Scouts plant 2,500 bulbs for town’s eco-project

Scouts plant 2,500 bulbs for town’s eco-project

by Henry James (November 2021)

SCOUTS planted hundreds of woodland themed plants and 2,500 bulbs in Maghull last Saturday, as part of the year long project organised by the Friends of Maghull & District group.

The group set up a crowd funding campaign to buy plants and bulbs which has raised more than £2,000 and the latest part of the project has been focused on populating the community border at the rear of Bobby’s Wood.

Scout leader and Friends of Maghull & District member Ian Porter said: “The planting event was a tremendous success, with representatives from different local Scout groups planting 2,500 bluebell and daffodil bulbs.

“It was perfect in terms of the weather, hard work, fun, earning environmental badges and providing a wonderful annual spring legacy for the community.”

Group member Diane Harvey, who donated two large rhododendrons herself as a memorial to her parents, said: “We would like thank everyone for their woodland themed plant donations.

“We are especially grateful to the invaluable Ashworth Hospital horticultural team who advised, transported, and planted more than 60 discounted shrubs purchased from the community crowd funding.

“They also returned to create a 72metre trench for the bulbs which will provide a beautiful complement to the Cotswolds style path they created in March 2021.”

Fellow group member Dr Frank Sharp added: “Local climate change action has never been more important so if you would like to express an interest in local tree planting events please contact us on

“Last year some people came for one hour, others stayed longer and some brought young families, but every little bit helped and really made a difference.”

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