Planter workshop at Sycamores and Aylesbury estate

planting workshop 3 planting workshopAs part of  the KKB pilot estate development project Sycamores and Aylesbury residents association  hosted a  planter basket  demonstration undertaken by Stuart Day  of the KKB.  The estate was recipient of  the overall KKB Tidy Towns Estate award in 2013. Congratulation to all who took part in arranging  the event.

planting workshop 2

Lidl sponsors KKB Flower Bulb planting initiative.

The KKB congratulate Lidl for their major sponsorship of  our  current Kilkenny City Flower bulb  planting project with some  25,000 flower bulbs   being planted throughout our City.  A bulb for each of our citizens. these include  Daffodils, Tulips, Iris, Anemone,  Dahlias  and Crocus.

Elaine Bradshaw, Hon. Secretary, Sean Leahy, Treasurer, Keep Kilkenny Beautiful; Darren Burke, Manager, Lidl, Waterford Road, Kilkenny handing over the bulbs to Mick Dooley and Brigid Brennan, Lacken Drive Residents Association. Picture: Michael Brophy.

Darren Burke, Manager, Lidl, Waterford Road, Kilkenny and Sean Leahy, Treasurer, Keep Kilkenny Beautiful flower bulb planting. Picture: Michael Brophy.

Keep Kilkenny Beautiful…………..because it is beautiful.

 

Butterflies in Kilkenny

The red admiral butterfly is very particular  about the flower it visits! A sunny afternoon in early September on Circular road there are some very popular flowers that get more than their fair share of butterfly attention.

Butterflies enjoying the sun on Circular rd. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful

Butterfly at Circular rd. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful

Butterfly at Circular rd. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful

Butterflies in Circular rd. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful

Dukesmeadows wild flower meadow blooms

Dukesmeadows forms an extensive urban wild flower meadow close to the River Nore and within walking distance of  Kilkenny City Centre. It is a haven for wildlife, insects and plants. it forms an attractive amenity for the residents of the area.

Dukesmeadows 7 Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful

Butterflies are attracted to Lintown

Attractive flower beds  and planting reflect the environmental improvement works being undertaken in Lintown.

Colourful flowers and butterfly at Lintown. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful.