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Greener gardens

last modified  16/01/2008 08:15 AM

9th June 2005

Island Gardens residents help with buckthorn planting

On Tuesday 7 June Island Gardens residents turned out in force to help with the planting of buckthorns on their estates to help encourage brimstone butterflies in Tower Hamlets. They were helped by officers of EastendHomes and staff from the Tower Hamlets Environment Trust.

The Environment Trust has been awarded a £1,000 grant for the planting of buckthorns in Tower Hamlets. The buckthorn is the food plant of the brimstone butterfly caterpillar.

There are still buckthorns available (for free) for any residents who would like to plant these in order to encourage the brimstone butterfly. They can be obtained by contacting Edwin Van Eck at the Environment Trust on 020 7264 4660 or email

If you'd like to help EastendHomes create greener local environments please get in touch.