your design until it eventually colonises the whole area.

Get more great ideas from The GuerrillaGardening.org Community
http://guerrillagardening.org/community/index.php?PHPSESSID=498d09b704868185498bf1f73a5df49c&

Moss Education can be found here at http://www.mossandstonegardens.com/blog/how-to-grow-moss/