I want to transform our bus-shelters into homes for insects and to provide food for birds. The means for this would be to purchase large pots and grow a creeper trained on wires across the top.
I have seen something similar to this in Madeira and they do it also on the Continent.
This project is awaiting final permissions from TfL. In the unlikely event, this is not secured, no money will be taken from backers.
What we'll deliver:
- Add 1 large pot to each bus-stop
- Grow Parthenocissus quinquefolia in the pot as it is bee friendly
- Maintain the creeper
Why it's a great idea:
This is an innovative idea here in the UK but it will assist the environment locally by providing leaves to reduce the pollution. It will help people sheltering in the stop as it will provide an extra layer against the elements. It will encourage insects and provide food and shelter for them and also food for birds. Our high street will be greener and this assist in improving morale, provides emotional support and cheers people up.
Steps to get it done:
- gain permission from owners of bus-stops
- purchase corten steel planters and place guide wires on bus-stops
- purchase soil for each planter - a 1 metre sq planter requires 1 ton of soil
- purchase 1 pathenocissus quinquefloia per planter
- arrange to plant with town team and agree watering schedule
As a very urban high street we have no green spaces along it but this provide greenery at regular intervals.