A LEADING Worcester company has donated its old pallets to a primary school to help ‘rabbit-proof’ its gardening club’s flower beds.
Worcester Bosch recently gave its old, unused pallets to Broadwas CE Primary School to enable green-fingered youngsters to grow plants in elevated flower beds protected from rabbits.
Although already raised slightly off the ground, the school’s existing flower beds were being destroyed from rabbits which came during the night to eat the flowers and dig holes in the existing planters.
The donated pallets will ensure the flower beds are elevated even further, making it more difficult for rabbits to destroy.
Headteacher Mark Allen said: “We can’t thank Worcester Bosch Group enough for their donation of the pallets and are delighted to finally see work underway to help rejuvenate the planting area on our school field.
“Members of the gardening club have already emptied the raised beds of any plants past their best and the donated pallets have been used to make much taller flower beds – which we hope will be much harder for the rabbits to access.”
Sue Pennington, consumer brand manager at Worcester Bosch Group, said: “We’re thrilled to have been able to help out with the school’s garden project and to see the pallets we no longer need put to such good use to deter the rabbits.
“We hope the pupils now get to enjoy the results of the flowers and seeds they have planted without the worry of them being destroyed,” she added.