On 25 April LCPRE volunteers worked with Natural England to harvest rhizomes from a drying reedbed and distribute around 100 potted-up plants to volunteers all over Ely. Over the next year most of these should mature into full-grown reeds, which we’ll then plant out in new reedbeds around the Wildspace in spring 2010. Many thanks to everyone who helped dig or who’s now providing a foster home for reeds. Provided this pilot scheme works well, we’ll have an even bigger event next year.
If you would like more information on caring for your reeds, click here.