Redesdale Road Biodiversity Project – 500+ plants Planted!

Redesdale Road Biodiversity Project – 500+ plants Planted!

Earlier this summer MMRA secured a €600 grant from Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council (DLR) for a new planting scheme to enhance the biodiversity and the aesthetic value of the car park bay at the top of Redesdale/Glenabbey Road.

During the spring months this green space enjoys a blast of colour thanks to the cherry blossoms and a mass of daffodils bulb, however for the remainder of the year it turns into a wilderness of weeds. The site also enjoys a significant heritage value as it features the original boundary wall of the Mount Merrion Demesne which was constructed in 1711.

Given the historic and amenity value of this open space MMRA decided to provide additional financial support to the DLR grant to undertake an extensive mass planting of the area with some 500+ plants for all year-round colour.

Thanks to all the volunteers who turned out on two separate Saturday mornings during the month of October for the site clearance and planting. Your support was much appreciated. The final step, instalment of bark mulch will be carried out once all the leaves have fallen, this will help to suppress weeds and maintain moisture for the plants to establish and thrive.

We look forward to an explosion of spring colours with our yellow daffodils and later the summer blue of the Agapanthus.